Assorted Glass Bead Collections

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and made coordinating sets of beads. But I recently received an order of pretty colored glass frit blends and they inspired me to make several beads that all go together. πŸ˜€

These sets are now available on Etsy:

BEACH WALK - assorted bead collection
BEACH WALK – assorted bead collection
SUMMER WIND - assorted bead collection
SUMMER WIND – assorted bead collection

New Lampwork Bead Designs

After a little hiatus I am back with some new designs! I think most artists get a form of ‘writer’s block’ now and again, and I’m no different. Occasionally the ideas stop coming so the choice becomes whether to revisit previous designs or to just take a break and allow time for something new to take root.

For me, it was worth taking time off because a few new ideas came to mind which gives me a fresh perspective and a renewed motivation to get back to the torch.

This week’s beads include a couple of my new ideas…with more to come soon! πŸ˜€

Meteor Rocks - lampwork bead set
Meteor Rocks – lampwork bead set
Oceania - lampwork bead focal
Oceania – lampwork bead focal
Mystic Heart - lampwork bead focal
Mystic Heart – lampwork bead focal

New Pier Glass Beads & Pink Impatiens Lampwork Bead Collection

“Godiva” Bead Collection

Who else on the west coast woke up at 2am to watch the Royal Wedding live on TV? I for one was not about to miss this historic event!

After all, I have such fond memories of waking up very early as a young girl to watch Princess Diana marry Prince Charles. I was thrilled my two daughters wanted to wake up at “o’dark hundred” to share this special occasion with me as well. I hope it is something they’ll never forget.

Sure, I could’ve recorded it and watched it later, but there is something about seeing it live with the rest of the world that was so exciting.Β  πŸ˜€

I was really inspired by all the rich gold tones in Prince William’s uniform, the amazing decor of Westminster Abbey and in the beautiful wedding photos taken at Buckingham Palace. So much decadence!

I tried to capture that stunning opulence in this collection of beads named ‘Godiva’.

GODIVA bead set
GODIVA lampwork bead focal