The Gaia frit blend by Glass Diversions offers an intriguing mix of colors, primarily green with subtle undertones of ivory and shimmering gold aventurine. The blend creates beads that evoke a natural, earthy aesthetic, reminiscent of the lush tones found in nature. This mossy green or olive green for this frit blend.

The description suggests that the goldstone shimmer is more pronounced when the beads are encased rather than when used on the surface. This variation in appearance depending on the application method adds versatility to the blend, allowing for different visual effects depending on the desired outcome.

Overall, the Gaia frit blend offers a beautiful palette for creating beads with a touch of elegance and a connection to the natural world. The combination of green, ivory, and gold aventurine provides depth and interest, making it a versatile option for beadwork projects.

gaia frit lampwork beads

In some of these beads, I added extra gold aventurine for added sparkle. After all, you can never have too much sparkle. The color of green is a really pretty moss green or olive green. The beads do have nice striations within the swirl without much effort. One thing to note, is these beads looked very dark when hot, but they cooled to a nice color. 

gaia frit lampwork beads

These beads paired up nicely with CIM Camouflage, Effetre Light Topaz Transparent, and a Double Helix color that is somewhere between beige and pink. 

gaia frit lampwork beads
My intentions were to create a Gaia frit stringer to form some striations over base glass colors for my lampwork beads, but upon reflection, I found that this set looked perfect exactly as it is, and I decided against adding anything else. The green, brown, and pinky-ivory colors paired nicely with these lampwork beads, creating a harmonious blend that captures the essence of nature with a hint of elegance.
March 22, 2024 — Stephanie White

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