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« on: July 06, 2008 08:32:01 AM »

These bracelets feature a new line of beads that I've been working on recently: Distressed Silver beads. I've become somewhat fascinated by the washed silver look and the different reactions depending on usage. The way Lily grouped these beads makes for a pair of very dramatic bracelets:









Thanks for looking! Tim
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008 08:38:27 AM »

I love those bracelet's!!! I really love the look of the beads too, they are very interesting.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008 09:07:14 AM »

Those beads are stunning.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008 03:26:45 PM »

Wow. Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008 11:22:15 PM »

are you using a reduction/ oxidation method at all?
I love it when glass looks metalic!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008 10:19:37 PM »

are you using a reduction/ oxidation method at all?
I love it when glass looks metalic!

Thanks for the nice responses, everyone! Smiley

Yes, I am using an oxygen-rich flame, working high in the flame and slowly heating the bead. I've found that if I rush this process too much the metallic look isn't quite so strong.

Here is another series I just began working on yesterday. We've already had a nice response to these beads in the store, actually better than I would have imagined! Take a look and see what you think:









Thanks for looking! Tim
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008 11:06:48 AM »

Your work is just outstanding, Tim.  The distressed silver is great - I bet it's been fun to experiment with - and the new beads are lovely.
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008 10:59:23 PM »

These are sooooo amazing!  The second bracelet is my fav!  I personally love it when a piece is so unique it takes some time to figure out what something is made of.  In the case of these pieces, some of the glass looks like earthy stones at first, and it so so amazingly beautiful!  I'm glad they're doing well at your store!! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008 01:05:18 PM »

Dear Tim--I love your distressed silver beads.  You've done a great job.  The bracelets are beautiful.  Please tell me how I can obtain one.  lizaguevin@yahoo.com  Thanks Liza
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2008 05:13:36 PM »

The distressed silver beads are GORGEOUS!
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