Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Beauty of Lampwork Beads

The photo above is the piece I antiqued in liver of sulphur.


I am excited about my latest piece featuring gorgeous lampwork beads in great shapes and delicious colors. I purchased these beauties at the Philadelphia bead show last summer and have been anxious to use them in an interesting design. The copper wire seems to really enhance the colors in the beads as well as blend beautifully with the bronze toggle. I can't decide now whether or not to oxidize the bracelet in liver of sulphur to give it an antiqued look. I know that the copper will oxidize over time naturally and I do not not wish to change to color of the toggle which is so beautiful just as is. Any suggestions? Please leave feedback and let me know what you think. I will also post a photo of a bracelet I did oxidize in liver of sulphur for comparison purposes.

9 comments:

Linda said...

It is stupendous. I'd leave it to age naturally, but I know nothing about jewelry!

Follow The Red Brick Road... said...

I would oxidize it with the LOS, then use #0000 steel wool to polish it. Your clasp will look even better! It looks great, love it, and those beads are gorgeous, I love lampwork, too!

AsteropeBC said...

This is a beautiful piece. I love the color of copper (more even than gold and silver). I think it will look wonderful either way. I've never used LOS - is there any chance it will damage the beads?

Dina Cuomo said...

Thanks so much for your comments!

A Beaded Affair said...

Great bracelet. Those beads are beautiful and of course I adore copper too.
Lois
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Ghanshyam said...

This is general and pure beauty. any one wants it.
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Dawn M. Lombard said...

LOS does NOT affect lampwork beads - I am a lampworker and have never experienced a problem to date. :) Dina, your work is outstanding.

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