Showing posts from March 24, 2009

Just a taste

I thought I'd start out today by showing off my new lampwork beads that I can't wait to create with. All these new beads came from a (new to me) lampwork artist, Jennifer Powers of "Quinlan Glass". She has shops on Ebay, Etsy, as well as her own website. What I like about her work, is the quality of the beads, beautiful colors and patterns, different shapes, and a fair price.

The first set, "candy apple" I think will make a nice summery bracelet, possibly with matching earrings. The second set, which is my favorite, with the beautiful heart focal, I plan a rather detailed piece. A necklace with all hand forged links of sterling silver, with I think will be oxidized and put together for a funky stylish look.
The last set, "mardi gras"; I'm not sure yet; the beads are so pretty, I had to have them! They will probably look best in a necklace. We'll see.
Here's a look at a bracelet that I made yesterday.

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