23/05/2012

CiM, Zim and silver....part III

This is the third instalment of my CiM/Zim series of posts and this trio of glassy combinations all involve Messy Color ltd runs.

The beads on the left are made with Zimmermann Z921 Aquamarine frit and fine silver foil over CiM Obsidian ltd run. I have flashed three of these beads through a propane rich reduction flame. The focal was flashed quickly through a light reduction flame and it has taken on a kind of Peacock-ish sheen. The smallest pair have been wafted quickly through a heavy reduction flame. As you can see the organic effects of the fine silver are dramatically stronger and the Aquamarine frit has been has been reduced to a rich terracotta.

This next set is made with CiM Pimento ltd run - a stunning vibrant orangey red that makes me think of ladybugs every time I see it. Two of these beads have a core of Pimento, a touch of silver foil burnished on and burnt off which has then been encased with Effetre 006 clear glass. The other three are solid Pimento, fine silver foil and then have been rolled in a touch of Zimmermann Z7911 Orange Yellowish frit. The colour of this scrummy frit puts me in mind of tinned peaches.


The third set I have to show today is CiM Ruby Slippers ltd run with Z701 Emerald Green Blueish. This set has 3 beads with a core of Ruby Slippers which has been rolled in silver foil and then encased in Effetre 006 Clear. and Ruby slippers strikes very easily and has a lovely strong reaction with the fine silver foil.  To finish this set I have made two beads which are Ruby Slippers burnished silver foil and then rolled in Z701 Emerald Green Blueish frit which looks super dense over rich dark red base glass.

Jolene x
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