Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Chalcedony by Gaffer
It's on my to do list: Order Chalcedony glass from Gaffer, but it's still not been done. Of course, there are other things on my to do list, but we won't mention them here, and they're not done either. I really hope to get my glass ordered this week! However, I was lucky enough to find KnattyDreadz on Etsy who has beautiful shards made from Chalcedony, and those I did order when he first opened his store. How do I say this? I LOVE CHALCEDONY! There was a learning curve for me, but once I got it, by golly, I got it.
This is the first bead I made using the Chalcedony shards and murrini I ordered from KnattyDreadz. I underworked the shards. The colors were only beginning to pop when I put the bead in the kiln. I wondered if the colors would explode in the kiln. They didn't, but I am still happy with this beads. I used the shards on a base of dark ivory.
Bead 2 I worked in the hot flame for a longer time. The shards encircled the bead. In the open area, I added a murrini. The colors were starting to pop there when I put the bead in the kiln.
This is my favorite bead using the Chalcedony shards. I used a base of black. Veins and flames of color exploded in this bead. I think I like this glass! I'd like to write more, but the pizza just arrived. I have to go eat. This bead is so nummy, I could eat it, but I'd rather wear it!