She used a glass called Translucent Uranium Yellow to make them. I am just blown away with the "glow from within" effect she achieved. This is certainly going to be a challenge for me as these are colors I would never have chosen, but I think they are going to work out well. You really can't tell from the pix, but the beads have little coppery sparkles inside. Gorgeous.
|And, of course, a Penguin to guard them all.|
As promised, here is a photo of what I sent her.
Yes, there are two focals. After I got done making the blue textured focal (I got the tut for these beads from Lydia at SC Diva), I got to thinking that it was too big. Rather than discard these beads entirely, I dug in my stash and found the Foral Steampunk and the accompanying leafy beads. And of course, some polymer penguins.
The timing for the arrival of the BSBP mix couldn't have been better. This weekend is the Bead Festival in Tacoma. I am sure to find some thing to help me complete my necklace or what ever I am going to make from Melissa's goodies. Our reveal day is August 11, which seems like a long time now, but as I am also getting ready for the Clayditeron cruise, it will fly by. (65 charms made, only 15 to go!!!)