Following my few days of glassy fun I couldn't wait to get at the torch and put what I had learned into practice.
First off Double Helix Clio.
A while back I bought a tutorial for making Petal Beads from Magma Beads. I had a couple of goes but each bead took me an hour and ended up huge. When I went to Sally's I asked her if she could show me and her technique is slightly different so I thought I would have a go.
I'm still a bit unsure as to which colour dots of glass will show up the best so made a couple of quick test beads.
Bottom bead left to right: CIM Sherwood, CIM chalcedony, CIM plum over white dot, CIM eggplant over white dot, CIM eggplant.
Most of the Effetre colours showed up fairly well except the cool green tea which was very pale nearly white.
The Cim colours weren't very impressive even when layered over a white dot. The sherwood had a bit of a dark centre to the dots.