Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gorgeous Glass

There is one thing I haven't learned how to do and hope to one day give it a shot and that is making lampworked glass beads. Until then, I'll just drool over the works of the many talented lampwork artists out there. Through my "dropping" on Entrecard I found the blog Glass Muse and boy it was tough trying to choose from the many beautiful beads they sell on their site SortaFlowering Designs. I loved the many colors in the ones above and managed to find a few others that had some amazing colors too. I still have those ready for a project, what that project is I'm still working on! The beads used in the bracelet above are the Candy Shop Glass Round Lampwork Beads. I tried so hard to get some amazing shots to show the many colors and I hope I did them justice. Also, I wanted to do something with them that did not take away from their beauty. Sometimes in jewelry simple is better when you are using beads that you want to be the focus of the piece.

Jenelle and Daniel are the talented pair behind SortaFlowering Designs and they run a great business together and their customer service is great. The orange beads in the earrings above are also from them. I could just sit all day and stare at their beads. Their studio is in North Carolina, U.S.A. and they both handmake the beads. What a great life! I'm lucky if I can get my husband to look at my new creations much less be interested (lol). If you are a jewelry designer than you should definitely check out their shop or if you just love to look at pretty things than you should as well.


  1. Oooh lovely! I love lampwork beads too. Go give it a try I'm sure you will be successful at it!

  2. Great bracelet! I love lampwork beads also and would love to learn - I'm just scared of burning my house down in the process, lol.
    I LOVE those earrings - too hot!

  3. *blushing* Thank you Theresa! Lovely creations! I will be posting these pics at our blog as well with your permission... and you know if you ever want to pick my brain on lampworking I would be happy to help you get going, just say the word :) Jenelle