Sunday, November 22, 2015

Effetre 410 Butternut Lime

Everyone kept saying to me - "oh - that looks like Apple Blush" - and yes - it does share a resemblance to Apple Blush - and is one down in the numbering system Butternut Lime is certainly a shock when it comes out of the kiln!

The wild-lime-green rod strikes up to much more of an orangey colour than I expected.

You can see from the pressed patterns and the sides of the beads that it can stay bright green - or that it can blush to shades of yellow and orange where it it re-heated. Truly - a combo of lime and butternut squash colours.

The spiral beads are made in a bead press - which seems to work very nicely with the multi-colour nature of the glass.

Fun, eh?

Friday, November 13, 2015

I made this - and I have the scars to prove it ...

Don't forget - when people ask you if you really made those beads - you can always say - "I have the scars to prove it!"

Recent cabochon - an aborted and unimpressive attempt as something opaly looking - and a truly impressive blister (now 3 days old) from catching the flame end of the mandrel when it dropped.