Handmade Lampwork Glass Cabochon Pendant Necklaces

Something brand new this week! Handmade lampwork glass cabochons bezel set into pendants πŸ˜€

The most wonderful thing about cabochons – as I have come to learn – is that you get all the beauty of a lampwork glass bead but in a shape that lies completely flat against the skin. They’re also a bit more lightweight than round glass beads of the same size so they’re very comfortable to wear.

It is a new way of thinking designing these cabochons because you only have 1 side to play with. So it becomes a bit of a challenge in some ways. But the end result is so worth it I think. Once they’re set in the pendant they look so beautiful! I hope you agree πŸ˜‰

These two necklaces were just posted on Etsy.

SEA URCHINS - cabochon pendant necklace
SEA URCHINS – cabochon pendant necklace
Tempest
TEMPEST – cabochon pendant necklace

Encased Murrini Bead Pendants

I am loving these interchangeable bead pendants πŸ˜€ The are perfect for showcasing handmade lampwork by taking a bead from beautiful to wow! The best part is that you can mix and match your own beads on them to create a number of different looks just from one pendant.

This week I’ve added a couple new encasing murrini beads to Etsy, pairing two of them with an interchangeable bead pendant, along with one loose focal bead (which could be added to a bead pendant!) πŸ˜‰

ARCTIC REEF - bead pendant
ARCTIC REEF – bead pendant
CANCUN REEF - bead pendant
CANCUN REEF – bead pendant
ABYSS - focal bead
ABYSS – focal bead

Lampwork & Metalwork Jewelry

This week brings more mixed media jewelry featuring my own hand finished metal components. In some cases I combined them with my lampwork beads, and in other pieces I let the metal work speak for itself. πŸ™‚

Gilded Berries – lampwork pendant necklace
Autumn Song – metalwork pendant necklace
Gilded Roses – lampwork pendant necklace
Autumn Song 2 – metalwork pendant necklace
Sea Jewel – lampwork pendant necklace
Flower Disc w/ Pearl Charm – metalwork pendant necklace
Northshore – lampwork pendant necklace
Honeycomb – metalwork pendant necklace
Seaside – lampwork pendant necklace

Encased Murrini Glass Bead Necklaces

I was lucky to catch a cool day (relatively speaking) earlier in the week so I was able to make several beads for these new Gazing Ball necklaces:

All Hallow’s Eve – glass bead necklace
Dockweiler Pier – glass bead necklace
Halloween Spooktacular – glass bead necklace
Malibu Pier – glass bead necklace
Sock Hop – glass bead necklace

This will probably be it from me for at least a week since we’re going into another heat wave – although I don’t feel like we’ve ever come out of one. It’s supposed to get extra hot over the next several days :-\

I’m really hoping for a long, cool winter this year!

Summertime Big Hole Beads

I know I’ll be getting a lot of use out of my Pandora-style bracelet this summer and thought others might be thinking the same thing. So I made a bunch of large hole glass beads over the weekend which universally fit all types of European charm bracelets like Trollbeads, Biagi, Chamilia, and Pandora.

Blue Lichen – BHB
Turquoise Shimmer – BHB
Sea Glass – Dark Teal
Sea Glass – Bubblegum Pink
Sea Glass – Aqua & Olive
Mermaid’s Crown – Gold Opals BHB
Marmalade – BHB
Coral & Lime Ribbons – BHB
Flamenco – BHB