Thursday, July 21, 2011

Oh.Oh.Oh. It's Magic!

I am in love with double helix glass rods. Being a newbie to the world of lampworking, I find it all magical and intriguing. Just look at the colors in those beads... don't even try to tell me you don't love them too.
The glass starts out this transparent grass green. It changes when you put it in a reduction flame, cool it a bit, and then stick it back in.

Seriously! Look at those colors!
I used the beads on this necklace this afternoon. I fused a dragonfly in iridescent glass, soldered around it and added some metal doo-dads. I made some head pins with the same glass and hung them from the doo-dads.

...dreaming of a real torch instead of MAPP gas canisters....


acorn hollow said...

that is beautiful.

Vikki said...

Oooo! Ahhhh! Very, very cool.

Linda M. Cain said...

Holy Moly, loving your beads!!!