Sunday, December 21, 2008

Today's Bead Batch

I'm firing beads and listing as often as I can while I can. I'm pushing myself to attempt new glaze combinations, and these swirly smooth greenish brown rounds are my latest attempt. I had some shiny yellow rounds that I was not impressed with so I reglazed with another color on top. It's kinda like painting a wall in your house and putting on one color of a layer of paint on top of another underneath and the tone of one combines with the other to make a whole new color. With these are some varied textured rounds, too. Click on the photo to get a better look at all of these beads.

I used a different glaze on these blues than I normally do. I found a transparent cobalt blue glaze and all I did was fire this lowfire glaze at a higher temperature. These look identical to the two step process I had been using of first applying a cobalt blue stain and then a clear gloss glaze.


  1. Oooh! These are really gorgeous! More beads like these please! Your beads just keep getting better and better! I especially love the blue ones and the tan ones. Great job!

  2. Thanks Erin! Thanks Jessica! You've made my day!