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PolychromeBeads
09-21-2004, 10:01 PM
I can't be the only one who's still online! :cat:

Here's a couple of my latest--

First are the newest florals:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2004/18777-goldenflora1.jpg

And a very cool bicone, with dichro on the base and silver on top:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2004/18777-scryingstone.jpg


Aimee
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2003/18777-ed2.jpg

farkel
09-21-2004, 10:11 PM
Aimee, nope I'm still awake too! I love the floral....the small black line in the center of your flowers is cool. I also like the small random bubbles, makes it look like it's under water. The bicone is toooo beautiful for words, neat color combos......thanks for sharing.

nicker
09-21-2004, 10:18 PM
Aimee those stamens are awsome! *big sigh* I better practice them more!

GinnyHampton
09-21-2004, 10:40 PM
Aimee those stamens are awsome!

That's what I was thinking - - very pretty :)

I took a class last Friday from Caitlin Hyde on hollow beads and hollow vessels. Well, I gotta say . .. vessels and bottles never really appealed to me, so OF COURSE, now they're my new obsession!! At one time I also said I didn't like hearts .. . I should've known ;)
Man these are fun! Here are 3 hollow vessels I made after my class, I'm so proud. Each one is about 1.25" tall. I wore one to work yesterday, just slid a little chain through the handle and it was an instant necklace!

First one is a reddish brown, dark ivory, turquoise, pea green and orange:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2004/16244-DSCN3881.JPG

This one is just black and amber rose:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2004/16244-DSCN3882.JPG

This one is pea green, butter yellow and rubino:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2004/16244-DSCN3885.JPG

Lastly is a hollow bead pendant with amber rose and ink blue dots:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2004/16244-DSCN3890.JPG

I'm so glad I took that class, it gave me new inspiration and a new fire. Thanks Caitlin :)

AlaskaBarb
09-21-2004, 10:58 PM
Great stuff!

I had to laugh -- when I read "Tuesday Night Owl," it was only 6:00 PM here! I forget how danged far away Alaska is.....

B :wave:

mperaza
09-21-2004, 11:22 PM
Nice work Aimee - the stamens really do "stick out"!!

Ginny - very nice vessles and hollow - I particularly like the black with amber rose.

Could you (or anyone else) please tell me where to find the "amber rose"?? Is it moretti or something else? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks!
Marilyn

ctseibels
09-21-2004, 11:53 PM
Great stuff everyone!
Aimee-Great florals. I have been really into florals lately too, and I love to see the variation between artists.
Ginny, I especially like the bright colors in your last vessel. It looks like a bowl full of Rainbow Sherbet!
Carter

Moth
09-22-2004, 12:26 AM
Just got off the torch for the night, so thought I would post a few pics of what I made yesterday. The pictures are kinda crummy, so I will have to retake them tomorrow. :rolleyes:

I had fun making them though...and that's what counts, right? :D :clap:

G'night all! Off to bed for this ol'girl.

~~Mary


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Sep-2004/24464-redirisstripersideo.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Sep-2004/24464-greentwistiechaossideo.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Sep-2004/24464-sunshinesideo.jpg

GinnyHampton
09-22-2004, 09:33 AM
Could you (or anyone else) please tell me where to find the "amber rose"?? Is it moretti or something else? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks!
Marilyn

I got mine from Frantz several months ago, it is/was an odd Moretti color. I think it would be fairly easy to mix yourself probably using transparent amber and pink.

bolimasa
09-22-2004, 10:34 AM
Any tips and tricks on how to get such nice looking stamens? Your's a re really lovely! For me, nice stamens seem to be a random event. Sometimes they look OK othertimes blobby!

QUOTE=PolychromeBeads]I can't be the only one who's still online! :cat:

Here's a couple of my latest--

First are the newest florals:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2004/18777-goldenflora1.jpg

And a very cool bicone, with dichro on the base and silver on top:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2004/18777-scryingstone.jpg


Aimee
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2003/18777-ed2.jpg[/QUOTE]

PolychromeBeads
09-22-2004, 11:48 AM
Any tips and tricks on how to get such nice looking stamens? Your's a re really lovely! For me, nice stamens seem to be a random event. Sometimes they look OK othertimes blobby!


Linda, a couple of other folks have asked about this - so I'll just post my reply here.

The easy part is making the stamen cane. I use standard filigrana rods - I used to case my own, but it just seemed so much easier to buy them. I take one rod and thickly swipe stripes of another filigrana on about the last 1" all the way around. Heat and pull into fairly thin (about 2mm) stringer. This is what I use to plunge the flowers. You could also bundle the filigrana rods and pull directly from that - I'm on a HotHead until next week so I can't heat up that many rods at once!

Once plunged, I don't break the stringer off - I use rod nippers to cut it just above the surface of the bead. Slightly melt the top of the cane, and press it down a teensy bit. Then add a drop of clear on top of it, heat again, and finish by casing the whole flower.

It did take a bit of practice for me to get it (the ol' dreaded PPP!). With practice, you'll probably find slight differences in the method that work better for you. Good luck!


Aimee
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2003/18777-ed2.jpg