There is a technique out there about “storming” silver glass beads. This is an effect created by doing some voodoo magic and moonwalking while channeling Michael Jackson………..ok, not really. There is a tutorial explaining all the necessary glass, tools and technique, but I haven’t purchased it yet.
I did manage to create this cool bead, which shows some righteous storming–I was thrilled when it came out of the kiln.
Of course, I can’t remember what glass I used or how I even managed to get this to work….but that is the nature of my note taking during torch time!
It starts with plain and or silver rich glass covered with clear….I think. Heating and cooling of course play a big part, but don’t ask me for details!! All I know is I want to go try to do this again!
Must be a lesson in there somewhere (as I go off muttering and mumbling about how free scribbles, diagrams and note taking can save some bucks in tutorial fees….which I could spend on glass…….sigh)
Well, at least I have this way bitchin’ bead to remind me that every once in a while, miracles spontaneously happen to just create a little more incentive to figure it out!