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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||

Sunday, August 21, 2016

On a Blue Note Glass Beads 8.21.16

 It is with a heavy heart I must share our final post. I have started a new job teaching school and I am simply overwhelmed with my duties and working more hours than I did in the film industry! There is no time to breathe, much less make beads or attempt to sell them. It may never be revived again...or it may become a summer project. At this point I just don't know.

I wanted to take a moment to thank the artisans to found us early and stuck by the idea of promoting others work for the years this blog was active. Some of you have shared every single day while others have been more silent publicly but giving me constant support and advice. Each of you is deeply appreciated!

Links to our featured artists:
Polychrome Beads, Cindy Lynne Glass,
Izzybeads, The Flaming Fools, Kitzbitz Artglass,
Janel Dudley Beads, All My Beads, Nina Eagle, Holly's Folly
Silver River Jewelry, Prima Donna Beads, Lampwork by Cheri
LTD Artglass, SueBeads

Thank you all! Many of you have become friends and I adore seeing your new work! I'll be a fan for life!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Glass Bead Sets 8.16.16

What is it about teal, glass bead fans? Don't you just love it? It screams summer to me... school is starting here today... maybe I'm still wishing I were on a beach somewhere... This lovely teal glass bead set was made by Jo of Kitzbitz Artglass:

Monday, August 15, 2016

BLUE MONDAY Blue Glass Beads 8.15.16

Hello glass bead fans... BLUE MONDAY when we celebrate the most popular and sought-after color of glass beads! Check out this glass bead focal from the Flaming Fools a/k/a Michael and Brad:

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Lampwork 8.13.16 - 8.14.16

UPDATE 8:15 PM 8.13.16 -  Sorry folks... taking another Sunday off. I have multiple family members flooded out in Louisiana and it's been a very stressful day! I have extended the linkup so PLEASE ADD ANOTHER LINK!

Welcome lampwrok bead fans (misspelling intentional). Today's feature is a fascinating glass bead pendant wrapped with sterling silver, Bali beads and crystals. It was created by Stephanie of Phishstuff.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Lampwork Bead Sets 8.3.16

Hello lampwork lovers. One of the best types of lampwork bead sets to buy is the focal / pair combo. Nothing is better for fast and easy jewelry. You either have a focal for a necklace or bracelet with two accent beads OR...use the matching pair for earrings. Either way, your new jewelry should come together quickly! Today's feature is just such a combo and was created by Nina Eagle

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Glass Bead Artisans 8.2.16

Hello Glass Bead fans! Hope you are enjoying what's left of summer! Time to take a look at last month's cover art. Sue, Michael, Brad, Nina and Laney, thank you so much for supporting glass bead artisans and spreading the word about quality glass beads!

Links to our featured lampwork artisans shops: SueBeads || The Flaming Fools|| Nina Eagle || IzzyBeads||

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Glass Bead 7.29.16

Whooo Hooo! We made it to Friday lampwork fans! Come on in and check out the pretty beads! Be sure to scroll down and vote for your faves...we've had quite a week! Today's feature is a glass charm bead from Lampwork by Cherie:

Monday, July 25, 2016

Lampwork Earrings 7.25.16

Happy good Monday to all your lampwork fans! Did you know that many of our artisans write tutorials for various glass bead related things?? Check out this lampwork earring tutorial from SueBeads:

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Glass Beads 7.24.16

Hello Glass Bead fans! Today, we are sharing a pretty teal glass charm bead that fits Pandora, Troll, Links of London etc. Created by Darlene of LTD Artglass and sure to add some lovely bling to your bracelet!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Whimsical Lampwork 7.18.16

Lampwork fans, are you into Pokemon Go?? It seems everyone is playing everywhere you go these days. Well, you know it's hot when it starts showing up in glass bead form! Check out this Pokeball from Prima Donna Beads:

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Colorful Glass Beads 7.17.16

Don't you just love all the vibrant colors glass beads come in? Nothing says summer jewelry like this vibrant glass bead set from Chris of ChrysArtGlass.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Lampwork Beads 7.16.16

Glass bead fans, thank you so much for spending part of your day with us! Please take a moment to scroll down and vote for your faves from the past week. Today's feature is a Glass Bead focal from Kathryn Newman Glass Art

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ready to Wear Glass Beads 7.15.16

Whooo Hooo! We made to Friday. Glass bead pendants that you can slip on a simple chain and dash out the door make the perfect Friday night out accessory! Check out this glass bead pendant from Janel Dudley Beads:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sculptural Lampwork 7.12.16

Welcome to our little glass bead show. You know... I hate to say it but ... it IS time to start thinking of FALL designs! Halloween Beads have been appearing in the sales venues on Facebook and other venues as well. Check out this sculpted glass bead tombstone cupcake from Holly's Folly Glass.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Glass Beads for Sale 7.9.16

Not sure about you, but around here, we jumping up and down that it's Saturday!! But there's always time to kick back and dream of ways to use some glass beads in a new jewelry design! Wouldn't this pink flamingo glass bead focal from IzzyBeads make a lovely statement necklace?

Friday, July 8, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Fourth of July - Lampwork - 7.4.16

Lampwork fans, as I type this one-handed, my terrified pup keeps throwing her head across the keyboard as the fireworks explode. Happy freaking fourth of July! Apologies for any typos! Our feature is a red, white and blue lampwork key pendant from Elizabeth Beads:

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Glass Bead Sets 7.3.16

Happy Sunday glass bead fans! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Today's feature is a fabulous set of glass bead hearts from Jo of Kitzbitz Artglass who will be having a trunk show on Facebook's Lampwork Bazaar today and tomorrow. Check it out!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Glass Bead Artisans 7.2.16

Welcome glass bead fans. Our cover last month featured all black and white glass beads for such an elegant look. We got lots of compliments and will revisit this colorway again! Beatrice, Maria, Darlene and Janel, thank you all for your support!

Links to the featured artist's shops:
Beusha || Glasss Magic|| Janel Dudley Beads || LTD Artglass||