Sunday, December 21, 2014

LINEN & LACE - a set of neutral coloured beads.

A new set of beads from me in my Etsy shop.   I am finding that with the arthritis in my hands, making these small sculpted beads is a lot easier than the larger ones - I guess because I am spending less time gripping the mandrel.  I love the feel of them, and I think I need to make myself a set of them for "worry beads"!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

How Do You Like Your Coffee? New Beads.

Remember that Coffee Crisp commercial?  "How do you like your coffee?  . . . Crisp!"
Anyway, enough silliness.  I have a couple of sets of coffee inspired sets that I have just posted on Etsy.

10 bead set - Coffee Lovers

16 piece set - Morning Coffee
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Beads - Rose Bouquet

I can just picture a lovely bouquet of roses sitting in a mint green vase.

This new set can be found in my Etsy shop.
Several opaque and transparent pink and green glasses were used to make this new set.  I wrapped fine silver wire around some of them and silvered ivory stringer around others.  A few have ivory frit sprinkled on them, and then some have been etched.  It was a nice surprise to find the rosy blush at the mandrel ends (holes) on the minty green ones when I etched them - I love that, and it ties in so nicely with the pinks.  Probably won't be able to replicate it - lol!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sand, Sea and Sky nugget beads.

Close up of my new set: Sand, Sea & Sky.

All 18 of the beads.
I managed to hobble out to the studio yesterday (after my foot surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago), and made this set of nugget style beads.  They have a really summer beach look to them, and I think would make a great bracelet with a little bit of silver thrown in for accent.  You can find them in my Etsy shop.
Thanks for looking!