Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lily pads

I bought a new frit color a while ago, Lily Pad from Glass Diversions, and I have been experimenting with it on different backgrounds.  Below is the frit on Nile Green Opalino (Effetre):

I've already made earrings with the combination and they are for sale in my Etsy shop (;  bead sets of these beads will be on sale soon.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

New toys

I just bought new mandrels and some new glass from Franz Art Glass and Supplies:

On the bottom, new mandrels (3/16 in) for big hole beads, in the middle Effetre Nessi, a limited edition transparent blue-green glass and on top, Effetre Spanish Leather, a shade of terra cotta.

I'll be experimenting with these over the next few weeks and I'll share what I find out.