Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Beads to Share

Getting ready to head up to Arrow Springs (2.5-hour drive from San Francisco) for my Silver Glass Workshop this weekend. Since I have been delinquent in updating our blog, I would like to share some new beads before taking off.

A couple of silver cored beads for Pandora bracelets - LOVE the newest Double Helix test batches!

More from our Flora Series, most with our own murrinis:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Double Helix Clio!

Double Helix is releasing Clio on 15 February. Clio is the text batches CL-360 and CL-361. . . a silver glass that yields luscious purple, magenta and pinks!



on Opal Yellow

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Playing with Enamel - a journey!

After playing with enamel for the past three months, I am happy to say that it will remain one of my favorite materials to be used on my beads!

I love to share this journey with you! Mind you, this is just a check point - there are much more to be explored and learned!

Some of you may remember these first few beads:

Starting out gingerly . . . only on a clear base bead, just testing out colors!

Venturing into other glass colors. . .

Start playing with combining enamel with my favorite glass - silver glass!

Striking silver glass . . .

Reducing silver glass . . .

Some of the latest: