Thursday, May 21, 2009

TAG 104 - Green Dalai again

Still digging the Green Dalai from TAG.

In this case, I was going for smaller beads (these are about 20 mm across). I super-heated the Dalai (but it never actually went clear). I wound the core bead, and let the glass cool to not-glowing. At that point - the glass looked black.

I built a gather of clear - about twice the size of the original bead, and got it very hot, and wound it onto the core bead. I made sure that the clear went down over the edges. Then it was just a matter of heating the whole thing smooth.

You can see they have struck to some interesting blues and greens. Very "planetary." I wonder how I can float some continents on there!

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