Second bead: Black base, Dk Ivory and Gaia, Stormed Oxalis (needs more storming than I used,) SC.
Bottom bead: AWESOME - but you can't see it well in this photo. Black base, Dk Ivory and Triton, Stormed Elektra, SC.
This green bead is a total experiment - no plans to use this bead for a finished piece of jewelry so no critiques on this bead for those purposes. It's a mess I know. But I learn a lot from this kind of mess!
This bead has some interesting effects going on - look like lizard eyes to me. I'll have to remember how I did this when I move on to making animals with detailed eyes!!!!!
I got some nice sparkles on this bead but not really any storming. I think Gaia needs heavy storming.
This next bead I really like. It's the perfect size for a European charm bracelet or would look nice on one of my Change A Bead necklaces!
I had high hopes for this combination but I learned that Stormed Elektra looks better over Triton than it does PL.
This bead was another disappointment for me but I have a feeling my sister will love this bead. She always likes my failure beads and she always makes them look good with what she does with them too! So this one is for you Scotty.
Black base, Dk. Ivory and PL, SC on center dots, Aether on one side and Zepher on other side.
After that last disappointment I changed the type of bead I was making - I needed a break from storming and that darn PL glass!!! This bead was a doozie to photograph and I really wanted the golden colors to show along with all the variations of purple and blues. I captured the colors well but did not do the gold tones justice at all.
I can't decide if I like this next bead or not. Sometimes I think it's great and others times I can only see that 50's turquoise color that my mom had in the kitchen of the home I grew up in - I loved that home and liked the kitchen just fine back then but I'm not a fan of that color these days.
Now this bead is a winner for sure! I LOVE it! Might keep this one for myself as a present from the Easter Bunny.
These last two beads are made with Reichenbach Pink Lady. I am still not able to make a perfect hollow bead every time yet, so I try to practice them each time I make beads. The Pink Lady makes a very lovely color for a hollow bead!!!
I just accomplished my goal for the day! I edited all my photos up to date for blogging and got one new blog post written! I still have two more batches of photos to blog about but they are not on my goal list today. For now, I'm heading to the torch as I have lots of ideas in my head that are busting to get out before Easter weekend activities start.
Thanks for reading my bead blog and I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend and/or spring break - ya'll travel safe this weekend!!!!
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