It’s Ornament Thursday again! This weeks theme is Celeste ice/light blue.
A while ago Bullseye glass company came out with a limited color called glacier. It was a mix of clear and light blue that was one of the prettiest blues I’d ever had the pleasure to use. I just loved that color. I used it all and searched around for more in my stash and pouted heavily when I ran out. You see, it was a special production color that they don’t make anymore. I tried to con some of my girlfriends into letting me buy the few rods I knew they had, but no such luck. They didn’t love me enough.
I guess I could have put a call out to the lampwork community and offered to buy any loose rods various lampworkers had lying about, but I somehow felt bad asking people to part with this lovely color. So I decided to make my own. It isn’t exactly the same, but I still love it. I get this color by mixing a few regular colors together. I mix powder blue and a special blend of clear and white mixed together. I also sometimes go wild and mix robin blue with white and clear. Just call me crazy. I actually like to mix glass. I just take the rods and melt sections together and mix them up right there at the torch. It isn’t hard, just a little more time consuming.
The following beads have a base of powder blue and white and clear all mixed together.
Please see our other Ornament Thursday Participants:
Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Linda Augsburg shares her celeste-inspired card.
A bright blue sky and beach scene for dreary weather
Icy Blue Born of Fire
Lisa sees ice in the desert of all places.
Uniquely Mine for $20
Cindy Gimbrone hooks up lovely ice blue cashmere into a celestial colored neck scarf. Finished off with an artist made button – it’s uniquely hers for $20!
Beading Help Web’s Ice Blue Topaz Celeste Necklace
Got some teeny tiny beads, sterling wire and a plain toggle? Lynn shows you how to put it all together for a fabulous clasp or focal pendant!