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focal beads

2nd Annual Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Bead Hoarders Blog Hop hosted by Lori Anderson. I had great intentions for putting together lots of jewelry designs using my hoarded stash, but ran into an energy crisis. So, I had this load of beads that i wanted to manipulate into something swell, yet they remain piled on my … Continue reading »

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Bead Soup September 2011 Served Piping Hot!

The fabulous Bead Soup Blog Party reveal day has arrived. Many, many participants from around the globe this year, so get ready for a full day of blog hopping. Once again, thanks out to the gracious host, Lori Anderson (Pretty Things); as well as to all the amazing artists who are participating this year. As … Continue reading »

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 – BTW

My favorite from the latest batch of beads. See what’s on the table here at Bead Table Wednesday flickr group.

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Silver Glass Lampwork Focal Beads

Here’s what can be done by sneaking two hours of torch time into a busy day. Note to myself : Make time to play every day.

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Micro-Macrame Southwest Slate Necklace

Organic style lampwork glass focal bead and a solid colored blue slate micro-macrame necklace with a small button hole closure.

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Turquoise Key Focal Bead

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Turquoise Rain Lampwork Focal Bead

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Devardi Glass- It’s stiff, but sweet colors!

I had the opportunity to play with some new glass stash this past week. The top photo features focal beads made entirely with Devardi Glass. It’s a glass that was introduced to the lampwork community this past year. It is a stiff glass and requires a little bit cooler flame than the glass from Italy. … Continue reading »

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