I was challenged to try this special glass from Devardi, and was lucky to find another Danish beadmaker who could spare me some samples, thanks Marianne!
First I couldn’t get the metallic sheen at all, but after an evenings experiments and kind advice from Natasha at Devardi, I got it!
See for yourself…..
This was done on my GOLDSMITH TORCH, with the biggest nozzle – lots of air,not full gas, a hissing flame, and I turned the air-intake a bit down for the final reduction.
I found the bigger beads (which have a clear core) easier to handle, as they don’t heat up and cool down as fast as the small one – and the trick for me, besides finding the right balance and the right spot in the flame, was to cool down the bead a lot longer between each flick in the flame, as I normally would.
I need more practice in this, it is not easy, and the beads are not perfect, but that I put on my lack of experience!
The colour is more coppery than golden, but maybe that is the light? or perhaps this particular batch of glass?