|My first attempt at an armadillo bead.|
|Somewhat hard to photograph the great colors and shimmers in this bead but check out the top of the bead for a clue.|
I can't tell you how I made either of these beads because it was a purchased tutorial. But you can order the tutorial from TrollLover's etsy shop if you like. As for me, I will need to refer back to my notes dated 3/24/2013.
Now that those two new beads totally wore me out, I went back to my testing mode. I have quite a bit of new color that I have been itching to test out so this may be boring as it's going to be a lot of information just for my own reference.
Testing Turquoise Gray 591854 and Antique Green 591852. I like the way Dk. Ivory reacts with the Turquoise Gray!!!
|1. Turquoise Gray, 2. Antique Green, 3. AG base w/Ivory, TG and AG dots, 4. Dk. Ivory and TG, 5. Dk. Ivory and AG.|
This next bead I really like!!!
|Black base with alternating dots of the TG and AG.|
Next I'm testing CIM Shrubbery 511410 and Effetre Earth Cool Color 591688. I think the Shrubbery separates a bit too much for the application (over black) I used in the last bead shown in this next photo. I do like the way Shrubbery works with Ivory. And I think I am in love with Earth! I could tell when I was making these spacers they would be awesome so I made several and have plans for them already!!!
|1. CIM Shrubbery, 2-11 Earth, 12. Mix of these two over Dk. Ivory, 13. Black and Shrubbery.|
I don't care much for either of these next two colors. Here I am testing CIM Blue Suede Shoes and CIM Pimento. I can see uses for each of these colors separately but not together. I tested the BSS on both CIM Peace and Effetre White and both whites became very fuzzy. BSS layers nicely when left raised.
|1. Pimento and Blue Suede Shoes w Blk. dots, 2. Peace and BSS, 3. White and BSS.|
Testing Green Cave 591856 and Moss Green 591853. Green Cave strikes to a darker green the long it is worked in the flame. The 3 small spacers together in the following photo show this. I made all of these on the same mandrel and the one I made last is on the right and it maintained a very pretty blue while the other two turned green. The longer it is worked, the more cool striations come up. So while I like the nice silvered blue color I also like it as a darker green. Moss Green has virtually no reaction to Lt. Ivory which was unexpected but good to know!
|1. Green Cave base, Lt. Ivory dots covered with GC and French Blue, raised dots of black, 2 -4. GC, 5. Moss Green over Lt. Ivory, topped with raised black dots, 6. MG|
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