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.