Monday, July 11, 2011

Jelly Trio

Hand faceted nuggets - Double Helix Gaia on transparent emerald, Double Helix Aurae on transparent yellow and Double Helix Clio on transparent dark violet.

These are fun to make. Start with a nicely rounded bead and add thin trails of the iridescent, metallic glass, slowly melt in the threads (don't burn them). Next spot heat the bead and gently shape it with a flat blade, I use a stainless steel cheese knife. Finally after you have it all faceted change the flame to a reducing flame and coax the metallic glass into doing it's thing.

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