I love all things sparkly and when my friend Sue (Flaming Eck) sent me some pixie dust I just had to have a play. I also bought some goldstone frit and some Double Helix silver glass frit Triton, and some iris gold frit last weekend so I threw a bit of that in too.
I only had one small glass jar that I could put the pixie dust in to use so I started with Glitter Diamond White
Inspired I created this set of beads with raised spirally stringer.
Next up is Sparkle Bright Copper.
Last up Reichenbach Silver Brown. I bought this at the Flame Off. What happens is I stand there looking at some glass and someone says, this is lovely it does this and that and I think oooh and I buy some and then I get it home and can't remember what it was that it did and it sits on the shelf for ages doing nothing. Well last night I decided to get a rod of this out and made a bead, reduced it because it's got silver in the name and I thought it might be a reducer and nothing. It was just a shade of amber just as it is in the rod. I reduced it really heavily too. Dissapointed I put it in the kiln and carried on with my work. When I finished I had a google and found this thread on Frit Happens. Such fantastic colours that people have achieved with this glass.
Well that's all for today folks, it's actually taken me 2 and a half hours to take photo's edit them and write up this post so I hope you appreciate it. All comments, hints and tips welcome.
Some final eye candy.