Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Beads & a Necklace

I have listed a new set of beads in my Etsy shop - Ocean Gems.  I started with a base of a cream coloured glass, wound on a ribbon of silver glass, a bit of frit, reduced and then encased the bead in a clear glass.  I love how these look.  They are a close relation to my Ocean Gifts beads, but a lot bluer.

Ocean Gems

About a week ago, it was really windy, and I usually know better than to bead on those days.  However this time I ignored my brain and went with my heart - I really wanted to make beads.  Well, sure enough, just as I put the last bead in the kiln, the power went out - @#%&*!!!  When that happens, the kiln cools down too quickly, and I am not sure if the beads are properly annealed or not, so I usually keep them and make something for mself.  This time I decided to make myself a necklace - I have to finish the clasp yet, but I am really pleased with the result - and yes, they are that colour - I love it! 

Ocean Waves necklace

Thanks for looking!


Copper Diem said...

those are soooo pretty. LOVE that color

Bobbie Pene said...

Those beads are lovely, but that necklace is just gorgeous!!!

Regina said...

What a beauty! Both the beads and the necklace.

Jane Perala said...

Thank you so much everyone.