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Ellen Altamore
07-31-2007, 11:25 PM
Close enough for me. :D Just playin' around with enamels today.

08-01-2007, 12:00 AM
Ellen - those are pretty! I have an enamel sampler and I really haven't used it much - your beads are an inspiration to get going:)

Here's mine - spiral pressed Czech denim and Vetrofond slate blue glass:


08-01-2007, 12:08 AM
Ellen and Mary Beth, great beads!! I love enamels and the spiral press is wonderful! I am, of course, still making florals. This is a summertime one.

08-01-2007, 12:09 AM
Ellen, those are great.....such a wonderful variety of colors!!
Mary Beth, I love those sprials & the colors you used!!

I'm still playing with the Striking Colors & I think these look like boro.



Me Jayne
08-01-2007, 01:01 AM
Ellen, such pretty enamel beads! What are you going to make with them?
Mary beth, those are sooooo cool! They'd go great with denim.
Harriet, I absolutely adore your florals!
Vivian, they do look like boro! And very pretty colors, too; they seem to glow.

Here's a simple set of etched spirals, sort of like beach glass...

08-01-2007, 01:50 AM
Ellen - They're lovely! I especially like the Red/Yellow ones! :)
Mary Beth - HOLY MOLY! What a yummy set - perfect for jeans!
Harriet - Gorgeous as always and i love the organic shape!
Viv - Yes, they do! Really nice rounds!
Jayne - Beautiful! I like how the colors are brighter than normal beach glass!

Here's a set I did to match the Bear for a buyer... I think it came out really well. :)


Me Jayne
08-01-2007, 01:55 AM
Amber, those are stunning! Such a rainbow of color you got from the DSP - what a lucky buyer!

08-01-2007, 03:06 AM
Harriet - that is beautiful! It looks like the flowers are floating!
Vivian - those look better than boro;)
Jayne - I love the beach glass look. Your spirals remind me of little snails - in a good way:D
Amber - those are just gorgeous - so sophisticated!

Bernadette Fuentes
08-01-2007, 03:54 AM
Ellen I especially like the second one.
Mary Beth those are great.
Harriet what a pretty flower!
Vivian the color is rich.
Jayne they look edible.
Amber what a nice set and great color combo!

Here is one that ends this morning,

Have a great day,

Bernadette Fuentes

Ellen Altamore
08-01-2007, 07:58 AM
Thanks, guys.
MB - those spirals are so, so, soooooooooo cool.
Harriet - as far as I'm concerned, you can keep cranking out those florals until the cows come home. Wonder when that is, anyway?
Viv - I think they look like boro too. Nicely done.
Jayne - an entirely different spiral look but just as cool. Don't know what I'm going to do with my beads yet.
Am - "Bluff" is wonderful as usual. I might try and muster up the patience to work with DSP today. Maybe.
Bernadette - love that combo; it has a primative look to it which I love.

08-01-2007, 09:02 AM

Mary Beth...Wonderful combination....

Harriet...Absolutely delightful....as usual!!!

Vivian...Those do look like boro...really beautiful boro!

Jayne...I love those....the etching is great...and you're right, they look like beach glass....love 'em...

Amber...TDF!!! (To Die For!!!)....The whole set is wonderful....the large barrels have such depth...and the rest are...well....absolutely perfect! LOVE these beads of youre...

Bernadette...Love the textures in those....I'd love to hold them...

Thanks for the great show everyone!!!



08-01-2007, 10:14 AM
this is me playing with gray, ivory, & brown.


Still learning.
Love the beads I see, they are a great inspiration.

Ellen Altamore
08-01-2007, 10:46 AM
ooooooooo, Janie, I love that set - way cool.
Micro (don't know your name, didn't put it in your public profile) - very nice color combo; I'll have to give that one a try. Nice to have you here.

08-01-2007, 12:21 PM
The color scheme is definitely turning toward autumn. Beautiful, but I'm a little slow. I'm still stuck on the colors from a brightly blooming garden.

For some reason 'insert an image' still isn't working for me. I'm not doing anything differently. It looks like I'm going to have to go with file attachments. Any ideas why?

08-01-2007, 01:11 PM
Just so you know Folks...The Beads shown here today are Fantastic!!!
I Hope you are all staying Cool:)

Oh, Here's a new one from Me:)

08-01-2007, 02:35 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2007/15089-marquis1.jpg Here's some fused glass to add. Smooth and silky in the Marquis pattern.


08-01-2007, 07:32 PM
Harriet- Just woke up (thurs am in oz) & I could just drift back to sleep in that bead. Float me away!!!

08-02-2007, 03:03 AM
Thanks for you sweet words everyone! I really try to make other beads, but the florals just sneak right back in there. I love the organic ones. Naos, yours are fantastic !!!!