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Links to the artists featured in our header photo: Kathryn Newman Glass Art|| Holly's Folly || Prima Donna Beads|| Polychrome Beads||

Friday, February 28, 2014

Glass Beads | Facebook Friday 2.28.14

Welcome Glass Bead Fans! We've got a treat for you today! Facebook has become such a highly visible to glass bead artisans and the fans who love them, it's kind hard for a site like this not to acknowledge it!

This Bead is from  Theresa and her studio name is Tease Beads.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lampwork Jewelry 2.25.14

Glass bead fanatics, do you dream in beads???? Do you long to hold that perfect piece of lampwork in your very hands! Well, we can make your dreams come true!

Today's feature is pretty pink lampwork pendant by Cathie of January Designs.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Lampwork Beads 2.24.14

Welcome glass bead fans! Today's feature is a colorful set of glass beads - perfect for spring. You ARE ready for spring, aren't you???

Check out Cheerful Treats from  Kristin of Prairie Girl Glass:

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Glass Bead Spacers 2.23.14

Welcome lampwork fans! Our Space Out Sunday Feature article is taking a breather today as the last Sunday of the month has caught us off guard. But that doesn't mean that we can't enjoy ogling some glass bead spacers!

Today's feature is are some lovely frit spacer glass beads. Frit, or fine ground glass particles, is a wonderful way to create some spacer beads with a real exciting punch of color. This blue brown ribbed set was created by our site sponsor Sonja of Silver River Glass.
ARTISANS: please share your SPACER beads today!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Lampwork Jewelry 2.21.14

Welcome lampwork fans! Today's feature is a rich lampwork bracelet using glass pearls, crystals and metallic seed beads to show off the glass focals and spacers. Morning Meadow was made by Rita of Rita's Beadery and Jewelry.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Etched Glass Beads 2.20.14

Did you know you can etch glass beads for a softer or matte finish?? Etching can mute loud colors and make them appear more cohesive. They are also great for showing off a colored core bead.

There are several types of etching materials for glass...some liquids can be toxic. Gel etchants are great for use with masks to create shiny images within the etched area. One of the safer methods to etch lampwork, especially if the beads are to be used with any of the charity programs geared toward kids, is to use sand and a tumbler.

Today's featured glass bead set was etched in a tumbler. They were created by Doris of Glaszwerg.
Artisans, if you have something etched to share, please do. If not...just show us some pretty glass anyway!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dichroic and Artisan Made Glass Beads 2.19.14

Welcome glass bead fans! Did you know that dichroic is a glass coated with super thin layers of metals and oxides so that makes the glass appear to have different reflective and transmitted colors? Our pal Cindy of Cindy Lynne Designs just loves making dicrhoic glass sing! Check out her lampwork focal Turquoise Twist:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SRA Glass Beads 2.18.14

All of the Self Representing Artists here want to extend a hearty welcome to those of you who visit and shop with us! We are so grateful there are people out there who understand the work and the love we put into our glass beads!

Today's feature is a breath-taking focal lampwork bead from Elizabeth beads.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Blue Glass Beads Monday 2.17.14

It's Blue Monday! Today we celebrate the most popular, most searched for color of lampwork glass beads by giving our fans what they want... blue glass beads!

Today's feature is a fabulous glass bead focal peacock by Heather Kelly Glass

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Artisan Lampwork 2.16.14

Welcome glass bead fans! Just a quick reminder for our aritsans... Tomorrow is BLUE Monday! Be sure to join us as we celebrate the most searched for color of glass beads!

Today's feature is a wonder glass bead set featuring the timeless classic color combo of black and white. These were created by Meagan Lily.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Glass Beads Love Hangover 2.15.14

OH. MY. BEADS!!!! Did you see all the heart glass beads shared yesterday??? My head is spinning! I've got a love hangover from yesterday. There were so many fabulous beads shared, I'm dizzy with lampwork in my brain.

Today's feature is an adorable

Friday, February 14, 2014

LOVE Glass Beads Valentine's Edition

We're so happy you decided to visit us on Valentine's! Today is our final LOVE post of the season and our artist will be sharing hearts and other Valentine appropriate glass bead. It's not too late to order a treat for your sweetheart! Better late than never, right!

Our feature today is a stunning heart shaped lampworked bead from Nina Eagle.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Artisan Lampwork 2.13.14

Just a quick note to a glass bead artisans: For Valentine's day tomorrow, we will have our final LOVE glass beads post and hope you will pop in and share a heart!

Our feature today is from our sponsor Kandice Seeber. These are her bead of the month, made to order glass bead earring  sets for February:

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Lampwork Beads and Jewelry 2.9.14

Welcome to the best glass bead show on the web, where we bring you the freshest designs in glass beads from caring artisans all over the world!

Today's feature is a Boro Starfish lampwork bead pendant from Jill of Jill E Glass

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Large Glass Beads 2.8.14

Iiii like big BEADS and I cannot lie! I thought it would be fund to have our artisans show off BIG glass beads today. Show us what you got lampworkers!

Today's feature is a large lampwork focal from our sponsor Julie from Aut Ev Designs:

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Handmade Glass Beads 2.6.14

Oh. My. BEADS. I hope you saw yesterday's lampwork show... Dahling! It was FABULOUS! Please scroll down and take a peek...you'll be glad you did!

Today's feature is a beautiful extra large glass bead focal that has been wired into a ready to wear pendant. Check out Broken Heart by Rebecca of LandS Art

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Melting Glass Beads 2.3.14

Welcome lampwork lovers! Did you see the fantastic show yesterday??? OH THE BEADS!!! It was amazing!!! Please scroll down and see what you missed and vote for your faves!

Today's feature is a glass bead focal and earring pair from Holly's Folly ~ Glass.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Art Glass Beads 2.2.14

Glass Bead fans, it's time to take one last look at last month cover stars! Sheila, Heather, Laurie, Holly and Darlene, thanks so much sharing your work with us!

Links to the artists featured above:
Sheila Davis || Heather Behrendt || Isinglass Design|| Holly's Folly || LTD Art Glass ||

Saturday, February 1, 2014