It may not be Spring yet, but lately it sure feels like it! We’ve been hitting the mid-80’s in SoCal lately so I’ve been inspired to create more flower beads. 😀
The older I get the more I appreciate and am drawn to older things. They remind me of an era gone by and seem to hold so much more value than something brand new since they are already well used.
With this new scroll design, I have tried to recreate that antique feel and old-fashioned look of yesteryear. I look forward to incorporating this pattern into many more of my beads! 🙂
I have had this amazingly beautiful tangerine colored glass in my collection for ages but never used it before.
I’ve been waiting for just the right inspiration to strike to use it (sometimes these things take a long time :-D). Once the sunny, hot weather hit that bold glass caught my eye and I instantly new what I wanted to do with it.
Combining it with shimmery goldstone frit was a last minute addition but I love the juicy orange color with the intense sparkle goldstone has. A classic summer look!
It’s been weeks since we’ve enjoyed our traditionally sunny weather SoCal is so famous for. Instead, we’ve been under a dense and chilly cloud cover for much too long!
But, as usually happens, it helps me be inspired to create. So there is a plus side! 😀
When it’s overcast different colors are seen at the beach and in the ocean. All the hues are softened, and much more muted than when they’re under direct sunlight.
This glass bead set “Sea Jewels” captures the recent mood of the weather at the beach here in not-so-sunny SoCal. 😉
Years ago we traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii and visited Waikoloa Village where there’s a large hotel resort.
The resort is just beautiful with sprawling pools, lush tropical gardens, amazing architectural sculptures, and of course it’s right on the beach. They even have dolphins there!
Waikoloa Village is the inspiration for this bead collection. I used colored glass in shades of lavender, blue, aqua and turquoise with bits of bright orange for a pop of color here and there.