Showing posts from August, 2014

Very Big Hole Bead..

I use a big 3/4 inch steel mandrel to make a BIG HOLE BEAD like this. I've been practicing this for a long, long time. What do you think? 

What is your favorite flower to grow in your garden?

Cosmos are easy to grow from seed and they bloom so beautifully ~
Read how to grow Cosmos in your garden.


Cosmos are prized for their abundant, silky, daisylike flowers and their unflappable, easy-care nature in the garden. While bedding plants are sold in spring, cosmos are simple and inexpensive to grow from seeds. Plant them in full sun (in very hot regions, cosmos can take afternoon shade) and give them protection from strong winds. Cosmos tolerates a wide range of soil types, including poor soil. Plants need even moisture to get started, but mature cosmos are drought tolerant; plants produce more and larger flowers, however, if they are watered regularly.

Fun Focal Lampwork Glass Bead. What are you creating today?

Colorful swirls and dot designs. 

Big Hole Bead (BHB). This handmade lampwork glass bead has been made on a 3/8 inch mandrel.

The base color is black with swirls of mermaid blue, turquoise, brown and double helix glass for that special glow. Isn't it lovely? Would look beautiful on a simple chain.

Pic Collage of my handmade glass beads

Lampwork Glass Beads
   Handmade by melting glass rods in a torch fire flame.

Sunflowers are blooming...

Big bright yellow sunflower in my garden ! (Taken on macro setting with my Canon S3)

What are you creating? Me? Lampwork Glass Beads of course!

Handmade glass beads decorated with Gray, White, Baby Blue and Mermaid Blue. Thank you for your comments.

What's the buzz in your garden?

Sweet flowers this summer.

Share your garden flowers. Here's mine.

Love my beautiful views this year.
                            Enjoy !