Friday, June 17, 2011

Recent Work

To make up for my absence, I thought I would post some pics of my recent work.

I designed this necklace with some boro beads I won from the spectacular Lori Anderson. I am having so much fun with copper and patina. The colors are never quite what I expect but are always what I need (cue the Rolling Stones).

Lately, I have become addicted to making funky, not-quite-round, discs. I primarily use soft glass, but I am in currently in love with Gaffer Chalcedony, Gaffer Blue Chalcedony, and the traditional raku. The chalcedonies and raku have always been vexing for lampworkers. They can produce a wonderful range of colors all within one bead. They also can produce blah colors. I love them all, good and bad.

This is a finished piece I sold at a show in Kalamazoo a couple of weekends ago. I think it shows the variety of chalcedony (these discs are blue and regulary chalcedony).


Beadbug said...

Great bead porn!

diane cook said...

They are all beautiful Melissa =))

one-eared pig said...

Thank you!

Pretty Things said...

Oh you did such a cool job with those!

Profusion said...

Melissa that is a great design, I like it! Also the one in your other post with the spirals and beads at the bottom. Lovely :)

Have you tried the glass called 'Magic'? I think it might be the one from Reichenbach. It produces a lot! of colours real easy. Great for fall jewelry.

The multicoloured flower here is from one rod of Magic:
And here a short thread at LE:
It's good stuff :)

Profusion said...

Hey, where is the rest of my link?

Profusion said...

Again? Oh well, follow the date if you are curious :)