View Full Version : Project Entry - Crackled Hollow!

07-07-2002, 08:47 PM
Another bead I was excited about that didn't photograph particularly well, but (and I usually don't say this) I think it turned out gorgeous! :o It's a clear hollow bead (not a great hollow but about the best I've managed lately - did like 5 last night...) About an inch tall. The clear is Murano (though, I did think that crackle beads and frit might be a good use for the scummy clear...) and very clear, and the light just sparkles off the cracks. NO idea if it will hold up at all, but it was a fun experiment. Actually made two clear hollow crackle beads. Plunging a hollow into cold water from the flame the first time was, uh, exciting... But I did let it cool a bit first. Then, reintroduced into flame VERY SLOWLY to "tack". (First crackle I did yesterday I put right back into the back flame and it exploded everywhere...)

B2 :cat: (doing the happy cat dance!)

Laura Brito
07-07-2002, 08:53 PM
Wow! I am very impressed! You did a GREAT Job! Congratulations!


07-07-2002, 09:21 PM
Oh B2 that is really BEAUTIFUL:clap:
It is the best I've seen so far:clap: :clap: :clap:

07-07-2002, 09:27 PM
Beth, that's so cool! Almost makes me want to put it in a glass of tea & mint.


07-07-2002, 09:29 PM
beautiful beth! :clap:

i wanna try out the crackled hollows when i get back home!


Shirley C.
07-07-2002, 09:31 PM
Beth, great bead!

I don't think I'd have the guts to plunge a nice-shaped hollow like that into water. Sheesh! :eek:

07-07-2002, 09:42 PM
Beth, It's wonderful! And what a nice form to your perfect bead. It would look so nice with more transparent-crackles strung together.

Well 6 months tomorrow, amazing how far you've come in such a short time! I hope I'm making hollow beads sometime in the future.

Thanks for showing us, you should be very proud of this one!

Best, Valorie

07-07-2002, 09:49 PM
I did actually make a bunch of crackles to go with it (some cube shaped, of course), but camera batteries tapped out (took about 60 pictures of kittens earlier today...)

Shirley - gotta admit I hesitated... I had no idea if it would work or not, but figured what the heck... That was actually my second one. The first worked too, but I plunged it twice - more crackly, but also a little "cloudier" - not as glittery looking.

It's also a great way to hide uneven wall thicknesses ;)


07-07-2002, 10:32 PM
I don't think I'm fearless enough to plunge a hollow.
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ..love these

Rose Queen
07-07-2002, 11:17 PM
I don't know a hollow bead from sleepy hollow, but this is really lovely!

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07-08-2002, 11:37 PM
Come on, all you other project entrants! Post your work in progress and final beads to the Project library! It's easy! Really! Would love to see some of the others... B2