Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Meet The Boro Gang!
That's the name of my new set of beads that I made using Borosilicate (hard) glass. I love how these beads came out with their bright cores and clear encasing. The colors just jump off the beads.
These accent beads will look great in just about any design, so don't be shy. Play around with them a bit.
Each one is an experiment in color and design to see what the colors I've got can really do. Notice how the colors are not solid, like in my other glass designs, but actually look like threads of color that varies in each of the sections.
One of the blue colors I used has created an almost sapphire like brilliance that reflects the light out of the bead like a mirror. Very cool.
I even have one bead that has a series of punged dots (on the left end of the strand) against a background that is peacock blue and purple. It's all one rod of glass, but came out in several shades of colors.
I will definitely be playing with Boro much much more!
Be sure to see these beads in my Etsy Shop tomorrow. There'll be lots more pictures and information about the beads.
Thanks for stopping by!