Monday, July 06, 2009

Metallic Luster

I know I am late to the party but this Double Helix metal rich glass is stinkin' gorgeous.
These were made by raking threads of Aurae over a base of ink blue. This picture looks - eh, but the real beads shimmer like an art nouveau Tiffany vase. Everyone who sees them abruptly asks if they can have them, it's sort of funny. I cannot wait to make more.

The drawings are a bit small and wonky, but here are my sketchbook notes to myself on how to do a peacock feather style raked bead.

I swear, it's time to build an ark. We are mildewing. It was lovely and sunny here for a couple of hours this morning, but now the pouring rains are back. This is crazy, we are going to wash away.


Steph said...

Beautiful beads! The Gauguin beads look great too! We had some heavy rains today but they were welcome, the garden needed water ...

lori vliegen said...

your beads are absolutely gorgeous!! i SO admire anyone who can make such beautiful things using a torch!! bravo! :)

rosebud101 said...

Those are nummy beads! You did a nice job!

Gardanne said...

I just ordered more Aurea, you enabler.