Fabulous Glass Florals

Introducing a new bead series featuring floral designs with a hand-painted look in glass!

These designs take me back to my acrylic painting days. Using my own hand pulled encased stringers I carefully ‘paint’ the entire floral design petal by petal, leaf by leaf, onto the surface of the bead. It’s a painstaking process but I love the intricate and detailed results.

Here are the first few designs I’ve done:

California Poppy – set of 9 handmade beads
Purple Daisy – lentil focal bead
Marigold – lentil focal bead

Introducing Mixed Media & Altered Art Jewelry

This is something I’ve been working on for a while now – after much experimentation I have successfully combined my love for graphic arts/photography with my love of lampwork bead-making.

By bringing these elements together I’ve created a unique line of jewelry…something I never thought I would actually get into doing. But now that I’m in, I have to admit it’s quite fun and I’m very pleased with the results.

There’s something about seeing my lampwork glass beads go beyond the ‘loose and lonely’ stage into a completed, wearable piece of art. It is very satisfying!

The pendants below are available now in my Etsy store:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/CCGlassArt

Celtic Knot
California Poppies
Pretty as a Peacock
Have a Heart

Introducing…Photo Pendants

One of my other hobbies is taking pictures – it’s something I’ve enjoyed doing my whole life. Now my love of wearable art has spilled over into photography with the creation of my new Photo Jewelry!

It’s such a great way to take a lovely picture with you and enjoy it wherever you go. And not only you, but those around you as well – how great is that?

To view more photos in my Etsy shop click the images below:

Bougainvillea Pendant
Bougainvillea Pendant
Fly Blackbird Fly Pendant
Fly Blackbird Fly Pendant
Spiral Shell Pendant
Spiral Shell Pendant