I wanted to make some lampwork glass beads with the same patterning as batik fabric. In lampworking, you use a torch to melt glass around a mandrel and with a wrapping technique you form the bead. I experimented with some special glass called reduction glass that pushes away other glass when heated. This enabled me to make some beads that I thought mimicked the batik patterning.
These lentil beads were made with copper green and rubino glass. These two colors play well with each other.
Here is a close up of this same necklace.
These were all fun to make. I love how the colors form individual patterns that make one big pattern.
These beads are all available in my Etsy store at Helen’s Adornments Etsy Shop