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Avocado & Sage: Joy Munshower

Joy Munshower tested some glass for us and this is what she had to say. “Both the new Avocado and Sage Green were easy to work, creamy and flowed well. Very easy to tame and manipulate with tools and held detailing. Sage Green Pastel is a warmer tone with red-brown tonality. The new Avocado Green is cooler in tone than the previous handpulled Avocado batch of glass. It has a distinctive tan-gray-green cast to it. It was also creamy and easy to work and manipulate. It was very well behaved.”   “I have also included a threesome of horse beads showing
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Torso Beads by Joy Munshower

One of our customers, Joy Munshower, posted some wonderful torso beads made with the Effetre glass rod colors ( Sunset, Alexandrite, Green Tea, Earth, Dark Ivory, and Neptune) and Vetrofond glass rod ( Topaz ODD ). They were such great examples of these colors I thought I would share them in this blog. The murrini used were by Donna Millard   I would like to see this bead in person because Effetre Alexandrite shifts hue slightly with different light. This Green Tea bead looks like it was sculpted out of a Marble. For more images check out her Facebook page.
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CiM / Messy Color Has Four New Colors! (3-29-11)

Oh Boy, its spring and Messy Color has come out with some wonderful new colors to add to their palette.  There are two transparent and two opal colors and they are call Rainforest, Azure, Atlantis and Appletini. Rainforest – 511499 Appletini     – 511497 Atlantis       – 511598 Azure          – 511500   These new colors are yummy, yummy, yummy and I had a blast melting them to find out how they work when I made them into beads. I made beads with silver foil cores that were encased with the two transparent colors Azure and Appletini and they came out great.  I
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What is a Cotisso?

What is a Cotisso? Having never heard the name Cotisso before, I had to do some research to find out what they were talking about at the Effetre factory.  It seems that this is the name they use to refer to a chunk of glass that here in the U.S is called glass cullet. So why am I talking about cotisso’s (A.K.A. cullet)?  Because when Mike went over to Europe last October, he got the factory to let him pick out a bunch of different colors of these intriguing chunks of glass and Frantz Art Glass is now offering some
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How to get the Perfect Clear 104 COE Glass

I am writing about getting a perfect clear again because I still get many requests for what is a perfect 104 COE clear. I have found that it doesn’t matter so much who makes the clear glass rods as much as it matters if the rods are clean or not.
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Creative Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

This may become a recurring theme of mine, but I think it is important that people know how the creative process can manifest itself to motivate an artist to generate a particular piece of art.
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Glass Colors I Like and Why (10-15-10)

The new shipment of “Odd” neutral colors from Vetrofond are a fabulous base color for working with many of those expensive silvered glass colors made by Double Helix, Trautman Art Glass and Precision 104.
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