Saturday, January 09, 2010

Raku & Black Glass

Some glass color combos are classics -
Raku and Black - it's the peanut butter and jelly of the lampmaking world.
In case you're a flameworker and you don't know the secret of Raku. The way to get the best, most vivid colors from your Raku decorations is to 'chill' it. And by that, I mean, touch it with a cold metal when you're done shaping the bead, the colors just bloom. Brass works exceptionally well.
Earrings with raked Raku and black glass. These are a pair of hand-pressed lentil beads, wee little green freshwater pearls and sterling silver findings.

They're available in my Belvedere etsy shop.


Angela said...

These are lovely

rosebud101 said...

Very nice. You got some good colors!