This next batch all came from some testing I did with Val Cox Ocelot Spots frit. Some are made with the frit alone pulled into it's own stringer, some made into a stringer with ivory and some with copper green. I especially like the ones made with ivory frit stringer and applied to ivory bases.
Next are beads I made with hufalump and count von count. I heard that count von count is a color change glass depending on the light and as you can see in these photographs it truly is. It looks purple in florescent lighting and very blue in natural lighting.
I ran a test on some orange glass.
For spring I made these beads again on request however, they (the color) did not turn out the same as they did when I made them last time. Another example of why I tell people I can never create the exact same bead twice. It was also hard to capture the true color of these beads no matter what light I put them under.
I usually make my tiger striped beads with clear encasing but I had seen another bead artist make them without the clear encasement and I liked the way they looked. I gave it a try and while I am not all that happy with this particular bead I think I would really like this application if I used a dark transparent brown instead of (or with) medium and light transparent brown. The new style of tiger striped bead is on the far right. The center bead is made with a twistie and the wavy application I discovered a couple of months ago. Also gave a green and white twistie a try that I had laying around on my work space.
Next up are some extra beads I tried while using ink blue and dk. aqua on ivory and accented with raised black dots. A bit too dark for my taste.
And lastly I am posting a bracelet I am working on for the customer who asked me to make a green version of my pink zebra bracelet. It's a work in progress but so far I like the way it looks.
Well I did find a few more beads from my last bead making day. I have decided I want to work on my stringer control and get better at scrolling. These beads are my most recent pathetic attempt at scroll work. But I won't get any better unless I practice, practice, practice. I think I will always be a dot/pattern girl at heart but I love the look of the beautiful scroll work I see out there by other lampwork artists so I will keep trying. I want to post these for my own benefit so some day I can look back and laugh at these and see how much better I got - keeping my fingers crossed!