Purple Passion Beads
I love purple as well all shades and variations of purple such as lilac, violet, and periwinkle.
In glass there doesn’t seem to be a huge variety to choose from in these shades so in order to make the most of it I have to find creative accents to help bring out all these rich and vivid tones.
Here are this week’s beads, featuring lots of purple in varying hues (and some pretty blue, teal and aqua shades too):
New Silver Glass Beads
I recently bought a new silver glass that not only has fun and unique reactive properties, but also produces some of the most vivid and intense deep shades of cobalt, plum, teal and turquoise I have ever seen in glass.
I had so much fun using this glass in most of this week’s beads…
“Sea Jewels” Lampwork Glass Bead Set
It’s been weeks since we’ve enjoyed our traditionally sunny weather SoCal is so famous for. Instead, we’ve been under a dense and chilly cloud cover for much too long!
But, as usually happens, it helps me be inspired to create. So there is a plus side! 😀
When it’s overcast different colors are seen at the beach and in the ocean. All the hues are softened, and much more muted than when they’re under direct sunlight.
This glass bead set “Sea Jewels” captures the recent mood of the weather at the beach here in not-so-sunny SoCal. 😉
“Cambria” Lampwork Glass Bead Set
One of my favorite places to visit is the central California coast. The weather is cooler, it’s very green, and there are quaint little towns dotted all up and down Hwy 1.
Cambria is one of those little towns and was the inspiration for this set of beads. The pale blue-grey colors and sandy ivory hues are soft, pretty and naturally neutral-toned.