I was very grateful to spend the weekend working on custom orders but I did take the opportunity to experiment a bit with this bead. I wanted to add a darker blue to this bead which was already enameled with transparent medium and light blue.
I used too much fixative and it caused interesting patterns when I sifted on the dark blue so I added more drops on top of the power and let it dry. I fired the bead a bit longer than usual so the dark blue would be nice and flat and shiny.
I love the abstract and painterly quality of the enamel. I will definitely try this technique again!