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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||

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lampwork Pendant 5.31.14

Welcome the our last May Glass Bead show of the year! This year seems to be zooming by in a hurry!

Our feature today is a lovely glass bead heart pendant from Jill Elkins Glass Design.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Artisan Made Glass Beads 5.30.14

Welcome Glass Bead Fans!!! Thanks for joining us.

Just a quick reminder for our artisan, if you share a bead here, you are required to promote your link elsewhere...wherever YOU already promote. That's the only way this site works to get all of us sales!

Today's feature a fun glass bead set of sculptural peppers, flowers and leaves from Laney of Izzy Beads.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Glass Bead Spacers - Space Out Sunday 5.25.14

Welcome Glass Bead Fans. Today is the day we celebrate the glass bead spacer. Today, our artisans will be posting pics that feature lampwork spacers today!

Today's featured artist is Doris Stumpf. Her studio name is Glaszwerg. Before we get on with the interview, let's take a look at some of Doris' spacer beads:

What do you make? What or you known for?

I discovered lampworking 2009 and it's still a great experience to create figures, animals or beads. I think I am known for my green dragons and other colorful beads - I am not able to use only one color!

Do you ever space out at the torch? What do you think about / listen to / watch?
I am at my torch each evening if it is possible. I often listen to music but I prefer audio books, especially fantasy stories with animals like Warrior Cats or Dragon.

Doris Stumpf

What was the Worst burn / cut you ever got??? How did it happen, where was it? Special treatment???
 I burned 3 fingers because I caught a great bead before falling down on the floor. It took some seconds to recognize it could be much more important to save my fingers than the bead. Another story happened about one year ago: my nail (I have got long acrylic nails) flamed on like a cigarette lighter because I worked with a very short rod (it was my last one in this color!). I looked at the nail, blew it out and worked on - I was lucky because nothing happened: no broken bead and no treatment! I got more bad experiences in the kitchen than at the torch ;-)

 What was the hardest skill for you to learn how did you overcome? Any tips to share?
I was not able to make lovely little encased flowers for a long time. Stringer work for my animals was never ever a problem for me. Encasing was working too - but flowers? I had problems to sort the little leaves. With the tutorial of Jaqueline Parkes I understand - don't know why but after reading it, I went to the torch and it worked! Now I make every day a bead with flowers (and frog or dragon). It is important to practice each skills and sometimes you have to learn, it is not important to make everything.

What is YOUR favorite jewelry to wear? 
I love to wear long necklaces with one big pendant like a bead with a frog, a mushroom... - it must be colorful, thats the most important thing for me.

You can find more of Doris' work here:

Glaszwerg Shop || Blog || Facebook Fan Page

Friday, May 23, 2014

Artisan Made Glass Beads 5.23.14

Welcome you glass bead aficionados! Today's feature is from Doris of Glaszwerg. Check out her mushroom glass bead focal and colorful spacer beads:

Speaking of spacer beads... be sure to pop in this Sunday for our monthly Spacer bead feature!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

SRA Lampwork 5.22.14

Welcome glass bead fans. We want to thank you for supporting the work of Self Representing Glass Bead Artists all over the world!

Today's feature is a lovely floral glass bead charm set from Jo of Kitzbitz Art Glass

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lampwork Glass Beads 5.21.14

Welcome lampwork fans. What a pretty feature we have for you today! This sweet, big hole glass bead made to fit a Pandora bracelet was created by Amy Sims Designs. Doesn't the rich blue and lavender colors from the layers of glass make your heart skip a beat??

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Artisan Lampwork 5.20.14

Did you get a chance to check out all the fabulous BLUE glass beads yesterday??? If not, scroll down and take a look! And be sure to vote for your faves!!

Today's feature is a stunning organic lampwork focal from Donna of Prima Donna Beads:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Blue Glass Bead Monday 5.19.14

Welcome Glass Bead Fans! Come along and join us in our BLUE celebration... the most searched for / most popular color of glass beads out there!

Today's featured blue glass bead focal is from Elizabeth Beads:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Glass Beads 5.18.14

Welcome Glass Bead Fans... just a quick Artisan Announcement and we'll be on with the show: Tomorrow is BLUE MONDAY.... blue glass beads ONLY!

Today's feature is actually a set of glass beads but the detail photo is SO pretty!! This girly set of glass beads in pink and golden ivory is from Aimee of Polychrome Beads.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Glass Beads Lampwork 5.17.14

Hello Lampwork Bead fans! Our feature today a beautiful Blue and Yellow scroll and eye glass bead set from Sonja at Silver River Glass. Speaking of Blue Glass Beads... Monday is BLUE MONDAY!! Be sure to check in and see all the blue pretties our artisans have!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

SRA Glass Beads 5.15.14

Welcome to the best glass bead show on the web. All the lampwork beads you see here are handmade, annealed and cleaned by self representing glass artists.

Today's feature is a lovely blue glass bead focal from Michael and Brad a/k/a The Flaming Fools

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lampwork Glass Beads 5.13.14

Hello Lovers of Lampwork! Today's feature is a bracelet bead that will fit Pandora / Troll / Biagi / Links of London style bracelets. The silver lined glass bead from Darlene of LTD Art Glass has got paw prints on it for the animal lovers out there!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Art Glass Beads 5.11.14

Welcome Glass Bead Fans! Today's feature is the perfect summery set for a quick necklace with earrings or for a sweet bracelet. This lampwork bead set was created in the flame by Cherie of Happy Skull.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Artisan Made Beads for Pandora 5.6.14

The whole Pandora / Troll / Links of London craze has been a boon to glass bead artisans and collectors alike! The collector can often find a completely unique bead for her bracelet and many artisans are happy to comply with custom requests! Win / Win!!!

Today's feature is a bracelet bead set from Doris of Glaszwerg:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Glass Bead Lampwork 5.2.14

Welcome Lampwork Glass Bead Fans! Today is the day we take one last look at the art that graced our header last month.  Suzanne, Aimee, Laurie, Nina and Doris, thank you all for sharing your work with us!

The featured header artists from last month can be found at the following links:
Fragiacomo Glass Art ||  PolychromeBeads||  Isinglass Design||  Nina Eagle Glass ||  Glaszwerg ||

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Glass Beads for Bracelets 5.1.14

Bracelets are such a lovely way to show off your glass bead collection.We share a lot of bracelet beads... beads with bigger holes made to fit Pandora, Troll and Links of London type jewelry... that just slide right on the fancy bracelet. But what do we mean by Beads for Bracelets?? Those are beads for a more intricate jewelry design but they might be a special shape or a smaller size than an artist would make for a necklace or focal.

Today's feature is a set of squeezed glass beads - a shape that is simply delicious to wear on your arm! These were created by Julie of Ugli Beads.