Overall I had a pretty good day last Sunday, but the studio is only usually open for 4.5 hours on Sundays so it wasn't a really productive day. It takes a fair bit of time to make test beads, and then the large focals I'm making take a while too. In any case, here they are. I am feeling unusually rambly tonight, so bear with me.
This bead is a base of Mystic Beige, rolled in silver foil and some Striking Color frit. The creased silver glass you can see is Triton, there's silver mesh in there and then SiS on the ends. After making this bead, I'm even sadder that I have no more Mystic Beige. I'm not sure how well you can see it in the bead picture, but the base where the silver foil is on the Mystic Beige went all funny. It's hard to explain, so here's a close-up. It looks all weird and slimy and not like anything I'd want to touch.
Oddly enough, none of the silver in this bead turned yellow even though I didn't consciously do anything different. I'm not sure I get what's going on, but maybe I'll figure it out over the next couple of weeks now that I'm paying attention.
So far, so good... I'm having less trouble staying focused than I feared I might. And it's feeling really good to use up some of this glass.
Here's my colour testing queue, if you're interested in what's coming up over the next little while:
- CiM Mermaid
- CiM Great Bluedini
- EFF Dark Violet
- EFF Anise White
- CiM Tamarind Unique (-1)