beads and necklaces...
These are beads from the last couple days. Group "a" was made on a night when the fuel tank kept freezing up...hence only two sad little dots on the one bead and the overly wonky shape of the darker bead. The darker bead is actually a transparent magenta-y color. It is a reduction glass that I haven't figured out how to play with yet. Group "b" was made during the day Wednesday. The aqua colored ones are made from glass named copper green. The rod of glass is a totally different shade of green with reddish wisps here and there. While I really like the color of the beads I would LOVE to figure out how to bring some the red out in the beads...maybe it isn't possible? I have research to do. The olive/khaki green one with the ivory dots is a favorite of mine so far. The dots are very irregular in size but they are nicely lined up on the equator of the bead and the ivory glass had a nice reaction where the dots are considerably darker in the centers. I'm going to make a pendant out of this bead today. I already made a pendant out of the little aqua and pale pink dotted bead (see next photo). Bead "c" is a transparent purple with PERFECTLY EVEN DOT PLACEMENT! I tried to get a nice straight above shot with no luck, but trust me, it looks so neat! I'm going to make a pendant out of that one too.
The necklaces are simple but sweet I think. This first one features a pendant made with one of my lampwork beads, a peruvian opal, and sterling silver. The "chain" is made with Miyuki glass. I named it Robin's Egg Drop Necklace.
Robin's Egg Drop is available for purchase too. $28 plus postage and applicable tax and she can be all yours! Just click on the picture for more information.
I made this necklace for a friend of mine as a thank-you. The pendant is made from some of my stamped sterling and etched copper. I used another of my beads to make a clasp for the necklace. It actually works very well, although the bead is a little heavy in comparison to the pendant. Have to work on counterbalancing it here in a bit.