Thursday, November 05, 2009

Double Color in Double Dip

I'm collaborating with clay beadmaker, Mary Harding on the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge sponsor art beads. We've worked out a color palette so the beads will coordinate for the winner. I find, though, I can't put the colors away, I keep playing with them and so some of the colors have found their way into the Double Dips.

I'm particularly enamoured of the violets, purple and pinks we've been working with. My favorite is what glass beadmakers know as dark silver plum. I get a slight iridescence that reminds me of the Tahitian black pearls. So I've named it Tahitian Plum - isn't it yummy?



I started thinking how cool it would be to have two coordinating colors in the Double Dips. So I pulled out a coordinating pinky-purple and wrapped the hot glass onto one end and a violet or plum on the other. Purple/pink glass is notoriously finicky so I just got it hot and let it do it's own thing. You don't mess with the purple/pink diva glass - she'll be what she wants! I like the different shades of pink and purple in each teardrop.


So, are your creativity wheels turning? What might you make with the Double Color Double Dips?

5 comments:

nomadcraftsetc said...

LOVE the plum color! That is crazy good!

mairedodd said...

i know that i would love to twist them around a jump ring or link to dangle, adding color to a piece with a deep grey palette...
they are very pretty...

rosebud101 said...

Those double dips are great!

maryharding said...

Those double dips are wonderful. Love copper and glass together like that.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Love these, Cindy. Beautiful and so unique. You are a genius! I admire your endless creative ideas... BRAVA!