I actually made this for me… thinking it would be a nice focal for a kumihimo necklace. After months of looking at it in my bead bowl, it’s time to let it go… 37 mm hole to hole x 40 mm (1.5″) This is a nice LARGE bead. Lots of silver rich glasses, reduced and heavily encased to capture that shine and mother-of-pearl look on both sides. A swath of crinkle dichroic is down the center and a colorful sunflower wrapped around one side, blue aventurine was used for the spiral. Spirals are a symbol of the circle of life or of ‘home” and are often featured in my work. $38.00
This set of Rio Party color beads is now MADE TO ORDER. A color reaction between a rare, no-longer-made glass and two more common highly reactive glasses. There is no predicting how the colors will develop but a riot is pretty much guaranteed! You will find baby blue, purple, lavender, burnt orange, golden yellow and teal in these. I still have a few vials of the precious glass left but when it’s gone… The party will be over!
The five bead set is a smidge under 3″ long. The smaller pair are about 3/8″ and the larger three are around a 1/2″. $27.50 As always you will receive a photo of your actual beads before mailing!
This bead was originally to be an entry into the Fire Divas Team “Say it with words” bead challenge. After she came out the kiln, I didn’t like the words, so I slowly heated it up, scraped off / melted in the words, added frit and flowers and Voila! A two day bead is born! This one is in fall colors. Be sure to see the other bead I did this to…
The colors of the chakra can be used for meditation or in yogic practices. It is believed that – by concentrating on a color corresponding to a specific body part, healing can be achieved. The colors and their representations in the body are:
Red = Base Chakra Orange = Sacral Chakra Yellow = Solar Plexis Chakra Green = Heart Chakra Pale Blue = Throat Chakra Dark Blue = Third Eye Chakra Amethyst = Crown Chakra
While these beads were made with meditative intent, they can also serve as just a happy rainbow of colors on your bracelet or necklace.
These 7 Big Hole Glass Beads are a basic donut shape and measure 5 mm hole to hole x 12 mm wide. $56.00for the set of made to order beads. The Pandora is not included.
This set is SOOOOO stunning and made from common glasses so I’m offering it as a made to order set or by the piece. If you want these colors on a different shape or configuration, contact me! Offered here as an extra large lentil (34 – 35 mm), a 5 bead lentil set (17mm – 14 mm), and a Big Hole Bead. Be sure to see the video below. These puppies shine so much!!! The pictures don’t begin to do them justice! This is an incredibly elegant set with lots of jewelry possibilities.
Focal is 38
Set is 23
BHB is 9
Or take them all for 63
..or purse charms… zipper pulls….wine glass charms….you need a charm? This grouping is made from more elaborate beads.
Note: while I did make some of these beads, I didn’t make all of them. Many are from my jewelry stash. I only buy from artisan lampworkers. All charms reduced 10%. Buy two, wait for a Paypal invoice or pay by credit card, save another 10%. Three or more 30%
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