Monday, 17 May 2010

Stevie's Lace .... A Comparison

When I made this bead I did wonder what it would look like etched (also known as frosted or matt) - trouble is, once you etch it, that's it ... you can't undo it!)

It was suggested to me to get an idea of how it would look - was to put it in the fridge for a few minutes, take it out and breathe on it! Well that does give you a little idea but I wasn't sure still! So I thought, I'm not deciding - I'll put it up for sale and whoever buys it can decide (I did show a picture of a much smaller bead part etched). That was a good move, the decision was out of my hands!

It was bought and my customer asked for me to etch it, leaving the murrini glossy. WOW, I loved it, the etching does bring out the colour more and shows off the lace effect, and leaving the murrini glossy really adds a new dimension to the overall effect. Don;t get me wrong, I still love the glossy effect too, but now I have the best of both worlds, knowing what it will look like!

Happy days.


  1. Well etched definitely does it for me! It shows off the lace to great effect. Lovely bead.

  2. I think the etching shows off the lace well too. Thanks for your kind words!

  3. I like them both, wish I could do murrini without them becoming a mushy spread out mes. More ppp.
    I think the etching really enhances he design.