I received new silver glass colors from Double Helix … and some of them are variations of colors that were available before. The new OX-376 is for example very similar to the Lime Luster OX 327 that was available mid of last year. And the now “production line” glass Kalypso is an update to the odd lots KA-357 and KA-356 that I’ve been using since last year summer.
When I was uploading pictures onto my new webpage, I browsed through past designs and I was truly inspired from this. So many ideas were flooding through my mind just by looking at the “old” beads, and I declared this week is “Retro Week”.
My newest set “Fairy Crystals” uses the new OX and is an updated version to the Fairy Song nuggets of spring.
And the powdery and feminine “Ethereal Rose” is the continuation of a theme that I worked on last year which combines soft, powdery silver colors with the hard metallic shine of Aurae shards.
I will give you an update later this week to see how “Retro Week at Judith’s Studio” is progressing. Try it yourself: Pick some random bead sets from the past and see how they inspire you to give it a new twist … play with the combination of colors or shapes, with the accent glass colors or take it to a complete new level. And let me know how it goes!