Mini Mo' May 2012 - Britannia and Bumble

May's first Mini Mo' colourway is called Britannia, released in time for the Queens Jubilee and the Summer Olympics here in London. I have used Effetre Crimson 432, CiM Peace, Effetre Dark Cobalt Blue 246.
On the right is a set of encased beads with deep transparent blue Britannia shards over a selection of different blue glass cores.
Next up is a rather funky set using both twistie and murrini from the Britannia collection. I have spot heated and twisted the murrini to form wave shapes on the focal.

The third set of beads I am showing use Britannia flat cane, the core is Effetre transparent Emerald Green, encased with 006 and then I have used the red white and blue cane to make sculpted raised flower petals for this Island Garden set.
My second set is also based on a British summer theme, sunshine and honey bees.  Bumble uses CiM Hollandaise, Effetre Apricot Yellow 419 and Dark Yellow 412 with Reichenbach deep black with Goldstone Shards.
The first set I would like to show uses the flat cane in this collection to make raised floral beads in fire colours, The base glass here is Effetre Apricot Yellow 419 which has become a firm favourite of mine.
My Bizzy Bee set showcases one of the two kinds of Bumble murrini (Buzz and Feather Bee). Loosly based on feather murrini these layered oval chips can be raked into feathers or partially raked, as here, to make fabulous bee bodies!
My last set is a busy a cheery set using bands of Bumble twisties and lots and lots of layered dots and stripes of sunshine colours.

Jolene x

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