Sunday, November 28, 2010
Testing new colors!
Stats for my color log:
Beads 1 - 5 are 232 lt. turquoise base and a mystery blue that lost it's tag during the studio move. I am fairly sure it's a messy color b/c of it's stiffness when working and if I had to guess it's probably French Blue. Bead 6 is the same colors w/ a clear encasement between the base and decoration. Bead 7 is the reverse of 1-5 and bead 8 is same as 7 w/ the clear encasement between the layers.
The three beads on the far right I used sky blue as a base just for a comparison w/ the turquoise. The photos do not pick up much of a difference but I like the lighter feel these have too.
Stats for my log:
The first bead is a base of Hippo, encased w/ clear then dots of mink. Not a favorite. Might look better if I tried backing the mink w/ white first. The second bead is a base of Hippo, encased w/ clear then dots of Adamantium. The Adamantium is a little less dark, more chocolate than it appears in the photo and I do like this combo. The third bead is a base of Adamantium w/ dots of Hippo. Again this is a little lighter than the photo shows and this is a nice combo. The 4th bead is the same as before just w/ clear encasing between layers. Then I decided to see how it all looked w/ the French blue so the last bead is a base of French, dots of Hippo, dotted w/ French then small raised dots of Adamantium. All but the first bead have potential for use in future pieces I think.
States for my log:
All 4 beads have a base of Hippo. First one is encased in light aqua and dotted w/ white. I think I would like this look if the aqua was even lighter so I will look at other brands to see what I can find that is lighter than the one I used. The second bead is encased in clear and dotted w/ white then the dots are covered w/ Aqua. Third has lt. turquoise and Hippo dots. I like this bead a lot! The last bead is clear encased, white dots covered w/ lt. aqua on center dots, dark aqua on outer dots and center dots obviously poked and capped w/ clear.
Stats for my log:
All 3 beads have a 232 lt. turquoise base and are encased w/ clear. Dots of white then the purple dots are 591058-LV Violet Ink Blue Light Prem. Trans.
Colors are much darker in the photos and these are really nice looking beads.