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Songbird Frit

Songbird Frit

This Songbird Frit by Val Cox is prettier on the beads than I expected. It looks great on most of the base glass tested. I ended up creating an entire set with this frit that that look nice together. This frit really played nicely with all of the bases colors I selected. 
October 16, 2021 by Stephanie White
red lampwork beads

Playing with Frit

Yesterday, I made up several beads I thought might look nice together for the holidays. My goal was to find a pretty red color to use to make up some Christmas beads sets. This is my reason for logging this information because you think you will remember and then when you sit down to make the beads you cannot remember what you used last time.
September 09, 2021 by Stephanie White
purple opal lampwork focal bead

Creating the Purple Opal Lampwork Focal Bead

This Purple Opal Lampwork focal bead was created with a clear core, striking orange, Rhea Double Helix, and Echo Double Helix. I am not 100% if if I used Rhea or clear. The color was so much prettier than I expected with the plum purple and lavender colors with blue and aqua accents. 
September 08, 2021 by Stephanie White
sunken treasure lampwork beads

Sunken Treasure Lampwork Beads

This Sunken Treasure lampwork bead turned out beautiful. Adding multiple transparent colors creates a beautiful multicolor bead. The fine silver and mesh almost make this bead look like sunken treasure. It might be interesting to add gold and silver mica to the inner core to see if it looks like sunken coins. This bead also has shimmering goldstone within the layers. It could almost be too much together at once, but the beads are so interesting this way.
September 08, 2021 by Stephanie White
Creating the Coral Pink Lampwork Beads

Creating the Coral Pink Lampwork Beads

These beads were created with a white core with Rhea pink over the core. Then encased in Clio then reduced. Accents of gold mica and silver foil are perfect. The color is very beautiful in ranges of pink, peach, fuchsia with purple hues.
August 29, 2021 by Stephanie White
Cupcake Lampwork charm sterling

Handmade Cupcake Charms

These little Lampwork cupcakes are cute enough to eat. These little beads are approximately 10mm. Each bead was created one bead at a time in our studio with CIM and Effetre glass.
March 09, 2021 by Stephanie White
black floral lampwork bead

Black Floral Lampwork Bead

This floral Lampwork bead was created on a black base with large white & lavender flowers. This bead was made with amethyst purple and created lavender petals. This bead measures 30 mm in length. 
March 01, 2021 by Stephanie White
purple floral lampwork bead

Purple Floral Lampwork Bead

A beautiful floral bead created on an aqua background with periwinkle amethyst flowers. The bead has shimmering silver mica inside the bead. The smaller white accent beads have a bubble in the middle of the flowers. 
February 28, 2021 by Stephanie White
pink floral lampwork bead

Floral Focal Beads

In these bead, I worked with more layers and controlled the heat to avoid distortion. The purple bead flowers are the most defined of the three. The flowers do show the best on darker backgrounds. 
February 27, 2021 by Stephanie White
Valentine Frit

Valentine Frit

This beautiful Glass Diversion Valentine Frit looked beautiful on most of the base glass. These opaque pink blends looked especially nice on Opal and New Violet.

Using clear did not work well because the color wasn’t dense enough. It looked good on white, opal yellow, and periwinkle.
February 25, 2021 by Stephanie White
Val Cox Frit Colors

Val Cox Frit Colors

New Val Cox frits arrived and here is what they looked like in the beads I created with the glass. My favorite beads in this group has to be the Boro Bora which had a surprising variety of colors. 
February 25, 2021 by Stephanie White
Iron Oxide Frit, Oh My!

Iron Oxide Frit, Oh My!

These little beauties were made with Val Cox Iron Oxide frit. The wide range of colors was surprising. These Lampwork bead pictures were taken outside in natural light which brings out the colors. It also shows all the color inside under daylight balance lights.