Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Hey everyone! :) Happy Wednesday!

Jason's been working on some off mandrel cabochons, which are turning out awesome!

The cabs shown are all available in our Etsy shop, and Jason also just made some mini ones on Monday! Here's a quick shot after they came out of the kiln. They will be listed in packs of 3 or 4 most likely.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Galaxy Pendant Give Away!!!

Hey everyone! To celebrate our 500th Etsy sale, we're giving away one of Jason's Galaxy Pendants! :) The pendant is black, with six mini "storm" galaxies, a technique by Amy Kinsch, and five fine silvered ivory dots. Each galaxy dot has tons of depth, and swirling silver glass.

All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is leave a comment! We be drawing the name of the winner at 8:00PM EST on Monday February 14th! :)


Friday, February 11, 2011

Breaking Out of My Comfort Zone

I'm trying to push myself and my beads more since I'm full time again! I've revisited encased florals, which are a little stressful, but the end result is totally worth it!

This bead has a light turquoise/transparent purple/dark red twisted stringer base, encased with clear. There are layers of soft blue flowers, and Double Helix silver glass dots on the surface.

I've also decided to cut loose and not only make beads that I know will turn out good. The beads below are an example of me just having fun, and they turned out awesome!

This crunch bead has a light turquoise base, with orange dots, encased with clear. There are layers of my handpulled murrini, as well as murrini and subtle orange stringer designs on the surface.

This crunch bead has a black (which is really a dark transparent purple as you can see in some spots) base, with white dots that have been poked and capped with transparent aqua glass. The bead is encased with clear, and has three raised Double Helix silver glass dots on each side.

I pulled a new murrini cane too! The photo below shows a coral crunch bead with three of the new murrini that have been twisted together-fun!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Beads! Yay!

I'm back to lampwork full time now! :) To celebrate, I made some cheerful Spring inspired encased crunch beads! I used our handpulled twisties, and some of my murrini (okay well a lot of my murrini). These were very relaxing to make, and I have some that just came out of the kiln from yesterday waiting to be cleaned and photographed! All are available in our Etsy shop


Spring II

Robin's Egg

Thanks for looking, and have a great Tuesday afternoon! :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tons of New Sets!

We've both been trying to make more sets lately, so here they are! We also have several made to order sets available in our Etsy shop!

Also, we are 4 sales away from our 500th Etsy sale! Purchase the 500th item from our shop, and receive 15% off of your entire order! :)