The beads were crafted using Double Helix Oracle Pink Pastel and a trial batch of pink glass. Introducing Reichenbach Heliotrope over a white base produced a striking fuchsia pink hue. Witnessing the reactions that Reichenbach triggers over the glass is truly astounding, resulting in vivid and captivating colors.
Last week, my new Double Helix light pink glass colors arrived. The transparent one is a test batch BGX-894 and the opaque is Oracle Pink Pastel. These colors are technical colors and are not striking or reducing. These colors did not disappoint. They melted very nicely as expected when using Double Helix glass. There was no bubbling and shocking when making these beads. Really just a no fuss pink which is not usually the case with Effetre and CIM pinks.
In the world of lampworking, there exists a realm where creativity blossoms into tangible beauty, and where delicate petals and vibrant blooms are meticulously crafted within the confines of a glass bead. Welcome to the enchanting world of floral lampwork beads, where the skillful hands of artisans can transform molten glass into exquisite botanical wonders. Each bead is a testament to both artistry and craftsmanship, capturing the essence of nature's most delicate and captivating creations.
There is something truly magical when you blend reactive glass and silver glass together in lampwork beads. This combination creates something that looks a bit like abalone shell with the iridescence mixed with the organic mix. This almost looks like a landscape.
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.
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.
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.
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.