Wire wrapped beads

I wrapped some chunky beads around with wire and tiny beads, but can’t decide what to make out of them. A bracelet perhaps? Or make more and use them for a necklace? Not sure.

Holiday loot

I went to Delft (Netherlands) today. The town is famous for its ceramics (Delft Blue, cobalt blue on white), and before my trip there I did some research and found out they also make ceramic beads. The local bead shop had a lot of them. I tried very hard to ignore those that had windmills, tiny human figures and “I <3 Holland” painted on them, and looked for more abstract designs. I bought an even …

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Custom made glass cabochons

I loved Mollie Barrow’s cabs that I purchased from her on Etsy, so I asked whether she could make me some custom ones, suitable for my goth and steampunk pendants. She browsed my shop and had a pretty good idea of what I needed, and came up with these beautiful cabs (some of them she had already, but she custom made most of them). She even drilled some of the for me, because it’s difficult to …

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Dichroic and fused glass

I’ve purchased some handmade glass cabs from another artist on Etsy. They’re awesome, each one unique. I have so many ideas about what to make with them. These are the most interesting ones from the first batch:

Lampwork beads

Being a bead addict, I buy a lot of mixed lots with lampwork glass beads. I always like to be surprised, although for some beads I don’t have an immediate purpose. These are some of the most interesting ones I’ve got recently.

New beads

I wanted to share with you some of the interesting beads I’ve just got. Picasso jasper (also called “red creek jasper”, as far as I know), every bead looks like an abstract painting. Being a painter, I really love this. Some gorgeous druzy agate, with interesting banding: And black agate with white banding, that I bought for goth style jewellery, but who knows what I’ll make out of it:

Gifts of the sea

I live in a small town by the sea, in Ireland. I’ve always looked for interesting stuff on the beach, but I’ve never come across any pieces of glass like these. Today I came back home with a handful of treasures. I named this pendant “High tide”, because when I was looking for the glass, the tide was rising, and when I was going back home it was already at its peak. Like all sea …

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Hearts

Would you believe that I’m really trying to stay away from cuteness and heart-shaped beads? All of these came in bead mixes. And now I have to figure out how to make non-cute stuff out of them.

Watches

I received all this today. Unfortunately I don’t have a screwdriver small enough to dismantle them. I ordered a set about a week ago, but it hasn’t arrived yet. I managed to unscrew some parts with a craft knife, though. Fortunately I’ve got a lot of loose pieces, so I have something to work on until I get my screwdrivers arrive.