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Creating ice blue-Ornament Thursday

It’s Ornament Thursday again!  This weeks theme is Celeste ice/light blue.

A while ago Bullseye glass company came out with a limited color called glacier.  It was a mix of clear and light blue that was one of the prettiest blues I’d ever had the pleasure to use.  I just loved that color.  I used it all and searched around for more in my stash and pouted heavily when I ran out.  You see, it was a special production color that they don’t make anymore.  I tried to con some of my girlfriends into letting me buy the few rods I knew they had, but no such luck.  They didn’t love me enough.

I guess I could have put a call out to the lampwork community and offered to buy any loose rods various lampworkers had lying about, but I somehow felt bad asking people to part with this lovely color.  So I decided to make my own.  It isn’t exactly the same, but I still love it.  I get this color by mixing a few regular colors together.  I mix powder blue and a special blend of clear and white mixed together.  I also sometimes go wild and mix robin blue with white and clear.  Just call me crazy.  I actually like to mix glass.  I just take the rods and melt sections together and mix them up right there at the torch.  It isn’t hard, just a little more time consuming.

The following beads have a base of powder blue and white and clear all mixed together.





Please see our other Ornament Thursday Participants:

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Linda Augsburg shares her celeste-inspired card.

Heather’s Ramblings
A bright blue sky and beach scene for dreary weather

Icy Blue Born of Fire
Lisa sees ice in the desert of all places.

Uniquely Mine for $20
Cindy Gimbrone hooks up lovely ice blue cashmere into a celestial colored neck scarf. Finished off with an artist made button – it’s uniquely hers for $20!

Beading Help Web’s Ice Blue Topaz Celeste Necklace
Got some teeny tiny beads, sterling wire and a plain toggle? Lynn shows you how to put it all together for a fabulous clasp or focal pendant!

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Think of all the money you save not buying odd lots! Those are beautiful!

Lynn Kvigne

Gorgeous color, Deanna! And the depth of the flowers is stunning. Nice addition to OT!


[…] Creating Ice Blue When a color you love goes out of production, make your own! […]

Sharyl King

That is a great color you did a fantastic job.


Stunning color and beautiful beads!

Dante Bergerson

This is a amazing blog posting, im lucky I uncovered it. Ill be back again later on to check out other posts that you have on your blog.