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Title: Vetro “show and tell” Competition - Your Resource has been posted in the Wiki
Post by: Jolene on January 01, 2008, 08:17:12 AM
Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition

The Vetro resource is now compiled and published on the net in a printer friendly format.
This link will take you to the page which has both the new Vetro resource and the Efftre resource
which I compiled at the end of last year
Glass Resources (http://www.frit-happens.co.uk/wiki/Vetrofond)

Thank you again for all of your contributions and for your enthusiasm, with special thanks to Quinton of Glassworks for offering such a great prize, to Ingrid for being such a fab winner and selflessly spreading some glassy love and also to Becky for letting me use the picture of her fab-a-roony beadies on my webpage  ;)


And the winner is Brunties Beads
Many thanks to everyone who has taken part, Jo x


As many of you may know, I have been working on putting together a resource document for the forum about Effetre and Vetrofond glass listing their properties and reactions. The Effetre half was fairly easy to research but much less is known and published about Vetrofond Glass. HERE IS WHERE YOU COME IN  ;D

I would like you all to play with your Vetrofond glass and post pictures up here in this thread to be in with a chance of winning a MEGA PACK ODD LOTS PRIZE from GLASSWORKS


How to Enter:
Post up in this thread a picture of your bead and list with it every glass type and colour you have used.


The Prize:
MEGA PACK of VETROFOND ODD LOT GLASS - one rod of every Vetrofond odd lot colour that Glassworks stocks…there are 30 or 40 colours at the moment!!

How to Win:

All names will be put in to a raffle draw and a winner will be selected at random
Closing date is 30/03/2008

The Rules:

All levels of experience are invited to enter
Your bead must be made with Vetrofond glass
You may use Vetrofond with any other type of frit or glass rods as long as the base of your bead is a Vetrofond colour
All glass used must be listed in your entry post
One picture per post please………you may post as many times as you like
Your name will be entered into the drawer for every bead you post…..the more beads you post in the thread the more chances you have to win.

Important Notice:

All glass colours and types must be listed in your post with your photograph to qualify for the competition draw. The information gathered through running this competition will be will be collected together for the FHF Vetrofond Resource which will be posted at the end of the comp. Lets make it the best vetro resouce on the web!!

Good luck everyone, Jo x


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Carol on January 05, 2008, 06:21:41 PM
I'll kick off this one - not the best bead but I love this colour, it goes all swirly all by itself!

Bloody Mary, with a band of vetro clear in the middle & smooshed around a little, vetro clear dots around the top.  :)


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Ilona on January 06, 2008, 08:00:36 AM
I have started to play with my odd lots too.

This one is petrified wood with effetre ivory and ivory stringer. The Ivory looks like it has bleed into the odd lot.

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x233/lopo_09/20080106_30.jpg)




I am off to play with some more now. ;D

Ilona


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: LesleyMac on January 06, 2008, 04:35:24 PM
These beads are made with Vetrofond Odd Cotton and ASK caramel apple.

(http://www.lesleymcfarland.com/Beadies25/African%20necklace.jpg)



Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Sarah on January 07, 2008, 06:03:25 PM
Wow! Beautiful beads everyone. OK I'm going to hog but you said to trawl my old photos........

My name is Sarah and I'm addicted to odd lots  :-*

Red jasper with silver wire

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2176/1806277924_311c683b43_b.jpg)

Apricot jam with silver wire

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2344/2053785130_9138b73ad4_b.jpg)

Sorry this is a terrible photo  :-[ but its carrot red, watermelon, free range salmon & banana cream with Ask104 Lavender Fields

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1431/639593436_cd54bef013_o.jpg)

Poppy red, watermelon, free range salmon

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1071/966245259_2bdb6206be_o.jpg)

painted desert with silver wire

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2014/2085284398_1e0daec646_b.jpg)

Jupiter, bloody mary, vet clear & silver foil

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2155/2085284412_b9b2031c4d_b.jpg)

Jupiter with swirls made with an aion stringers (the blue dots are the aion)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2083/2074753122_967b68d723_b.jpg)

I think I should stop now before I bore the pants off all of you. But Jo - there are more in my flickr album as I am sad enough to have an odd lots folder here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flameforcefive/sets/72157601283373059/). Let me know if you'd like to use any.

