Sunday, October 25, 2009

Chalcedony or Raku?

I had a chance to play with some Chalcedony the other day, and here are some of my first beads with it. Well, they're not all Chalcedony - one was made using Raku - let's see if you can figure out which one. It's not that hard for me to get color from Raku, it just takes a lot of effort. It seems that decent color can be had from Chalcedony without the same level of effort. In fact, I found the color in the Chalcedony blooming even as I was putting glass on the mandrel. I'm going to keep playing with this glass to see what it can do.


kelleysbeads said...

Gorgeous colors! Is the raku bead the square one with the black stripes on the left?

Patty said...

Hi Kelley - You are right. The squeezed bead with the twistie is the raku, on the left. How did you guess?

kelleysbeads said...

I haven't played with Chalcedony yet, but none of the beads looked like the reactions I have gotten with raku except your raku bead :)


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