Blue Chalcedony Frit
These beautiful beads were made with different base glass colors and the same reactive Gaffer blue chalcedony frit. It is pretty amazing how different all the reactions are just by using different base glass colors. This frit really surprised me on how pretty the beads turned out. They created a nice organic look & feel. The set is even prettier because the beads are all different, but they still have a similar look and feel because of the frit.
In the beads above (from left to right), I used clear Effetre, green avocado, CIM chai, CIM Serengeti, dark turquoise, light transparent brown , light turquoise, light transparent aqua, and clear again.
Except for a few beads, most of these beads (above) were made in the mosaic style. The beads on the end were created with frit over clear that created an encased swirl bead. I liked how these turned out so much, I made an entire strand shown (below) with a few changes. Adding intense black, cream, and goldstone frit created some gorgeous beads. I added purple and red to a few of the beads and it created a subtle colors within the swirl. I want to test adding teal or pink to this mix.