Winter & Holiday Lampwork Beads

I am fully in holiday mode! Usually it takes a while for me to get in the spirit of the season (probably from living in SoCal where we can be in the mid-80’s in December). But this year, for some reason, I’ve really gotten into the holidays early. πŸ˜€

This week’s beads reflect that wintery and festive mood –

Arctic Ice bead pair
Arctic Ice bead focal
Gilded Cranberry bead pair
Gilded Cranberry bead focal

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

“Moonstones” Lampwork Glass Beads

"Moonstones" glass bead set

This is a design of mine that I revisit every so often because I just love the way they look and they’re so much fun to make!

These beads are all made with the same glass ‘recipe’ which includes transparent glass, opaque glass and reactive silver glass.

However, even though they are each made the same way, every bead has its own unique look because of the technique I use.

With soft shades of pale aqua, light violet, seafoam and a subtle reflective iridescent finish – these beads are versatile enough to be combined with other beads, but also pretty and interesting enough to stand on their own in any jewelry design.

Luna Bead Set & Matching Focal

I went “to the moon and back” when I created these lampwork glass art beads! πŸ˜€ With an opaque black base and many specialty materials I created my interpretation of a lunar themed design in glass.

LUNA lampwork bead collection
LUNA glass bead focal