Friday, February 5, 2010

Snow, snow, snow

The most wonderful thing about being snowed in is making beads! I've been so bust this past winter making disc beads, that I've finally stopped to take some time and make some other shapes! These guys are thin sprees. The thinner size makes them lighter weight, so you can use them for earrings or a design that can't accommodate the heavier glass beads. My free bead winner this month will receive a matching pair of thin sprees...maybe the ones I make this weekend while I'm snowed in!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Smooth Chunky Discs

More new stuff for this spring are the smooth chunky discs. I used to make these a few years ago and then switched over to the bullseye discs. I thought I'd bring them back this spring, but with a twist - the second color on the rim to make them really pop. Keep your eye on my Etsy store for these discs and some other colors coming out soon.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Constellation Beads

Fresh out of the kiln are these little beauties. The idea for these beads came from a very happy accident. It combines several different colors to come up with a great bright reactive blue on a pop of orange. The black dots turned out very organically shaped and remind me of constellation drawings.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Steampunked Honey Bumpy Lampwork Discs

New set for 2010! This is a new set that I'm making and if I do say so myself it's totally yummy. I used ambers, creams, and metallic black to create a fun and versatile set of discs. They range in diameter from 16-18mm and can be made on 1/16" or 3/32" mandrels. My inspiration for this piece actually comes from the great variety of Steampunk jewelry that you can find on Etsy. I tried to come up with a set of beads that feels organic and mechanical all at once. I think using the amber and cream tones along with the metallic black really achieves this! 3 strand inches of "Steampunked Honey"! This set is available on my website and my Etsy store.