Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sandblasted and Electroformed Nebula Focal Bead

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Here is a bead that I just finished up, and I'm really happy how it turned out. There is a lot of work in this one! I heavily sand blasted the star pattern, leaving the stars raised and shiney. A few of the stars are slightly etched, but only enough to get them a soft matte appearance. It was then electroformed. The stars are tiny windows into the depth of the bead. This bead offers a lot of interest, in depth and texture. I plan to make more in this style.
Thanks for looking!

4 comments:

Brittney said...

Electroform AND sandblasting? We've created a monster :) Great Beads. Love you!

Hearts of Glass said...

Yes yes, I think you have a series in the making here! It's beautiful.

Lisa Atchison - Touch of Glass Designs said...

Thanks for the nice feedback! I do think this is one of my favorite works. I think I will make some red, white and blue for Independence Day! Thanks again!

Mariealena Calabrese D'Agostino said...

OMG these are INCREDIBLE!!!! I love that you have EVERYTHING going on at one time, and yet it all seems to flow so effortlessly. Great job, Lisa. <3