Thursday, March 09, 2006
Kato translucent and foils
So this week I got Emma's foils in the mail...the first mailing that is...that took almost a month to get here. Sweetie that she is, she sent me another batch which will be here in...oh, probably another month ;o)
Anyway, these are not made with Emma's foils. I need to work with them a little more to figure out how to get the holographic effect to show better in swirls. In the first ones I tried, the foils look just sort of silvery.
these are made with Kato trans, which I think has almost a watery look when sanded with 600x and buffed. They feel a little bit smoother than premo. One thing I do know for sure...kato scrap does not swirl well...but it does do really well for other bead shapes as it keeps it's shape really well.
Oh, and one last thing...Pat, you will get a focal with foil, but maybe not Emma's...that's okay I hope? And i also owe a bead to Miss Jana, who sent me some awesome earrings (which I will post a pic of too) Umm and dear Fae...I have not forgotten you. I'm holding on to a bunch of those tesselation pieces to see if one or two might make it into SJ's book. After I find out, I can decide what I will send you... :o)