Tuesday, 17 March 2020

CiM Testing: Pachamama

Handmade lampwork glass bead by Laura Sparling made with CiM Pachamama

Pachamama is a sort of nature/mother/fertility goddess from Incan mythology and it’s a good name for this earthy, organic glass. CiM Pachamama is another new CiM colour called Ra, a silver-rich yellow, with stripes of CiM Cornflower running through it.

Creation is Messy Pachamama

The photo above shows an end view of a rod of Pachamama and the one below shows it in its molten state.

Creation is Messy Pachamama

I’m not a huge user of silver-rich glasses – don’t get me wrong, I do like them – as their unpredictability doesn’t always work with my control freakish everything-in-its-place ways, so I just made a plain discus bead with Pachamama and you can see all of its colour potential in this one bead; there’s warm earthy ochre, pale yellow, green and a touch of blue.

Handmade lampwork glass bead by Laura Sparling made with CiM Pachamama

Pachamama was fuss-free and melted with no issues.

The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight.