Ringing in the New Year

I am cleaning house to make room for 2012 beads by offering this set of Odd Lot Focals on eBay!

This set includes five medium sized 1″ lentil focals, one 1 1/4″ sized large lentil focal, and one of my large round ‘Pier’ style bead focals.

Odd Lot Focal Beads

‘Sun Kissed’ Lampwork Focal and Bead Pair

I have had this amazingly beautiful tangerine colored glass in my collection for ages but never used it before.

I’ve been waiting for just the right inspiration to strike to use it (sometimes these things take a long time :-D). Once the sunny, hot weather hit that bold glass caught my eye and I instantly new what I wanted to do with it.

Combining it with shimmery goldstone frit was a last minute addition but I love the juicy orange color with the intense sparkle goldstone has. A classic summer look!

Sun Kissed lampwork focal bead
Sun Kissed lampwork bead pair

Mini Sets – Lampwork Glass Beads

As much as I love spending time creating an entire set of several coordinating beads it is also fun to make ‘mini sets’ which allows me to switch gears creatively more quickly.

These mini sets were so much fun to make!

Desert Rose lampwork bead set
Shimmering Sand bead pair

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