Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pink Thinking

There has been some new developments with my secret project. So, I have to be a bit of an ostrich and stick my head in the sand. I am hoping to placate you with yummy photos of the pink beads I made yesterday. These are going to make some mighty pertty bangles. And check out those yummy cotton candy headpins!! Oh wait a second, is that a SQUARE, etched, EDP bead I see in the background? Yes, yes it is!

pink thinking 1
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pink thinking 2

23 comments:

Lorelei said...

omg dude. i totally love this color palette!! mix a little pink with some pale green and you've got a winning combo!! :) love it! thanks for the drool-worthy pics.
can't wait to hear about the "new" developments.

Claire Maunsell said...

OK, I admit it...you have me hooked! Can't wait to find out about your secret project! But meanwhile, it is always refreshing to look at the beads on your blog. Good luck with it (THE project!), whatever it may turn out to be...

Christine said...

Wow, you are rockin' the pink! I love the transparents, especially.

Bullseye? Or Moretti? I want to make some BRIGHT pink stuff, too, to go with Parawire's pink wire. :D

Alice said...

A beautiful color combination! The beads look like candy--so sweet. And I just love the headpins.

Can't wait until you reveal your secret, but have no doubt it will be marvelous.

Mermaid Glass said...

Such pretty colors! I'm dying to hear about the 'Secret', too. When???

Eileen said...

love the pinks...the headpins are simply awesome...can't wait to see...

Betsy said...

oh my goodness! love the pinks! where did you find it? pinks are so hard to find!

Kerry said...

Hey Ladies!
Thanks for all the pink love!! Pink is a glass color I usually shy away from. It is hard to get really "good" pinks in glass. For these, I used the old stand by of moretti rubino oro and a color called dark rose. Both are available at www.heritageglass.com. Careful not to over heat the rubino oro!! It gets ugly when you do!!

Kristen said...

WOW Kerry, I'm not usually a fan of pink either, but these are really pretty! I love Pink and Brown together or Pink and Green. Can't wait to hear about your secret project! :)

vintagesusie & wings said...

Hi Kerry,
I Love, love, loveeee your pink beads!!! How scrumptious!
Just wanted to pop by & introduce myself. I'm vintagesusie & I created the Artbliss flyer & blog button with Cindy Wimmer. I love seeing the little blog button on your site, isn't that vintage patriotic boy adoreable? :)
I hope your Artbliss Event is fabulous & I wish you HUGE success!!!
Smiles Friend,
Susie

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Oh my goodness. I love the pink, it is gorgeous!

TesoriTrovati said...

Ummm. Totally distracted by the juicy beads you are showing here. Would LOVE to play with some of these in any color palette but especially pretty in pink (a color I rarely use!). I am sending more positive waves your way, Kerry. Do I need to send more chocolate?
Enjoy the day!
Erin

RockerJewlz said...

Wow, the ultimate in "light flowing through glass" beads...spectacular photos of these great beads....now get one of those "lollipops" over here right now!

Yee said...

I really hope you have me as calling first dibs on any pink bangles :D

Kerry said...

Thanks again ladies!

Erin... my guess is the chocolate would melt in my mailbox way before it got to my mouth, LOL. It is 90 here today!! I appreciate the offer though.

Yee... um, you have second dibs on pink actually. But I made a lot of beads:)

Brandi said...

OOOOh, those headpins are just gorgeous!

And I'm dying over here waiting to hear the news!

Jen V. said...

Those pinks are fantastic!! They are summery and fun and well, yummy. I'm sending good thoughts your way, too!!!

Pam M. said...

These are fabulous, Kerry!!!! If there are any dibs left, would you add me to the list. Thanks!!

Barbara Lewis said...

These are so great! In the pink you are! Can't wait to see what you do with these!

Lara Lutrick said...

Very cool Kerry. I have wanted to try this but am wondering, do you use fine silver or sterling and how do you get the blackened crud off the end where it was in the torch?

Kerry said...

Laura - I use sterling silver wire. These were made with 18g. You need to be careful not to let the metal over heat when warming it the flame, so... here it what I do. First, heat the tip of the rod of glass until almost molten. Bring the wire into the flame and bring to almost glowing. Pull both out of the flame, insert the wire into the end of the rod, and then pull the rod away slowly. Don't pull the wire. Next, shape the ball in the flame, again, very careful not to put the wire directly in the flame for too long, it will melt. Then pop it in the kiln. To remove the fire scale on the wire, you will need put it in pickle (a metalworking chemical). Then finish by putting the headpins in a tumbler to work harden the wire.

I hope this helps.

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

delish-ious!!!!!

Lara Lutrick said...

Cool, thanks Kerry. Sounds easy enough. :-)