Thursday, September 10, 2009

Make 'n' Tell Challenge Day 10: Cranberries

For my next challenge, I decided to make some beads with my most challenging glass colour....the colour red. I don't make many red beads. I don't wear much red, but I do love red shoes and red lipstick! In the world of glass, red is one of the more difficult colours to work with. It is hard to see when layering with other colours in a hot flame as it appears black when cooling from molten orange back to solid. And it "burns" easily, that is, the red colour darkens with prolonged heating and can look dirty. I'm happy with how this set turned out, they're simple but remind me of cranberries! Now I have to decide what to do with them!

1 comment:

  1. These look delicious. They remind me of the beads in your 'Day at the Beach' necklace.

    What to do ... I see single drop earrings on hammered wire? Maybe a bracelet with a focal bead? Whatever you do, it's gonna be beautiful!

    Yay! Congrats on a beautiful Make n' Tell! Red lipstick and shoes forever!