These beads were made with a base of Effetre Black 064. Colours used are Effetre Bright Acid Yellow 416, CIM Creamsickle, Effetre Coral 420, Effetre Pea Green 214, Effetre Dark periwinkle 222 and Effetre Light Tourquoise 232.
A while ago I purchased some Iris frit from Bead Goodies and thought it was about time I had a play.
I made a twistie using Iris Green and Effetre Light Brown Transparent 018 then applied to a clear base. Encased in clear 006 and added Effetre Black 064 ends. The twistie was made by applying a gather of the brown to the end of a mandrel. Dipping the gather in the frit and melting in 3 times.
It reminds me of swirling seas so I called this 'Ocean Waves'
More experimenting. This time I made a twistie using as above but using first Iris Gold, then Iris Blue and finally Iris Green. Base of Effetre Black 064, apply twistie and then gravity twist using heat control. Then encase with 006 clear.
These too remind me of the sea so I've called them 'Atlantis'
I had another play making an Autumn Tree Bead.
The base is Effetre Pale Emerald Green 031 and Baby Blue 038. The leaves are Iris Orange Frit and the tree base and trunk are Reichenbach Deep Black. The bead has been etched and is double sided.
I'm really pleased with this final bead. It was made to match a silk ribbon made by Diane from Sowerze, She dyes all her ribbons and they are gorgeous.
It took me 2.5 hours and I desperately needed a wee! but I was determind to finish it and I was so pleased when I took it out of the kiln in the morning.