These beads are a take on scallop shells and are easy to make with a lentil press. I started with light ivory glass, adding enough glass onto the mandrel fill the center of the lentil press, but not enough to go out to the edges. Next I wrapped a twistie around the bead, and pressed again, this time filling the lentil press. I used a variety of glass for the twistie: light ivory and light amber, light ivory and dark amber and light ivory and rose quartz (CIM 511907). Finally, I textured the lentil with a knife, adding indentations along the edge of the bead, and the making incisions from the indentation of the middle bottom of the bead. Here are the results:
The bead at the top left is made with a dark amber/ivory twistie, the one on the top right from a light amber/ivory twistie and the one on the bottom with the ivory/rose quartz twistie. I should mention that I tried a twistie of pink opalino with ivory and the pink turned a nasty brown color as I was texturing the bead. Evidently I got the bead too hot. I haven't had problems with pink quartz.
I've been making so many shells that I've run out of light ivory, so I'm going to have to make a run to Flametree Glass to stock up.