Spring Meadow, Fallen Feather Bead Set & Kailua Reef Encased Murrini Bead

Though I love a good storm, and we definitely needed the rain, this storm brought with it chilly temperatures I thought we’d seen the last of a couple months ago. So I was inspired to make these beads which all reminded me of the warmer weather to come. πŸ™‚

Just added to Etsy today:

FALLEN FEATHER - bead set
FALLEN FEATHER – bead set
KAILUA REEF - round focal bead
KAILUA REEF – round focal bead
SPRING MEADOW - bead collection
SPRING MEADOW – bead collection

Assorted Glass Bead Collections

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and made coordinating sets of beads. But I recently received an order of pretty colored glass frit blends and they inspired me to make several beads that all go together. πŸ˜€

These sets are now available on Etsy:

BEACH WALK - assorted bead collection
BEACH WALK – assorted bead collection
SUMMER WIND - assorted bead collection
SUMMER WIND – assorted bead collection

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

Lavender Flowers in Settings of Silver & Gold

Just when we thought Spring was on its way, we got hit with another cold front. We were so enjoying the mid-80’s temperatures when the weather turned and now we’re back in the 50’s with rain in the forecast. I realize we Californian’s are weather-wimps and are spoiled by lots of great weather most the year – so I am not complaining….too much ;-D

Here is another floral focal and round bead set. I do not see myself tiring of this design anytime soon. Flowers have always made me happy πŸ™‚

Crocus lentil focal bead
Crocus round bead set

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