Thursday, November 22, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Featuring this week is Pam at A BEAD THING

HAF Artist feature of the week: Nov 18 - Nov 25

This week we are taking a look at Pam at A BEAD THING
She has some beautiful bracelets, rings, necklaces and pendants. I think her bead woven jewelry is unique. Pam loves the look of bead woven jewelry because of the enormous variety in colors available and the diversity in style that can be created. Check out Pam and her handcrafted items. 
You can find her shop here

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Artists Come Together here at The Handmade Artists Forum

HAF Artist feature of the week:

The Handmade Artists Forum 

 Handmade Artists Forum is a great place for finding artists who create 100% handmade items. It's fun, informative and friendly. Artists get involved with many groups offered here. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Blogs. Looking for some constructive criticism or just feel like chatting? Visit the "chat" section group every Thursday evening (8:30 Eastern US time) and meet some new friends.
Share creations like that first necklace or a painting.  Seek advice from others who've "been there, done that". Learn how to make your creations better and take better pictures of them. Offer help to those turning their happy pastime into a full fledged business. Support each other when you just can't seem to make it look like it looks in your head. Have fun and always remember; the crafts may be different, but we are all passionate about art and always respect each others' dreams.


Look ! I mades these Hollow lampwork beads. Wow wee !

 One more thing off my bucket list. Aren't these fantastic?

Lampwork Fun!

Doing some experimenting with frit and loving the results.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sparke Speckle Effect with lampworking

Big Hole Bead 

 I'm playing around with different techniques with my glass and got a nice sparkle-speckle effect on this one.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hematite and blood red glass bead earrings with Sterling silver french earwires

I like using hematite in my jewelry designs. Hematite is believed to transform negativity and promote optimism. It is known as a grounding stone, thought to increase courage, self-esteem and reduce stress. It is a good stone to aid communication as well as for those just learning how to meditate. It acts as a stabilizing force to balance the mind, body and spirit. 
                                      Handmade Lampwork Earrings with hematite beads on Sterling silver french ear wires. 
You can purchase these by visiting my shop here

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Brown and Green Glass Bead Earrings

Handmade brown and green glass beads made by melting glass in a torch flame. I love the contrast of these two colors. Bottom brown bead has a green swirl design, top brown bead has raised green dots and drops of crystal clear glass on each dot. Intricate, one of a kind pair of earrings. Sterling silver ball beads on top, middle and bottom. Sterling silver wire wrapped onto a soldered jump ring connected to Sterling silver french ear wire. Find them here

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bling Thing..

Add some bling to your purse, backpack, bag , zipper pull. Anywhere you want~

My handmade lampwork glass beads with their unique style and color. No two alike. Copper wire wrapped with silver metal beads spaced in between. Metal clip is easy to put on and take off.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pink, pink and more pink

Met up with an old friend on facebook and sending her these earrings for her and her two daughters.
 Handmade pastel pink lampwork glass beads rolled in glass frit. Sterling silver french ear wires.

Two new birdhouses from Wegmans

Wegmans has a beautiful selection of birdhouses made by Home Bazaar. They are functional and decorative. The finish is...