"Desert Lake mix" Shade (standard)

$145.00

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(shown with "Wrap" color pattern and "Cerulean Blue" in above photo).

Our "Desert Lake mixover a background of Eggshell White, available in a variety of color patterns.  This is our "standard" size of Shade, which works well with pendant lights, table lamps, sconce lights, and chandeliers.

The "Desert Lake mix" is a rich combination of a cinnamon brown with a bold cerulean blue that contrast eachother well. The solid background layer of opaque Eggshell not only assures that you will see no glare from the bulb, but adds some gray tones to provide a more earth-toned appearance.

Examples with these colors are shown below to illustrate the variation in color between pieces, and examples of the various color patterns available are shown below that.

Hand-made by glass artist Bob Meyer of Seal Rock, OR

 

Shade Color Examples: "Desert Lake" over Eggshell

The photos below are of pieces that contain this color mix. The Desert Lake mix has the Cerulain blue, a deep blue that offsets the cinnamon orange to create a bold look.

We try to provide a good representation of these colors, but you will notice some differences in appearance between photos, as well as between photos and actual items.




Shade Color Patterns: "Wrap"

All color patterns are established while the glass is very soft, likely at 1600 to 1800 degrees F. - and before the piece is blown.  Multiple examples are shown to illustrate how varied the effect can be.

The "body wrap" pattern is accomplished by using a separate "bit" of molten glass to accumulate various colors, usually in separate areas of the bit.  The wrap is applied while extremely hot (and therefore soft) to the main piece, which creates an extremely varied movement of the colors over the surface of the piece.

Applying a "body wrap" is significantly more complex than producing other color patterns, usually requiring a second person to be involved in the process.  Subsequently, the "body wrap" patterns are usually more expensive. 






Shade Color Patterns: "Swirled"

All color patterns are established while the glass is very soft, likely at 1600 to 1800 degrees F. - and before the piece is blown.  Multiple examples are shown to illustrate how varied the effect can be.

The "swirled" pattern is acheived by making small swirls or twists in the glass with a tool like a shears.  It creates a nicely random movement of the colors.






Shade Color Patterns: "Feathered"

All color patterns are established while the glass is very soft, likely at 1600 to 1800 degrees F. - and before the piece is blown.  Multiple examples are shown to illustrate how varied the effect can be.

The "feathered" color pattern results from pulling a metal hook through the glass, thereby moving the color as well.  The result is varied - most pronounced where the hook has actually contacted the glass, and with diminishing effect from that line of contact.






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