Here is what I pulled out of the kiln this morning!
Here are attempts at stripes. I bought some "Iris Orange Raku" glass from a seller on Etsy - that's what makes the smear-y purple-y orange colors on the left.
Here is the Iris Orange Raku over cream - digging this look. Ignore the wonkiness of the two smaller beads. Trying for two beads on one mandrel is tougher than I thought - practice, practice, practice!
These two beads....are a hot mess. But I was trying for the bubble and I got it once per bead :-)
This is a pinky red frit over orange with clear over top. Amazing how it became brownish. These are the beads that I plan to give to YOU. Yes YOU, a randomly selected commenter. I'll make the drawing on Monday, November 19th.
p.s. - thanks for your comments yesterday - to elaborate (you asked...) - I have a dual fuel torch for lamp working - it uses propane and oxygen. Propane is easy - I use the same tank you put on your BBQ. Oxygen tanks are a pain, and because I am new and not very efficient I go through them fast - the oxygen concentrator makes oxygen for me - easy peasy :- )