Summertime Big Hole Beads

I just have a small batch of encased murrini beads this week – the heat has made torching very difficult. Even in the morning it’s already hot so my time making beads is pretty limited now. One day I hope to have a climate controlled bead making studio!

I have been on a latticino (or is it spelled laticcino?) kick lately – I love the detail that these swirly strands of glass add to my encased beads and can’t stop adding them to almost every one! LOL! 😀

These beads are available now on Etsy:

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Late Summer Rounded Bicone Lampwork Focals

Long time, no beads!

It has been one long, hot summer here in L.A. – and unfortunately, for us, it’s not over yet. In fact, we’ll get many more 100+ degree days until October or so.

Because of the heat, and because I just needed a break, I have been on a beadmaking hiatus. But, I have been inspired to get back to the torch lately so I was very lucky to catch a tolerably warm morning and make some new beads!

Here is the start of a new series of beads in a lovely new shape, a rounded bicone.

CALYPSO - lampwork focal bead
CALYPSO – lampwork focal bead
KEY WEST - lampwork focal bead
KEY WEST – lampwork focal bead
LEO CARRILLO - lampwork focal bead
LEO CARRILLO – lampwork focal bead
ROSARITO BEACH - lampwork focal bead pendant
ROSARITO BEACH – lampwork focal bead pendant