This blog is intended to document my journey into the world of handmade artisan lampwork beads.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beautiful Saturday Beads

I made a slew of beads yesterday. It was a beautiful day but I knew if I went outside and worked in the yard that I would not feel like making beads and I really need to get busy. My first show of the year is in one month. I really like this frit, but have struggled to find a base that I like it on. I think this might be it. It has some blue jean colors and some browns in it. Now to find a design that suits them. Since it is now spring, I thought I would try a bird bead. I am thinking now that she needs a nest. Maybe the two together would make a nice pendant. What do you think?I have been trying to find items that have a lower price point for art fairs. I think these may be one solution. Push pins I hope are still being used in this electronic age. I think these turned out pretty cute. I tried another Julie Nordine style focal. Hopefully I will get the hang of it soon. I am still not getting enough of the blue/purple effect that I would like.


  1. love the frit on the bird bead! very cool!

  2. That blue- brown combo is gorgeous and the birdie is so cute, and...if I was gonna use push pins - these would be they!