Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Faux boro" beads

Jason's been working on a "faux boro" style beads. Boro/borosilicate glass, also known as pyrex is known for its silver rich earthy colors. Jason has recreated that look by using Double Helix silver glass and a clear layering technique. Some will be available in our Etsy shop!

Deep midnight blue and silvery greens

Reduced blues and greens

Pastel purples/pinks with silvery blues and tan glass, made with a twisted stringer

Lucious dark pinks/purples with hints of honey

Bold orange with reduced silver and dark caramel, made with a twisted stringer

Light golden yellow with reduced silver glass and hints of purples and pinks


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More new bead designs!

Jason's torching like a mad man, and has some awesome new designs!

Straited Jewel - This one's available on Etsy currently. A dark ivory base with organic swirls of silver glass, as well as raised mini black dots, and raised light purple silver glass dots capped with clear. Lots of detail!

Another pinwheel style, with a dark ivory base, oil slick silver glass in the middle, and dark red and tan pinwheels on the edge. Very bold colors in this one

An organic tube made with a silver rich twisty cane with hints of orange, greens and purples.

Jason normally makes galaxy style rounds for sets/bead pairs, but this time he made a giant focal! This bead has a black base that was covered in a sheet of fine silver leaf (see all the tiny specks of silver?) and then he added fine silver wire (see the cool "comets"!). Two corners hve been twisted and capped with fine silvered ivory dots.

Ah...scrolls, he made more colors (chartreuse, purple and black), but I took them and made them into earrings :) These have a lovely coral base, and the scrolls/dots are made of fine silvered ivory glass.

Some funky discs made with dark ivory and purple, perfect for Spring!

More scrolls! The beads are all made with the same purple glass, but the scroll rounds have been fumed by the fine silvered ivory scrolls, so they are sort of a multi-colored pastel purple.

More purple! Purple and light turquoise spacers accented with a single band of fine silvered ivory around the center.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Some new beads!

Hi everyone!

We've been doing lots of torching in preparation for our Spring bead shows! We seem to have a bit of lampwork ADD, we each have so many different styles we like to make! Here's a whole lotta eye candy! Some are available in our Etsy shop until the shows.

Fine silver foil and blue adventurine, in a tornado/vertebrae style, encased with clear. Lots of subtle sparkle!

Black tube with dark ivory spots, topped with Kalypso Double Helix glass

Light turquoise tube, with Southwest inspired coral/light ivory pinwheels

Light turquoise rounds with raised fine silvered ivory scrolls

Light ivory pressed bead, with a dark turquoise Eye of Horus/Greek mati fusion design, with a silver glass dot for the pupil

Coral base with wisps of periwinkle and chartreuse, and encased white/transparent violet flowers with sparkling cubic zirconia centers. Silver glass dots on the surface

Pastel green base, with pastel purple scrolls, and encased white/light transparent purple flowers with cubic zirconia centers and trails of silver glass dots on the surface

Wispy green/purple, and encased white/pink rubino oro flowers with cubic zirconia centers. Looks like a watercolor painting! Silver glass dots on the surface for some extra bling

And last but not least, a set of floral beads with dark green/purple for the base, and white/pink rubino oro petals with plunged air bubble centers. Includes two white beads with plunged pink dots, encased with clear


Monday, March 21, 2011


Jason's been working on some cool twisted dot beads! Some will be listed on eBay and Etsy, and we will also bringing a bunch to the Long Island Bead Festival and the Glass Bead Extravaganza!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cubic Zirconias are fun!

I was gifted some CZs for my birthday from our friend Leslie, of Ladybead and Rook. I was a little nervous trying them for the first time, but I think I did alright! My method of applying them was a little shaky, so I'll have to try something else next time. I love using them in encased florals, but we ran out of clear this week! We have some more on order, so I'm waiting impatiently :)

So here they are, my first (and only so far) two attempts! Both are on Etsy