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paskon
08-31-2004, 11:35 PM
I always seem to be posting my beads at the end of the show-n-tell, I feel like they get lost in the shuffle! So this once I'll start a late-night thread...I hope no one minds!

I've been playing with bright colors and it was so much fun! I also made a set with the new purples from Frantz and some of Val's gold purple frit...love that stuff! I also have a teeny set with uranium yellow, gold ruby and amethyst...I have a new batch of rubino that is lighter and very pretty. And lastly, a focal using the Vetrofond rainbow red and silvered EDP stringer. I was so tickled at how well the spiral came out on that one! Oh, and some frit experiments...:)

paskon
08-31-2004, 11:38 PM
Here's the frit...there's some raku jitterbug in there, and iris gold...also opal yellow with amber rose (I mixed it myself) stringer...

Good night!
-Patti

prncsk
08-31-2004, 11:42 PM
Pretty stuff! Are you using comercial stringer or do you pull your own? I find that when I pull my own it's too thin, but the commercial stuff is too thick. Maybe my beads are too small! One of these days I'll figure it all out. Thanks for showing and telling!

Karen

Juls
09-01-2004, 12:02 AM
Gorgeous beads! I really like the purple collection, but that last focal is TDF! excellent job with the stringer. :clap: :clap: :clap:

hugs~
~Juls

vintagelb
09-01-2004, 12:15 AM
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here are some of my recent photos..
thanks..
hope u all have fun..
annie
www.thetimefold.com

hotflashwanda
09-01-2004, 02:51 AM
:wave: Patti,
It's always nice to see other people up late doing the show and tell. :)
What a super job you did on the purple set, especially those perfect sugar beads!
Annie, Love the dichro pendant and the peri and white squiggly one, too! I do some boro pendants but am still perfecting my off-mandrel loops. Yours look great!
Here is my latest set of boro beads just listed on the Bay, lots of sparkly aventurine...

hotflashwanda
09-01-2004, 02:54 AM
Ooops! :cat: Forgot to upload my picture! It's late, better get some sleep...

beachbeads
09-01-2004, 04:39 AM
Thread hog warning!!! Wow, lots of pretties tonight. I am finally back on the torch after an awful work schedule this summer. hotflashwanda, are those gorgeous beads boro? I have a few beads made with the famous jitterbug raku, the first one is on bullseye black, and the other 2 are on Moretti sage with silver foil and reduced to bring out the silver, these remind me of paisley designs. The third bead is Moretti clear with silver foil and a mixture of clear, blue and copper blue transparent frit. This one is for Deanna Griffen Dove's elements exchange, which is now water. And then a bead gone bad trying MargaretZ's twistie tutorial, but turned out really cool with deep layers of glass and color. And some animal beads. 2 MORE DAYS till Glass Stock, boy am I nervous. Sheila

paskon
09-01-2004, 09:54 PM
Pretty stuff! Are you using comercial stringer or do you pull your own? I find that when I pull my own it's too thin, but the commercial stuff is too thick. Maybe my beads are too small! One of these days I'll figure it all out. Thanks for showing and telling!

Karen

Hi Karen! I do like the commercial stringer, but I only use it for dots. You're right, it's too thick for stringer work...I make my stringer with 2 rods instead of with 1 rod and a pair of pliers. I never could get the hang of the pliers; it always ended up too thin. Somehow with 2 rods it always comes out just right. I just melt a blob between them, wait, then pull. I do a lot of color-mixing that way too.

I was very happy with the stringer on the red focal. :) I just learned that technique for using gravity to apply spirals of stringer and it is just so much fun!! It's not any harder on a barrel bead than on a round one; you just have to make sure the stringer is long enough.

I'm glad to see more beads here...I see I wasn't the only one up late!! :) All very pretty stuff! :clap: :clap:

-Patti