I made some beads and then I had a guest for a week (which I had to take time off to play and have fun in the sun!!!) and then I made some more beads but now I have to see if I can remember what I did when I made all those beads from a few weeks ago. Here are all the beads I made on Jan. 29, 2011:
First up are my results from trying to duplicate a color I read about on one of the bead forums. I've been trying to produce that pink/orange color for a while and this is another recipe:
I was experimenting with a new type of rose made from a frit stringer. These are not very good but just keeping them in my log of applications. Please ignore the ugly beads! I made a few spacers on the far right for other projects.
Continuing on my adventure to make nice frit beads - gives me fits really - frit fits! This one didn't turn out too bad.
These are more frit beads that are okay - but for them to look really nice they need to be in full sun otherwise they just look like pink beads. My notes on these are poor but the frit I used was Gold Pink and I think the core was made with Whisper and sometimes a little core of white before the Whisper. Not a big deal because I don't think I will be making these beads again.
And lastly I made a bunch of beads using Black, French Blue, white and a Dark Transparent Blue I had laying around on my work space so I am not exactly sure which one it is:
I'll be trying to get caught up with more blogging soon. I made some nice organic earring pairs and worked with my new silvered glass. So check back soon if you want to see those.