New Flamework Glass Charm Beads on Etsy

We’re enjoying some much needed showers today here in usually-sunny-Socal! 😀

It’s the perfect time to list some new beads, right? Or, go make hot cocoa….  beads first, though! 😉

handmade glass charm beads, murano beads, italian glass beads, bracelet beads

Thanks for looking!

New Universal Glass Euro Charm Beads

This might just be a record – for the first time in probably 2, or maybe even 3, years I have an entire batch of new beads without one…single…murrini chip in them! 😮

It’s definitely a departure from my usual bead-making routine. But, you know what, it was really fun! I let my mind roam free with these bead designs – drawing on techniques I haven’t done for years, and some new techniques too! It’s almost like a creative-reset, and was actually a very refreshing change!

But I will admit, I already have in mind a couple murrini bead designs planned for my next torching session. Guess that break won’t last very long…haha! 😀

The beads below can be found right now on Etsy:

handmade lampwork beads, euro charm beads, glass charm beads, handmade charm beads, trollbeads, elfbeads, pandora beads, chamilia beads, biagi beads, big hold beads, encased beads, silver glass beads, colorful glass beads, artisan beads, organic beads

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. 🙂

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

Watercolor Big Hole Hand Made Glass Beads

I recently stumbled upon a neat trick that transforms simple colored glass frit into a washed watercolor effect on a reactive glass base! The technique produces translucent pools of color that take on a unique, one of a kind look with every bead. 😀

BOUGAINVILLEA – big hole bead
FLAMENCO – big hole bead
PAINTER’S PALETTE – big hole bead
ROSE GARDEN – big hole bead
SEA WIND – big hole bead

Here’s a bead I made using an old tried-and-true technique which always produces great results and a unique look – combining dark ivory glass with fine silver foil. It turns ordinary glass into what looks like natural stone.

ANCIENT STONE – big hole bead

Lampwork Glass Bead Necklaces

I am having a ball making these glass pendant necklaces (pun intended ;-))!

Coronado Pier – Lampwork Bead Necklace
Hematite Orb – Lampwork Bead Necklace
Forget Me Nots – Lampwork Bead Necklace
Cosmic Opal – Lampwork Bead Necklace