Monday, November 11, 2013

Banks of the Seine, Vétheuil

I'm going to be crazy and do two posts today, but I figured that since they're both art-related and short it works.

There's a set of beads I've been hanging onto for a while. It's one I made with a really rare, really beautiful odd lot glass from Trautman Art Glass called Green Dalai, which I then accented with Double Helix original Terra frit, which is a golden honey with brown highlights in these beads. What they remind me of is this:

Banks of the Seine, Vétheuil, 1880
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)

Banks of the Seine, Vétheuil

So I'm torn, should I list them on Etsy? Should I keep them forever? I don't know. I might have to see if I have any glass from that lot before I let them go. The reason the glass is so rare is because they could never get it to turn out the same way twice. So while I have some Green Dalai ... I don't know if I have any that reacts that way with the Terra any more. They aren't the most technical beads I've ever made, but they might be some of the prettiest. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I would keep them if I were you. They are some of the prettiest beads I've seen in years. The colors are amazing and the reflected light is fabulous.

  2. Thank you, Susan! Lol. I always love an enabler :) I do love them.