My bead adventures

Friday, May 09, 2008

beach theme Pandora beads

Using a bead press from Moores' Tools, I have added silver lining to my Pandora lampwork beads. They are great fun to make. Besides the usual designs, I recently started making bracelet beads with a beach theme. These organic beads are usually based on ivory with silver foil, silver glass stringer, and hand pulled murrini.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

canyon butterfly

I love how this bead came out. It has so much depth and variation of colors. It incorporated one of my few precious butterfly murrini from Beth Olson.

Unfortunately, I detected a small hairline crack deep within the core. It has not gotten bigger for almost a week. I guess its a sign that I should keep it for myself.