Tuesday, 10 March 2020

CiM Testing: Ballerina

Handmade lampwork glass heart beads by Laura Sparling made with CiM Ballerina

Ballerina is one of Creation is Messy’s misty opals and it’s such a pretty shade of pink.

Handmade lampwork glass heart bead by Laura Sparling made with CiM Ballerina

The smaller the bead, the less opal mistiness you get happening and the glass appears transparent. You can see this in the spacers.

Handmade lampwork glass heart bead pendant by Laura Sparling made with CiM Ballerina

The hearts, however, take me a while to make and there’s a lot of cooling, shaping and reheating involved. You can see the resulting misty opal effect best in the thicker top half of each heart bead where there is more glass. The photograph below with the light shining through the bead really shows off the mistiness.

Handmade lampwork glass heart bead pendant by Laura Sparling made with CiM Ballerina

Ballerina was smooth and not at all shocky to use. A really beautiful glass.

The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight.