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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||

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lampwork Jewelry 12.31.14

Whooo Hoo! Can you believe another year has passed???  Time to celebrate with something colorful and fun!  Check out this pink lampwork pendant from Marianne of Luna Moth Glass Studio:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Glass Bead Artisan Amy Kuczewski 12.30.14

Today's featured artisan is "Flamey" Amy Kuczewski of Torch by Night Beads. Amy's work has created quite a bidding frenzy of late in the Facebook groups. While Amy makes many styles of beads, today we are highlighting her use use of the moonwalk press.  While the basic shape is a half moon, Amy uses the press as a jumping off point to create so much more.  We hope you enjoy taking a look at her work! As usual, our artisans will be sharing their links below.

Amy's Flamekeeper Etsy Shop  ||  Amy's Facebook Fan Page

Monday, December 29, 2014

Glass Bead Artisan Jill Symons 12.29.14

Glass Bead fans, we are continuing our look at some of the most amazing artists working in glass today.  Today we are featuring the work of Jill Symons of Autstin, Tx. Jill is renown for the use of transparent glasses in her work. She experiments with shape and color in the transparent realm. You can find Jill at JillSymons.com or view some of her older work on her blog.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Glass Bead Artisan Lydia Muell 12.28.14

Hello fans! We'll get to our show down below but first, let's take a look at today's featured Glass Bead Artisan is Lydia Muell of Lampwork Treasures. Her work is multi-layered perfection! Elaborate floral motifs are a frequent theme, as is silver glass and sparkling goldstone. Lydia's focals are large and spectacular, but check out her perfume bottle! And the doll is for a snowglobe.

Lydia's Lampwork Treasures Website ||  Glass Beads by Lydia Muell Fan Page

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Lampwork Artisan Amber Ballard 12.27.14

We are continuing our look at some of the most admired glass bead artisans. Today we're featuring the work of Wisconsin artist, Amber Ballard, a/k/a That Bead Girl.  Amber is known for her bubble beads. This style of work take tremendous patience and heat control! Her transitional color beads are also quite popular and just stunning to look at.

That Bead Girl Website  || The Bead Girl on Etsy

Friday, December 26, 2014

Glass Bead Artisan Ikuyo Yamanaka 12.26.14

Today we are exploring the work of glass bead artist Ikuyo Yamanka of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Ikuyo is known for her use of murrini. She makes her own flower murrini and sells tutorials to enable other glassers to do it too. Ikuyo uses the petal motif in larger designs such as the free form piece in the first photo and the round bead in the last. Natural looking flowers are a constant theme for Ikuyo, as well as the use of silvered glasses.

You can find Ikuyo's works here:

Ikuyo Glass Art Fan Page || Ikuyo Glass on Ebay

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas LOVE Beads 12.25.14

Merry Christmas! We hope you are relaxing and having a fun family time. Take a moment to remember what it's all about: LOVE!

We are celebrating love today by showing off these made to order heart glass beads by Jo of Kitzbitz Artglass:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Glass Beads 12.24.14

Wishing you  a little peace on earth this fine Christmas Eve!  Stick around and have a cup of cocoa and check out our  final showing of gorgeous Winter Holiday glass Beads.

Artisans, today please post something that would work for: Late Fall, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Snow... etc. Beads featuring the colors of the season also welcome as are gift ideas!!!

Today's feature is a tree topper featuring a sleeping Santa Glass Bead from Doris of Glaszwerg:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Glass Bead Artisan Suzan Ranew 12.23.14

Friends and Fans of Glass Beads Daily: Your hostess is having shoulder surgery today and our focus will shift this week from beads for sale to artisan profiles. We will have our header artist salute tomorrow and will have our holiday listings as usual on Saturday and will return to regular programming on the 10th.  Our artisans will still be sharing their works for sale below.

Today we are taking a look at the fabulous glass bead creations of Suzan Ranew of Dallas, Texas. Her owl beads have been featured in several of  The Flow magazine's Women in Glass issues. Her seashell beads are fantastical and stunning. The dotted Pandora beads she creates cause frenzies in the Glass Bead sale pages on Facebook.

Suzan is also known for her Day of the Dead Sugar Skull beads. Check out those teeny tine cubic zirconia teeth - perfectly placed!! And the larger ones in the eyes! The back of the bead is a more traditional sugar skull and that's not all... the base is made of glow in the dark glass! Suzan's links are below:

Suzan Ranew Designs Fan Page  || Suzan Ranew on Etsy

Monday, December 22, 2014

BLUE Monday Glass Beads 12.22.14

It may be a gloomy Monday in December but, you can't be blue when it's BLUE MONDAY here! Nope, we've got scads of the most popular color of glass beads to spare! Come check them out!!

Today's feature is an extra large glass bead focal from Holly's Folly Glass:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Winter Holiday Glass Beads 12.20.14

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas, we're getting to our last few posts celebrating the glory of the winter holidays in glass beads. Artisans, feel free to share sculptural, holiday colors of just gift ideas!

Check out these big hole glass beads in Christmas colors made to fit your Pandora / Troll / Links of London charm bracelets! These were created by Darlene of LTD Artglass

Friday, December 19, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sculptural Lampwork Beads 12.15.14

Glass Bead fans, we hope you enjoyed yesterday's show! Please take a moment to scroll back and vote for your faves!

Today's feature is a lampwork bracelet featuring a sculptural glass bead dog from Laney of Izzybeads.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter Holiday Glass Beads Sunday 12.14.14

Glass bead fans and artisans, your hostess messed up... She didn't even realize yesterday was Saturday much less our special holiday post! So... it's today!! ARTISANS, Please share something for the coming holidays: fall, Hanukkah, Christmas, Gift ideas. It doesn't have to sculptural... colors work too!

Check out this beadutiful glass bead pair from Rose of Spawn of Flame. Aren't they perfect for Hanukkah??

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fused Glass 12.13.14

Glass bead fans, our artisans are so talented and so many of us just have a passion for a really nice piece of glass...whether it's worked hot in the flame or worked cold and melted in a kiln. Every once in a while, we like to tip the old blog hat to a nice piece of fused glass. This pony tail holder was made by Darlene of LTD Artglass and features a fused glass bead.

ARTISANS: Share anything you like today!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lampwork 12.8.14

Welcome lampwork bead fans! So sorry about our two day post over the weekend but we felt it was best with the widget servers being out of order!

Today's featured glass bead set is a rich pink set from Aimee of Polychrome Beads:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Artisan Lampwork Saturday and Sunday 12.6 and 7

Welcome to our first ever TWO DAY POST! Please be aware, the servers that host our widget...the thing that allows you to share your links... will be down Saturday night between 6pm and 10 pm CST. There is nothing your hostess or our widget host can do about it!  So, to make sure your shares get the most attention possible, we are having a two day post!

ARTISANS, feel free to share two items...whether you do it all at once or post once each day, the choice is yours!

Our feature this weekend is a beadutiful set of glass beads in rich blues and earthy greens, kissed with silver and ivory from Lampwork by Cheri.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Winter Holiday Glass Beads 12.5.14

We are having holiday glass beads a day early this week to make up for the outage this weekend. Our widget will be offline from 6pm - 10pm CST Saturday night. So... we will have a TWO DAY post over the weekend! But today it's all about the holidays!

Today's feature is a whole bunch of Snowmen glass beads... ready for the bead bath...from Doris of Glaszwerg.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Beads of Glass 12.4.14

Welcome lampwork fans! Artisans, our widget will be down from 6pm -10pm CST on Saturday 12/6. I urge you to share early! I'm considering making that a two day post and allowing 2 shares. Our blog will load, but the widget won't appear in those hours at all. If you have any thoughts, please comment!

Today's feature is a lovely lampwork focal from Michael and Brad a/k/a The Flaming Fools:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lampwork 12.3.14

Welcome lampwork bead fans!

Artisans, our widget will be down from 6pm -10pm CST on Saturday 12/6. I urge you to share early! I'm considering making that a two day post and allowing 2 shares. Our blog will load, but the widget won't appear in those hours at all. If you have any thoughts, please comment!

Today's highlighted bead is a rich blue glass bead focal from Jo of Kitzbitz Art  Glass

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Glass Bead Artisans 12.2.14

It's time to bid adieu to our lampwork bead header artists from last month! Cindy, Amy, Holly, Nina and Donna, thank you all so very much for lending your talents to our little page!

You can find their work here: Cindy Lynne Designs || Amy Sims Designs || Holly's Folly || Nina Eagle Glass || Prima Donna Beads|| Please give them a visit!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Glass Beads 12.1.14

It's December! Can you believe it?!!? We understand you are a busy bee and are probably scurrying around like a little elf, but we're so happy you stopped in to see what our lampwork artisans have to offer!

Today's feature is a pretty set with a nice large glass bead focal from Debbie of All My Beads.