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Photography is another one of my hobbies

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Southwestern ~Turquoise, Coral, Silver ~ Handcrafted Lampwork ~ Handmade Wearable Art Necklace.

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My lampwork glass beads mixed with sterling silver, coral shell beads and turquoise beads. Wow...Southwestern or what....

The Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show was in my area this weekend.

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Grapes, Lavender and Basil ( catnip too)

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Kumihimo Bracelet in teal and white

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Yesterday I took a Kumihimo beading class and finished this bracelet in five hours. It took lot of concentrating and I was happy there was a teacher there to help me out !
 "Kumihimo" is the Japanese style of braiding fibers into cords. It basically consists of arranging threads on a braiding loom, then moving the threads in patterns.

Calla Lilly Bulbs Blooming and Black Eyed Susan

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My project for this week is finished ~ Love it !

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I put so much time, patience and thought into these pieces. I must admit it was frustrating to get the look I was after. The weather was extremely hot when I made these beads. Out of the many I made, these were the best. Now that it's put together and photographed, I am amazed how great it looks. Maybe there is a lesson here..Some things take time to turn out great...Don't give up til you're satisfied...When you let go, pretty things happen ~

Funky Glass Beads Handmade Lampwork Jewelry Wire Wrapped

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Glass Bead Lampwork Earrings..Delicate,sparkle,shine..

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I love the color combination here, ~ soft periwinkle blue with transparent purple. The flower bead caps add a delicate feeling and the swarovski crystals add the sparkle. Finished off with sterling silver french ear wires for extra shine ~

Deep Ruby Red Lampwork Glass

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Handmade lampwork glass beads with swarovski crystals. I used deep red glass for the beads and added periwinkle blue dot designs with a drop of clear for that extra "pop."

I've been busy at the torch making these glass beads.

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Coral ( thanks to Lea Avroch) and handmade glass lampwork beads

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This necklace has my handmade glass lampwork beads and pretty coral chips I received from Lea Avroch. You can see more of her work at https://www.facebook.com/LAJewelryDesign

My new lampwork bead jewelry collage..do you like it?

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Rainbow Colors ~ Abstract Design ~ Handmade Glass Beads ...

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Today I brought my beads and supplies outside and did some organizing. Thank you BEAD SOUP CAFE for inspiring me..

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This necklace is loaded with my handmade glass lampwork beads..

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Try wearing your big hole lampwork bead as a necklace

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Hibiscus Syriacus & Hibiscus Moscheutos Luna White

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Striped Caterpillar Swimming ~ Neon Coloris

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Hibiscus time...I love when these are in bloom ~

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Hot Fun..Handcrafted Glass Bead Necklace..Lampwork / Flamework

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Drinking Coffee and Summertime Flowers..

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Flowers just amaze me ~ I love drinking coffee in the morning and admire the colors of these flowers.



Another beautiful summertime sky. Full of color !

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I grabbed my camera and ran outside when I saw the colorful sky outside my window.