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Princess and the bead
05-24-2007, 06:52 PM
I have been obsessed with silver plum for a month now!!!
Just had to share the colors with you. They remind me of real Raku technique used on pottery. I shared these earlier today on LE but just came in from errands and wanted to post here too!

05-24-2007, 07:54 PM

Me Jayne
05-24-2007, 08:01 PM
Beautiful colors, Darleen - holy cow!

Crazy Woman
05-24-2007, 08:03 PM
Those are soooooooo lickable! Beautiful!

Princess and the bead
05-24-2007, 08:13 PM
Thanks you guys...they are so much fun to make. Watching the color appear is so cool.

05-24-2007, 09:30 PM
Darlene, any tips to get those colors we need to follow?

05-24-2007, 10:43 PM
Dang Darlene!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd like to hear some tips too!!

05-25-2007, 11:13 AM
I tried getting those colors in a marble last night and I also encased it. Didn't work! Suggestions?

05-25-2007, 11:54 AM
Fantastic! My silver plum must be broken....[lol]Gina c-p

05-25-2007, 01:15 PM
Darlene, these are great, thanks for sharing! I'm quite impressed with your shaping and sizing abilities on those round beads--very nice! Val

05-25-2007, 01:31 PM
Wonderful colors! Great beads as well. I haven't used silver plum yet, but was wondering if it "works" when used in a twisty?

I need to get to my torch, but I think I'll do a silver plum search and see if I can find any info. hmmmm.....

05-26-2007, 03:04 PM
Darlene, fantastic colors! I can get a lot of those shades in one bead (from both LSP and DSP) but you're separating each color out - amazing!

Princess and the bead
05-26-2007, 07:40 PM
Thanks for the kind words...
As for info....They were made on a Minicc torch.
I believe most of them are dark silver plum but have had success with the light also.
I work high in the flame.
The flame is pretty much neutral.
If I want a more matte finish I add a little oxygen.
If I want a shinier finish I add more propane.

These have been some of the most fun beads to make. Very relaxing and rewarding.

05-26-2007, 10:04 PM
Gee I have several rods of this stuff, and didnt' know what to do with it. I think I'll have to go play!

05-26-2007, 11:14 PM
What a delicious set!:clap: Love those colours!:thumbsup: Thanks for the info!:cool:

05-27-2007, 04:39 AM
Those are fantastic!

05-27-2007, 10:29 AM
Lovely colors!