6/26/08

Studio A La Mode's Aqua


Ornate brass filigree bead caps, slender tube beads, spikey spacers, and brass pineapple beads of natural brass add an earthy elegance and sophistication to this misty turquoisey bracelet. These lampwork beads were made from copper green moretti glass, which when melted, turns this lovely shade of blue-green. After individually shaping the beads, I rolled them in crushed raku, then returned them to the flame, which has given the effect that these beads were lightly dusted. Pineapple beads are tucked inside the beadcaps for an unusual offset for the bracelet's center.

4 comments:

Catnip Studio said...

I really like the contrast of the darkish metals and the lampwork beads. This bracelet says "victorian southwest artwear" to me, and I love it!

Studio A La Mode said...

Thanks, it was really fun to make!

Filigree said...

Yeah what catnip said and I love the spacing between the glass and metal!

Katofmanycolors said...

The beads are incredible!