Posts tagged 'double helix'

Double Helix Notos Glass

I was rather excited to receive my delivery of the new glass from Double Helix called Notos.  When I opened the package, I must admit that at first I was slightly disappointed at the pale blue-grey shade of the glass.  It didn’t excite me one bit.  Anyhow, I though it best to give the glass […]
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Spacer Beads – New Designs

I’ve had lots of fun making lampwork spacer beads and had plenty of feedback, so I’ve decided to add three new types of beads to the website. I’ve used Double Helix Gaia and Kalypso, which give some lovely effects and colours and Effetre Silver Black, which has a gorgeous matte ‘pearlescent’ type finish in shades […]
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Spacer Beads

Recently I’ve been asked whether I can make spacer beads, so I though it would be a good idea to include a section on the website specifically for lampwork glass spacers.  I’ve concentrated on silvered Double Helix beads as these are beautiful and very shiny when incorporated into jewellery designs. They also look particularly good […]
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Using Helios Double Helix Glass

My double helix glass arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to open the package.  Once inside, the Helios glass was an unassuming pale amber colour and could easily be mistaken for a rod of Effetre amber glass if it got mixed up – I labelled mine just to be on the safe side. The best […]
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New Double Helix ‘Helios’ Glass

Double Helix are releasing a new silvered glass called ‘Helios’ on 14th February and I can’t wait to see what it can do! Tuffnell Glass are stocking it in the UK, so I think I’ll be placing an order shortly.

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Kalypso Double Helix Glass

Oooh – I’ve just had a delivery of the new Double Helix(DH) glass called ‘Kalypso’.  Well, I’ve had a good play around with the glass and have found that it’s fairly similar to the ‘Clio’ Double Helix glass, but more on the purple side.  I’ve managed to produce some lovely lilac and blue shades with […]
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Double Helix Glass

I’ve got a fair collection of Double Helix’ glass now and find it fascinating how it reacts in different circumstances. For instance, if I reduce Aurea, I get a really iridescent blue after I’ve encased it in clear glass.  However, if I reduce it after adding it on top of other coloured glass, it goes […]
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Silvered Nugget Lampwork Beads

I took some lovely beads out of the kiln over the weekend.  I love making them in nugget shapes using a marver to press the molten glass into these shapes.  I still think it’s like working with sticky toffee! This first set is made using an effetre ink blue base (I really like this colour […]
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