Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Extra-Silvered Ivory

Some more organic etched beads got listed in The Bead You Need today. This is a really pretty, understated color combo, and that terracotta glass looks especially fine with this particular silvered ivory treatment. I added some extra blips of fine silver to the band using wire. This is a common lampworking technique: when you have finished your bead you can "wrap" a bit of fine silver wire around it. I use quotation marks because the way i do it is more like melting the tip of the wire while touching it to the glass. With either method the silver from the wire balls up on the surface of the bead in these little shiny dots and adds a lot of interest.

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