Thursday, May 21, 2009

More Color Play

I always get excited when I get a new batch of fibers, and this time I'm playing around with variegated colors.  How cool is that?!  I also played on the torch with some colors I had never used before, and today I will continue to raid my untouched glass stash.  Such a dilemma - play with glass or play with fibers?  Since I'm not teaching this evening, maybe I'll have time to do both.

Here are more leaf and fiber combos from the last few days.  I'll start off with the cool colors.  Actually, all of the colors I've been playing with are "cool", but here I'm talking about color temperature.  This leaf has a bit of metallic added to the surface.  It's a very shiny silver color, which doesn't show up well in this picture.  Much nicer "up close and personal".




Here's a raindrop leaf, sitting on a bed of a wonderful mixture of blues and greens - with just a hint of other colors for some added interest.











Now we'll warm things up with one of my favorites.  Here's another leaf with a hint of dichroic glass.  And it goes so well with these fibers that I'm tempted to keep it for myself!  But you'll be seeing this in my Bead & Button booth in a few weeks.








Staying on the warm side, here I've added some new gold and green glass that I hadn't used before.  I'll be using more of these today, they really are delicious colors!










I used the same colors in this leaf, but I layered them with different colors.  Sometimes I'm asked to reproduce beads and I can't - I don't always keep track of what colors I layer together.  So when you buy my beads, you really do get one-of-a-kind creations!  Gosh, aren't these fibers wonderful?  I could talk myself into working in the wet lab today instead of the glass lab...



And my last combination for the day is another raindrop leaf.  I get a lot of requests for these, so there will be more coming from the glass lab this week.  My plan for today is to make some raindrop oak leaves.  I don't have any of those left, so that will be my main task in the glass lab.

And now for a bit of lunch, then off to "make stuff".  Have yourselves a happy and creative day!


3 comments:

Carol Dean said...

Those first two...you're killing me here! A gal can only do so much drooling and not go bonkers ;)

rosebud101 said...

I love the raindrops on your leaves!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Aw, thanks to both of you. :-)

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