Odd Lot Assorted Lampwork Bead Collection

Now and then I accumulate several beads that for one reason or another did not meet my extremely high standards enough to be sold individually. They’re each still beautiful in their own way, made with all my best materials, properly kiln annealed and thoroughly cleaned, but they just did not turn out as I had originally planned. So they go into what I call an ‘Odd Lot’ set.

This particular Odd Lot collection includes some great large size focals and three fully lined Pandora style charm beads!

Odd Lot - assorted lampwork bead collection

New Lampwork Beads on Etsy!

Something I haven’t done in a long time is post beads to Etsy for sale. But I have had several requests to list beads on Etsy for those that don’t enjoy the auction format of eBay.

So I am offering this collection of beads ready for immediate shipment on Etsy.com. 😀  I’ve included a few medium-sized focals (1″) along with a cute, petite mini focal as well as a round bead pair – all in some of my most popular designs, colors and patterns:

Sea Grass 1" focal bead
Mossy Stone round bead pair
Sea Urchins mini focal bead
Lake Moss 1" bead focal
Mossy Stone 1" bead focal

Crazy For Glass Dots!

As a lampworker I have always preferred to create freeform designs with my beads, only dabbling a little bit in fine dot placement. But recently I find myself drawn to carefully applying tiny dots to my beads with as much precision as my hands will allow. I guess in some ways it’s a new challenge and a sort of discipline to attempt to do it with relative symmetry.

So lately I have been immersing myself in creating beads with lots and lots of tiny dots and have been loving every minute of it! Something I never thought I’d hear myself say! 😀

This week’s listings include all dotted bead designs in rustic, weathered colors of fumed dark ivory, butternut, dark colbalt and deep red to give these beads an Old-World look.

Barcelona accent bead
Barcelona oval bead trio
Barcelona oval bead trio
Barcelona round bead trio

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):

Arctic Lilies bead set
Italian Marble bead set
Wild Lavender bead set