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the various and sundry creations of sylvus tarn
Antique CurliQs
My interpretation of roman glass

Like most artists, I come up with new stuff by combining techniques from old stuff. Someday Finally I post a strand of golden PIG pixies I made for a guy who wanted something that resembled roman glass, or the iridescent favrile Tiffany lamps in the shape of tulips and whatnot. In the meantime, it occurred to me that I could get an even more antique appearance by adding baking soda to the pixie dust, and then I tried it over transparent curliQ beads. Thus, these beads came out of mixing three different surface techniques—trailing, coating with hilite pixie, and coating with baking soda.

They're certainly not to everyone's taste, but every once in awhile someone comes along for whom these beads are just perfect.

file started earlier (8jun05?) but first complete version 29nov05; dates of individual posts (linked to index) added 05may06; link added 14oct06 to favrile pixies.


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