New Silver Glass Beads

I recently bought a new silver glass that not only has fun and unique reactive properties, but also produces some of the most vivid and intense deep shades of cobalt, plum, teal and turquoise I have ever seen in glass.

I had so much fun using this glass in most of this week’s beads…

Deep Sea Lichen bead pair
Venice Pier round bead
Western Wind bead pair
Sea Grass bead pair

Sea Urchins & My New Pier Series Lampwork Beads

Summer may be winding down but the heat is cranking up where I live! While the rest of the country has seen some of the hottest weather we, here in SoCal, have been experiencing a fairly mild summer. Until now…. Typically, this time of year, we really get cooking all the way through October.

So even though Fall is just around the corner, I am still thinking of and inspired by the beach!

This week’s beads include my new ‘Pier’ series. These beads just reminded me of the pylons of a pier and all the little creatures that you can find attached to them:

Santa Monica Pier round bead
Santa Monica Pier round bead

Continuing with the sea life theme, I have two small round beads (perfect size for earrings!) featuring an organic design that reminded me of prickly sea urchins:

Sea Urchins bead pair
Sea Urchins bead pair