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!


4 comments:

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.