Pandora / Troll Style Big Hole Glass Beads

One of my goals this year has been to challenge myself with new designs I haven’t done before, or bring back designs I haven’t done in a long time.

It began with creating more florals in glass, and is continuing with making large hole beads that fit those popular European bracelets like Pandora, Biagi, Troll, etc.

I have made this style bead in the past but did not have the special tools needed to professionally line the large holes with solid sterling silver coring for that really beautiful, jeweler’s finish – but now I do!

Introducing my new line of Pandora-style glass beads fully lined from end to end with genuine sterling silver tubing:

‘Safari’ Pandora-style bead trio
‘Sweetheart’ Pandora-style large hole bead

Mardi Gras Beads

As soon as these beads came out of the kiln I knew exactly what they should be named – Mardi Gras! This week’s beads include my new encased florals which I am having so much fun making. I used rich colors of amethyst, burnt orange, and yellow ochre glass with touches of soft green.

Mardi Gras focal bead
Mardi Gras spacer beads
Mardi Gras round bead pair