Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Great Frit Question

Michelle asked yesterday what "frit" was - frit is little pieces of glass that are melted onto a larger molten piece of glass. They're kind of like sprinkles for glass. The unmelted frit that I used to make yesterdays bead looks like this -it's filled with all of the greens, browns and whites that are incorporated into the bead. The bead started out as a base of turquoise, was rolled in the frit above, was covered in clear glass and then had swirls of sparkly gold attached. It's good stuff!


Anonymous said...

So, not apple fritters but glass fritters huh?! I get it now. :o)

Anonymous said...

that is really cool...all that sprinkle mess turned into that gorgeous bead!!!