... green /blue series of disc beads
Some new work from me includes these disc like beads. They are thin and slightly flutted, mostly made with transparent glass and finished off with a series of gold lustre dots along the rim. The green/blue series includes colours such as emerald, turquoise and aqua. I have just dropped in a few sets at Mad Monnies. You can also order them in custom made colours - just drop me a line here.
I wanted to show you some pieces I've been working on in the background. Remember a few weeks ago I showed you some of my sandblasted beads that were made during my residency at the Canberra Glassworks? Well, this is how I have used them. The beads were surface etched using an industrial sandblasting machine. This process leaves the surface smooth and with a satin finish. In this case, I masked out a simple design and created a "resist" pattern.
The jewellery is simple and elegant and the focus is on the bead. The hammered silver choker finishes the piece off nicely. You will be able to see this and more pieces in the series at the Red Hill Gallery from November 18, 2010.
Have a great week everyone - talk soon, Liz x