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juliagfunk
10-17-2005, 05:11 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-17-2005/63375_composite-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-17-2005/63375_Untitled-1_copy.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-17-2005/63375_composite-3.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: group of implosion pendants
Year Created: 2005
Dimension: 1.25
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
These are some of a series of implosion style pendants I have been working on. They are made from borosilicate glass. I am happy with the progress I have been making, but would love some objective opinions about the work.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Are they appealing? How are the designs/colors/etc.? What do you like/dislike? Constructive criticism greatly appreciated. Feel free to comment on this or any other aspect of the work.

kuzmal
10-17-2005, 05:42 PM
I love the textures. Great shapes. The only suggestion I would make is try to use more contrasting colors. Maybe that's me I like really bright colors...

I especially like the shape on #4

xoticbead
10-18-2005, 07:54 AM
I have to agree with kuzmal, I think brighter colors would work great. Boro has so much to offer in the way of color it would be fun to try
Liz

collectiblesbyrose
10-18-2005, 08:05 PM
My favorites are 1,2,4....the ones with less color...go figure...LOL. Nice beads!!!

wfdon
10-21-2005, 11:31 AM
hi i like # 3 and 4, nice start, Work on your loops, right when you start to pull the loop let it cool a bit so you dont pull it to thin, 1,2and 6 could break on you, hope i dont make you mad. you can see on #6 whear you loop starts its thick try to keep it that thick for the hole loop
hope this will help you out
Don

juliagfunk
10-23-2005, 09:13 PM
Just wanted to thank everyone for their responses, all your suggestions are appreciated!
Julia.

emoon
01-18-2006, 12:52 AM
Can this technique be duplicated in moretti with any real success? If so, any tips anyone??

TheRealCosmo
01-18-2006, 09:31 AM
Yes, you can do it with Moretti. I have done it many times. Just use less heat. With boro, the clear is softer than the color, so it implodes easier. In Moretti, the transparent colors are stiffer than solids, so it takes a little more work and a little more patience.

But, back to the subject of the post...

The only suggestion I would make is to back the pendant with black or a very dark color. That will make the implosion really stand out. As it is, I think the white background (or whatever color shirt you are wearing when you wear it) showing through it takes away from the implosion.

richsantaclaus
01-29-2006, 02:25 AM
My faves are # 2, 3, and 4!!!

Amozoo
01-30-2006, 09:41 AM
Aren't they fun to make? Try using Amazon Jewel it's a wonderful color when you put black behind it (after the emplotion part) and don't over anneal it or anneal too high.