I accomplished my goal of making an entire set of beads using silvered glass instead of just test beads. I can't wait to make these into some sort of jewelry!!!!! These were created after I read a free tutorial on Lampwork Etc. by Naos called Fire Opals.
I have read a lot about Canyon de Chelly and have tried it here and there but I never got anything exciting out of it. I came across Karolen's post on her blog showing her favorite combinations with this glass so I made a few using her suggestions. These are test beads but I liked some of them so much that I made a bunch more of them today. Can't wait to see how they turn out when I get them out of the kiln in the morning.
I will probably try etching a few of these beads to see if that will look as good as I think it will.
I was trying to get close to Nomad's record of making 78 beads but I only made 35 total beads this round. I'm curious to see how many beads I can make when I have a full day at the torch - maybe then I can come closer to Nomad's count?!?!?!? It's fun to try but I doubt I will make that many in one sitting. Hats off to you Nomad!