Sunday, 25 April 2021

CiM Testing: Streamers

The new Creation is Messy Streamer glasses are all transparent with stripes of various opaque colours running the length of the rod. When used they result in ribbons and wisps of colour suspended in the glass.

I’ve put these together in one post because usage wise the Streamers are all pretty much the same. They melt smoothly with no shocking, hazing or bubbling. Great to work with.

This glass needs to be used carefully to get the best out of it. You can’t just slap it on the mandrel all cattywampus (I recently discovered that word and I’m so pleased I was able to just use it) and expect it to look great. You need to wrap it or layer it on with care so that the streamers can stream.

I feel that this glass lends itself perfectly to discs and hollows due to the way these types of beads are constructed. I opted for hollow beads and all of the ones pictured were made with the two disc method, not blown.


Sea Anemone

Handmade hollow lampwork glass beads made with CiM Sea Anemone

Transparent pale purple with orange, yellow, green and white streamers


Prometheus

Handmade hollow lampwork glass beads made with CiM Prometheus

Clear with red-orange, orange and blue streamers


Solar Storm

Handmade hollow lampwork glass beads made with CiM Solar Storm

Clear with red-orange, orange and purple streamers


Bird’s Nest

Handmade hollow lampwork glass beads made with CiM Bird's Nest

Clear with orange, yellow, green and black streamers


Bewitched

Handmade hollow lampwork glass beads made with CiM Bewitched

Clear with indigo and purple streamers


Carefree

Handmade hollow lampwork glass beads made with CiM Carefree

Clear with green, purple and blue streamers


All beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight.

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