Spring is here! The flowers are blooming…and so is a batch of NEW BEADS! :D

Hello! I hope this message finds you enjoying the first weeks of Spring and all the new flowers blooming! πŸ˜€

This has truly been one of the most glorious spring-times I can remember in all my years here in Sunny SoCal.

We had SO much rain this winter that the hills and mountains all around us are completely covered with thick carpets of green grass and beautifully colored wildflowers everywhere!

My family and I recently went out to visit a Poppy Reserve. They were experiencing a ‘Super Bloom’ this year and it was absolutely SPECTACULAR! The hills were exploding with bright orange flowers as far as the eye could see. Here is a photo I took of one particularly densely packed hillside…

 

california poppy reserve

All this color around me has inspired a new batch of beads, many with a floral theme. I finished most of them with silver, brass, or copper bead caps as well. I think the caps finish the beads so nicely making them perfect to wear all on their own, if you choose.

Here is the latest batch of beads available now on Etsy:

Encased murrini glass art beads

Thank you for looking!

Until next time,
Christina
http://www.ccglassart.etsy.com

Halloween Themed Big Hole Beads

Hard to believe but Halloween is right around the corner! To kick off the holiday season I made some cute Halloween themed big hole beads featuring encased murrini in fun shapes.

GHOST – big hole bead
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR – big hole bead
WITCHIEPOO’S HAT – big hole bead
JACK O’ LANTERN – big hole bead

I also made some anytime-themed beads. Some with colorful encased murrini, some with raised dots and one with my encased stringer flowers:

LILAC BUDS – big hole bead
MALIBU PIER – big hole bead
MERMAID’S CROWN – big hole bead
MERMAID’S CROWN – big hole bead
SOCK HOP – big hole bead

Encased Glass Flower Drop Pendants

With Fall approaching I thought these pendants would be pretty with some soft colors reflecting the season. Maybe if wish for it hard enough Fall will come early for us this year! πŸ˜€ It’s definitely a lot cooler in the mornings but by mid afternoon we’re still reaching the high 90’s 😦

Harvest Flower – drop pendant necklace
Hyacinth – drop pendant necklace
Sunflower Bud – drop pendant necklace

Spring Bouquet Lampwork Bead

My daughter just told me that today is the first day of Spring! I thought for sure it was in April – but it is indeed today. I find this so funny because when I named and listed this bead on eBay I thought I was just pining for Spring, I didn’t realize it was already here – LOL! πŸ˜€

I will consider my timing kismet πŸ˜‰Β  Now if the weather would just catch up…

Spring Bouquet dimensional floral focal bead

Bougainvillea Lampwork Bead Collection

Bougainvillea

When my bougainvillea bloomed this year I was inspired to make this collection of beads using my favorite glass color of all time, Rubino Oro (‘pink gold’).

This glass gets it’s amazing fuchsia-raspberry color from the addition of real gold!

Bougainvillea focal bead
Bougainvillea focal bead
Bougainvillea round bead pair
Bougainvillea bead set