Beads and jewllery on Folksy


Messy testing - Venus ltd run

Venus ltd run is a lovely pale transparent peachy pink shade, it came out last autumn from Creation is Messy.

I have used Venus to create these little flower bud beads, the petals are Venus swiped over a base of CiM Heffalump. This combination of colours is so feminine and delicate.
Venus by itself it a lovely peachy shade. I find it easier to work with than many other translucent colours as it does not seem to mind being worked quite hot. There was very little in the way of scumming or micro bubbles due to boiling in a very hot flame.
Venus looks beautiful etched - these simple hoops have been tumbled with silicon carbide grit in a rock tumbler for a couple of hours to give them a matt finish. They look like they have some sort of soft warm inner glow to them.

Jolene xx

Messy testing Lilac and Camouflage ltd run

This set of beads has been made with a pretty new colour called Lilac ltd run from Creation is Messy. It became available in the UK a few weeks ago. It is sweet shade of palest lavender pink.

I have teamed it up with a lovely blue glass called Zachary ltd run and Effetre clear with Reichenbach dense black stinger details.
This green set is made with a lovely grey toned olive green called Camouflage ltd run. I've used this pretty green as a solid colour in the spacers and under a thick encased layer of clear glass to make the rounds. This green is just gorgeous, this shade looks like is would be equally at home as a swatch from a high end paint range - retro and modern at the same time.

Jolene xx