Monday, 16 May 2011

Frit mania

OK, so I've been making beads now for around 5 years, give or take breaks for house moves and although I've spent time playing with frit, I've never really 'got' it. I just couldn't see what was so exciting about little pieces of smashed glass. I'd put it on my beads and it looked like, well, little pieces of smashed glass!

So I took my frit to the Flame Off last month and exchanged it for some glass...then promptly bought some more! Go figure. But I'm glad I did, because I've been playing some more and trying different things and I think I've been converted :) At least half the beads I've made in the last few weeks contain frit in some shape or form.

This moon bead has some metallic silver glass frit sprinkled across the sky;
This set is made with a blend of blue frit which has been gravity swirled and encased;
And finally a lentil bead with raku frit and a couple of Multicolour murrini.

All on Ebay now :)

1 comment:

Silver Moss Jewellery said...

I don't know enough about lampworking to understant the 'technical' words you use here, but I think the beads look wonderful, especially the moon one :-)