Monday, February 14, 2011

More Frit Sample Beads

Here are three more sample beads with Frit Diva frit

The first photo is of a bead using the "Santa Fe Cowgirl" frit.  I used the frit on the bottom of the oval shaped bead, as I thought it would have a good beach type look.  The do-nut shaped bead was made by making a very large disc of white, a final wrap of pale transparent aqua, add the frit to the aqua, and then melt down the whole thing very slowly to a do-nut shape, and then added some decoration.  If you don't do it slowly, the disc will get all wobbly and you will end up with a mess.

The second photo shows a bead using the "Floribunda" frit.  I made this bead in the same manner as the above do-nut shape, but used a dark pink for the base, and a transparent amethyst for the final wrap.  I then decorated it with little flowers.

This final set of beads uses the "Spaceball" frit.  I made the tall bicone in a base of white, then wrapped a spiral of pale transparent aqua around the bead, and added the frit to the spiral.  I then melted it all in very slowly, and re-shaped the bead.  I then spot heated and twirled about 4 areas, and added raised light aqua dots.  The do-nut was made in white, in the same manner as the above do-nuts, but without the wrap of transparent on the outer edge of the disc.

These are the last frit samples for this week, as I really have to get some beads made for my Etsy shop.  I also realized that I promised a customer I would make her an organic bead, and completely forgot - sorry.  I'll get on with it this week - if the darned wind would just stop - I'm so worried that the power will go out again in the middle of a torching session.


Pam @ The Blue Between said...

These are beautiful!

Narrative jewelry said...

I can imagine they are gorgeous, but i just have one pic, the one in pink with lovely flowers on it. Don't know why some of the pictures don't appear!!! May be later in the day...
Many thanks Jane for sharing your technique concerning the donut. I will try this trick.
Hugs from France.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

The beads are gorgeous!

Jane Perala said...

Thank you!
Narrative - I hope the pictures are showing up for you now.

Hot Rocks said...

They are all beautiful...but I am especially drooling over the first two .