Sarah
xxx




Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: beads-on-toast on January 08, 2008, 03:16:56 PM


Red jasper with silver wire

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2176/1806277924_311c683b43_b.jpg)

i bloomin well like these!!! bloomin well ALOT


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Sarah on January 09, 2008, 05:47:26 PM
Oh Anna that sunset bead is lovely  :)

Some of them are a bit shocky aren't they - I haven't managed to make anything but frit (scattered all over the floor) out of rhubarb  :-[

One more from me. This isn't for the competition Jo as the base is ask silver cinnamon but the swirls are red jasper and there is a clear reaction between the two. The bumps are psyche. The interesting thing with red jasper is that it looks different when you use it thinly on top of other colours. The colour is much more flat in this bead, for instance, than in the silvered lentils I posted earlier. So if I want the colour variations I use it for the base and add anything else afterwards.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2245/2144142925_8e5a0723c1_b.jpg)

I also just remembered that I had compatibility problems between wasabi and ask silver rattan. Its a real shame because it makes a great base for the land on a landscape or tree bead. But it happened twice (and they are definitely those little hairline cracks) so I abandoned the combination.

Sarah
xxx


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: afina on January 12, 2008, 05:51:43 PM
Hi!
I also have something to add:
This set was made with marbled avocado and Terra - except the bead with the scrollwork, this was Moretti dk. ivory with nyx.
(http://www.glasperlenwerk.at/images/stories/Einzelperlen/marbeld-avocado-und-terra.jpg)


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: SueP on January 16, 2008, 03:56:20 PM
These probably need to be in the newbie show and tell but they are Vetrofond so from left to right:
1. Lemongrass with efetre ivory and Beadysam yellow iris frit
2. Lemongrass with effetre yellow (not sure which one as not labelled - in starter pack)
3. Just lemon grass and Sam's frit again.

Going to try some more of my sample pack this weekend ;D ;D



Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: *rowanberry* on January 16, 2008, 04:56:08 PM
Gorgoeus!

Another from me:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2204/2198092060_eec4e46889_o.jpg)

This is the Jasper, on its own in the lentils, then in the focal it is with Terra, effetre dark ivory and vetrofond ivory. At one end the jasper has turned darker from being lightly duster with terra powder.


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: *rowanberry* on January 16, 2008, 04:59:01 PM
and another...

This is Honey Crunch base with only a little Terra powder and ask104 desert chameleon finished off with a terra bubble dot.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2204/2197299991_0fd0368256_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: *rowanberry* on January 16, 2008, 05:02:12 PM
and the last for tonight :D
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2342/2197302665_0f6dd88d74_o.jpg)
Dark lichen - 2 of them have a stripe of effetre dark ivory, and a touch of SIS - no reaction seemed to happen...


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Clare Scott on January 17, 2008, 07:56:01 AM
Can I play too please?! :)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u197/northernsockmonkeys/new%20beads/384.jpg)

Sprees made with (starting from the upper tier) Smoke Circles, Painted Desert, Light Jasper, Cosmic Storm (Think I got the names right?!)

Cheers,

Clare xx


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Kaz on January 18, 2008, 05:40:16 PM
This is smoke rings pure and simple!
Kaz


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Kaz on January 18, 2008, 05:41:51 PM
This is frit on a banana cream base (I love that colour it has a real pinky tinge). I thought these colours looked a bit Clarice Cliffe?
Kaz


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Kaz on January 18, 2008, 05:43:43 PM
These are rhubarb with effectre ivory and lemongrass with effetre ivory and effectre white.


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Kaz on January 21, 2008, 04:35:32 PM
No 1 is vetro odd rosehip with silver blobs
No 2 is vetro odd pineapple sparkle with effetre white
No 3 is vetro odd seashell swirl with efftre light turquoise
No 4 is vetro odd bloody mary with effetre dark ivory
No 5 is vrosehip with effetre pale transparent blue
Kaz


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: afina on January 27, 2008, 03:51:10 PM
Hi!
I made a heart today with Petrified Wood and one stringer of Ornela ivory:
(http://www.glasperlenwerk.at/images/stories/200801/vh_petrified-wood.jpg)


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Kaz on January 28, 2008, 12:53:22 PM
Same here - these started life as watermelon....


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Carolien on January 29, 2008, 05:20:42 AM
My first attempt for an unflippable lentil, made with Bloody Mary 995


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Carolien on January 29, 2008, 05:23:36 AM
And my second one, with petrified wood 999


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: LesleyMac on January 29, 2008, 12:59:50 PM
I seem to have become obsessed with the Vetro Belgian Lace, so I am showing some things I made using just his colour and silver, nothing else was used.

(http://www.lesleymcfarland.com/%2D%20New%20Folder%20%283%29/Belgian%20lace%20hearts.jpg)

Detail of one of them

(http://www.lesleymcfarland.com/%2D%20New%20Folder%20%283%29/Untitled%2D54.jpg)

Belgian lace reacts nicely with silver and it has a sort of "old ivory" look to it which I really love, it doesen't react as much as the effetre ivory but sometimes you don't want that.


