Saturday, April 26, 2014

New Lampwork Beads with Frit

I received a few new jars of frit I had to try immediately. Here are a few sets of beds just listed:

Dark turquoise glass with a darker blue frit:

Light turquoise with blue frit:

Copper green with blue frit:

And finally my favorite lentil beads and spacers made with blue transparent glass and Triton silver glass:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Funky and Fun Enameled Copper Beads

Over the past week I've been making funky beads out of copper wire, tubing and sheet. I wanted to practice enameling using my lampwork bead torch. And it works great ... once I learned to use a cooler bushy flame so the copper wire didn't melt! Here's a photo of just a few of the beads I started with.

And here are a few strands of finished enameled beads. They are great components for someone's jewelry projects. Listing them in my Etsy shop, and keeping my fingers crossed ....