I've joined another forum which is run by a friend of mine. It is called Craft Pimp and they are a very friendly bunch. It is not just for lampworkers but all crafts.
Anyway, they are having a monthly theme challenge and this month is your chinese zodiac animal. I'm a Monkey so to go completely outside of my comfort zone I made these.
The colours I used are Effetre Dark Red and CIM Adobe, CIM Peace and CIM Tuxedo.
I posted a picture of my Fire Beads on the Craft Pimp forum and someone asked me if they were an implosion. I told them they weren't but it got me to thinking. I was taught how to do an implosion bead at a workshop and thought that the effect would be nice for the stamens in the centre of a flower bead.
This is what I have come up with
I also had another play with the Cloud Busting silver infused shards I bought from Frit'n'chips. This time I layered it on some Effetre Light Silver Pink. This is a hollow bead.
I finally decided on which spacers I would like to finish these sets which I hope to list on Etsy soon.