Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Spring Nuggets

I wanted these to look like raw amber - except pink.

I started with simple round base beads made with different shades of translucent pink - Cim's rose quartz, Cim's crocus and Cim's Gelly's sty. Once the beads had a nice shape I added thick swipes of transparent pinks and lavenders randomly around them - transparent pink, Cim's larkspur and Cim's pink champagne. I melted the bumpy swipes in just a wee bit to makes them more bulbous than lumpy.

Notes from my sketchbook:

And a test pair, in the same style, with Cim's Ming blue with  swipes of transparent teal.

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