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!