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: dinah46 on January 29, 2008, 04:37:22 PM
Red Jasper plus a stripe of DH Odd Lot H122

Sadly cracked so must have another go


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: dinah46 on January 29, 2008, 04:38:55 PM
Pink Swirl plus a stripe of DH odd lot H122


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: dinah46 on January 29, 2008, 04:41:16 PM
And finally - my favourite. Watermelon plus a stripe of H122

I love watermelon :)


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition
Post by: Sarah on January 31, 2008, 03:51:58 PM
Does anyone have CIM Hades (511820) & Bloody Mary Glass??????

I read on Mike Frantz website that there is "lots of crawl" when these glasses are used together and would love to see what that might look like!!


These are bloody mary (I love that glass) with silvered hades stringer

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/2233623398_e154c5256d_b.jpg)(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/2233623390_6c8f1b28a7_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition - closing date 30/03/08
Post by: Lush! on February 14, 2008, 11:21:47 AM
Vetrofond Purplicious with SIS (using Effetre ivory and silver leaf).

Heavily melted in and swirled.



Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition - closing date 30/03/08
Post by: fionaess on February 23, 2008, 06:55:42 AM
Since I've only been torching since 9 Jan, I thought I wouldn't be good enough to enter this.. but then I reread the rules.. and since a lovely lady sent me some vetro clear and a rod of vetro odd topaz, I said to myself... why not.. if you don't enter you can't win.. :D  So here goes...  Vetrofond Odd Topaz over effetre white and encased in vetrofond clear,,,,
Fiona


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition - closing date 30/03/08
Post by: sparrow on February 26, 2008, 04:27:49 AM
Gorgeous beads everybody. As promised, Vetro odd lot cosmic storm with black nebula frit  :)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/2292957509_759ab17a43.jpg)


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition - closing date 30/03/08
Post by: flowerjasper on February 26, 2008, 03:58:43 PM
Heres a few for you,
 the first is  rhubarb with light jasper flowers, second is jungle twilight etched and the third could go here or in the EDP colour thread as it is orange dreamsicle with edp shard swirled in... not sure i could live with that colour combo!!
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg313/flowerjasper/P1000055.jpg)(http://[IMG]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg313/flowerjasper/P1000051.jpg)
(http://[IMG]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg313/flowerjasper/P1000048.jpg)[/img]


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition - closing date 30/03/08
Post by: flowerjasper on February 26, 2008, 04:04:10 PM
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg313/flowerjasper/P1000051.jpg)(http://[IMG]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg313/flowerjasper/P1000048.jpg)[/img](http://)
will get the hang of the photos one day!
s


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition - closing date 30/03/08
Post by: flowerjasper on February 26, 2008, 04:05:52 PM
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg313/flowerjasper/P1000048.jpg)(http://)


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition - closing date 30/03/08
Post by: Sarah on February 28, 2008, 05:04:28 PM
those are lovely reactions with black nebula

These are both painted desert from the same rod in the same session - the upright is super heated and it looks like the red has gathered at the edges. I wasn't expecting that!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2299228516_3e89b3a674.jpg)


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition - closing date 30/03/08
Post by: Sarah on March 07, 2008, 04:11:28 PM
Well Sue it looks like egg sucking works  :) Such a shame about the crack  :'(

I have some spotty beads with vetrofond odd cotton & Nero Intense Black. There is a tiny bit of bleeding in the flat black spots but not much

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3071/2317415008_2e18317a85.jpg)

Sarah
xxx



Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition - closing date 30/03/08
Post by: sparrow on March 09, 2008, 03:16:33 AM
Okay, finally got round to taking more pictures (but not to cleaning the beads beforehand - sorry!)

Sooooo:

Vetro Odd Lot light red jasper with CiM Thai Orchid - the more you heat it, the more it gets eaten (compare left & right)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2249/2320729058_cf7bfb4b28.jpg)

Vetrofond Special red purple (VS291438) with copper green and effetre dark ivory, not heated too much

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2094/2320736538_66be6a43c9.jpg)

A bit more obscure:

Vetrofond Oddlot 917 Antique Amber Transparent with effetre dark ivory, effetre dark trans topaz, and 're-constituted terra' (not terranova, but the batch where they tried to remake the old terra) and silver wire

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2071/2320735344_ab3840ec9b.jpg)

And Vetrofond Oddlot 917 Antique Amber Transparent with 'new terra' and silver wire on its own - the amber didn't like the wire  and made big puddles around it that looked like quicksilver or lead (sorry about the crap photo) :(

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2293/2319924609_c9dcf78e65.jpg)


Title: Re: Vetrofond “show and do tell” Competition - closing date 30/03/08
Post by: afina on March 24, 2008, 04:09:57 PM
Hi!
I have three Oddlot beads here:
(http://www.glasperlenwerk.at/images/stories/Einzelperlen/3schwestern.jpg)
From left to right: Belgian Lace with Raku powder, Red Jasper, Marbled Avocado (with just a touch of Terra).
Verena