Thursday, January 27, 2011

Z-99 Experimentations

Time has certainly flown during my absence of blogging. Didn't mean to be gone and have the shop closed for so long- time moves differently when a spouse is deployed and the New Year wasn't as big of a deal as his R&R coming up will be. I've been experimenting when it's warm enough in the studio to fire up the torch, here are a few:The beads above are made w/ a hard to find glass- Z-99 Purple Rose Special. The Zimmerman family has stopped production and decided not to sell their glass recipes to the industry. It is a wonderful and reactive color, these beads were made on a base of Effetre White- yep, just white- w/ various frits and powders added.

Not to worry, I'm still in love w/ making my organic hollows. Here is a set that hasn't been etched yet:
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and shared it with the ones you love. This gal knows better than to make any resolutions, but perhaps we'll be seeing each other a little more frequently at this space :)

9 comments:

Lorelei Eurto said...

I hope so! I love admiring your work!!!

Daniela Ellenberger said...

Wonderful beads!!!
Greetings from Switzerland
Daniela

Jane Perala said...

Beautiful beads - as always! Glad to see your work again.

chocoholic said...

So Gorgeous!! I especially Love the color combinations in the first set!! But I love them all!! True beauties!

Aja Vaz said...

Thanks so much, ladies! :)

Kimberly said...

I couldn't help but wonder if the Zimmerman family you mentioned is from Indiana. Over the holidays I had the pleasure of visiting Zimmerman Glass in Corydon and was able to try working with glass for the first time. I know the son well enough to ask if there is a reserve stash somewhere for you - if it is the same family.

Aja Vaz said...

Kimberly, I don't think it is the same place that makes the color( I could be wrong but I think it's in Europe)- they may be a relation though? Never hurts to ask, they may have some interesting stories :)

Vickie Hallmark said...

Love those wild ribbed beads.

Aja Vaz said...

Thanks, Vickie :)