Monday, December 05, 2005

Dichrolicious


These are a few of Scott's lampwork beads that came out of the kiln this week. The bracelets are on special order and the dichro beads are just because I like dichro beads. :-)

Two features of these bracelets that I'm happy about are that they incorporate a decorative Bali bead style magnetic clasp, for ease of putting on without assistance, and the magnetic clasps are adjustable along a short length of sterling chain, so the bracelets can fit wrists of different sizes.

The dichroic beads sparkle beautifully in sunlight. They've been a challenge for Scott because the dichroic glass coating can burn off in the torch or, worse, get scummy/ashen-appearing, so they need to go directly into a hot kiln after they're made. They're worth the extra effort, though!

I'm off to watch a xmas show and work on a secret project with the munchkins, who are home again after an exciting day of gingerbread house construction.

What's with the spacing on this post?! Oh drat. I was trying to fix the spacing and lost one of the pictures. Bah. Will figure it out eventually.

2 Comments:

Blogger Stoffobeads said...

Some nice Dichro beads there !

9:29 PM  
Blogger glasskanvas said...

Some beautiful work there!...I'd love to be able to lampwork!

5:06 PM  

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