Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fairy Fly in the Garden - Handmade Lampwork Glass Bead - Set

I had so much fun making these beads last night. This little Fairy Fly is in an Amazing Fairy Futuristic Garden. Silver Fairy Dust is sprinkled around behind the especially furled fern fron he sits on. The back is sprinkled with Fairy Dust as well. Hard to see in the pictures, but if you squint you may be able to see it... A couple of my handmade murrini flowers in this garden.

The accompanying five bonus beads are fun as well. Three pink spacers with transparent blue cotton candy spun round and round and two transparent blue with raised dots poking fun.

About the focal:

Free formed approximately 58 x 31 mm at the widest part. Wound on 3/32 mandrel as are the spacers.

In my Etsy Shop tonight. If you care to stop by - click on the pictures in the right column under Etsy. It'll be fun to take a stroll through the shop tonight while you are lounging about relaxing...right?

Hugs and Kisses - Suzanne

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jupiter Dragon Fly - Lampwork Glass Beads - Set

Yea I had my first special order yesterday for beads which were for sale and sold recently using this color, "Jupiter". I love this color and since I had it out and was already working with it, I decided to make a Dragon Fly set. Who woulda guessed. The pinks, golds and terra cotta all wrapped up in this beautiful Effetre color are different each time a bead is made. I love that about Jupiter glass!

This set is five spacer beads on the larger side and one focal button bead.

Focal: approximately 1.25"
Bead hole: wound on 3/32 mandrels

The little silver spacers are purchased and included in the sale.

They will be in my Etsy Shop shortly. Enjoy and thanks for taking a peek.

Hugs and have a great day!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Three Amigos - Lampwork Glass Beads

These three came out of the kiln this morning much to my amazement in one piece and I really liked them. Something different. The Dragon Flies are encircling the bead which I haven't seen done by anyone as of yet. So I guess I will call this my design. Has a nice ring to it - don't you think? Struggling for my identity obviously.

They are rather long which makes them nice for a side piece in a longer necklace or, naturally, as a focal bead in a more elaborate piece.

Wound on 3/32 mandrel - that is what those pieces of metal are out the top and bottom. When the bead is removed from the mandrel that's where the hole comes from! Who knew how they got that hole in the bead?

The Dragon Fly on the right is of silvered glass and very pretty but hard to catch on camera (besides being a littttle bit out of focus). The two on the outside are nice and organic looking. Both have silvered glass in the body of the bead.

Approximate measurements from left to right

74 x 18 mm
62 x 17 mm
76 x 16mm

Thanks for taking a peek and have a lovely day. xoxo Suzanne

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Darth Vader Dragon Fly - Lampwork Glass Bead

This is a Darth Vader Dragon Fly with luminous blue eyes and tail. This lentil bead is approx 1.25 inches in diameter and is wound on a 3/32 mandrel.

I'm having lots of fun working on these little fella's..The story goes that Dragon Flies drift in and out of the spirit side of life and the life we see with our eyes. They are sweet, colorful and also bring good luck! I love 'em.

Thanks for stopping by. This little critter will be on Etsy later today.

hugs - Suzanne

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dragon Fly 2nd Week - Lampwork Glass Bead

Not perfect yet, but give me another week and I think I'll be getting much closer.

This Dragon Fly is approximately 35.5 mm in length and 33 mm at the widest part of the bead. The hole runs lengthwise and is 3/32.

I'm continuing the plight of the perfect Dragon Fly. This one goes on Etsy today. Let's see how many visits it gets!

How much fun is this?

hugs - Suzanne
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Venice Art Walk Collection - Handmade Lampwork Glass Pendants

Hi Everyone! I've been waiting for my new bead presses from Zoozii's. They arrived yesterday and I'm so excited to get started making beads that will all be the same size and great for bracelets, necklaces, focal beads and my new and more wonderful than ever "Dragon Fly" collection. Kerri Fuhr's tutorial has been more than helpful and I feel as thought I've come away from a private tutoring with her. I met Kerri in 2009 during a bead club event at Frantz Art Glass in Shelton, WA when I still lived in the Seattle area. She is absolutely amazing.

I just posted this collection which I made for the Gallery and Venice Art Walk in Venice, CA about two months ago. They got a lot of attention at the show and in the gallery. As you know, you always come home with a few of your favorites wondering - geez - I love these. Why didn't they sell? So, I posted the whole collection in my Etsy Shop for about 65% reduction. I thought the whole collection would make a neat group of pendants to purchase for gifts or for some over active love with lamp work bead kind of unique person. We'll see.

Hope you enjoy taking a peak at them.

xoxo Love you Suzanne
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Harvest Crusade - AMAZING

I've been attending a startup church called Core Church in Culver City next to Sony Movie Studios.  Ours was one of the churches helping with this crusade. I attended the Sunday Night Crusade in the Angels Stadium.  I've never seen anything quite like this.

On Sunday night, in addition to fantastic music by Jeremy Camp, Jars of Clay, Francesca Battistelli, and the Harvest Worship Band, the crowd at Angel Stadium heard the testimony of special guest Louis Zamperini, a WW2 bombardier, Olympic athlete, prisoner of war, and follower of Jesus Christ. Pastor Greg Laurie gave a message entitled, “Home Before Dark.” The themes of reconciliation and coming home were woven through the entire night, culminating in Greg’s invitation to receive God’s gift of eternal life.

With 45,000 in attendance at the venue, 4,333 accepted the invitation to receive Christ on Sunday night.

That brings the weekend totals to:

•Attendance: 115,000
•Stadium Decisions: 11,216
•Online Decisions: 376
•Total Decisions: 11,592

Praise God for what he has done in Anaheim for the 22nd year!

But this is not the end. In fact, for those who registered decisions for Christ, this is just the beginning. Please join us in praying for these who made commitments and recommitments, that they would “walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10).

What’s next? September 10, 2011 is the Los Angeles Harvest at Dodger Stadium. Greg will once again bring a powerful gospel message to the people of the L.A. area. Joining Greg for this one-night event will be Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Kirk Franklin, and the Katinas. Please be in prayer and extend an invitation to friends and family to join you at the L.A. Harvest!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dragonfly - Suzannes Lampwork Beads

The Dragonfly encourages us to live by the motto,

"Let there be light."

Learning to use the light force and the life force will inspire your imagination and creativity. The beautiful jewel-like colors of the Dragonfly are a reminder that we too are beings of light and need to allow our own true colors to shine through.

Kerri Fuhr, master bead maker/teacher, makes the most awesome Dragonfly beads ever. She has a tutorial for sale on Etsy on her technique so I purchased. I've done nothing but make dragonflies over the last three days. Above you can see my progress (I hope). Still I'm not satisfied and I think it will take me another week to have something I can actually be proud of. I'll post my progress again at that time.

I must say I am thoroughly enjoying this endeavor. However, easy, is not exactly how I would describe the adventure. First of all, Kerri has been making beads for over 10 years. So my meezely little two years hardly makes a dent in the years of practice making perfect she already has in the oven. I can only hope to come up with a dragonfly that I can be proud of at my skill level. The blue one on the right is among the first attempts after the tutorial purchase. The one on the right - I might be getting someplace now. Keep tuned in - should be fun to see where I'm at by next week.  All I have to do is:

1.  Hold my tongue right
2.  Pat my stomach with my hand while I
3.  Rake through molten glass and
4.  Have it actually end up on the bead where I want it
5.  Hold my breath until the bead slides into the kiln
6.  Take it out of the kiln in the morning and not have a single crack in it

We'll see how it goes (chuckle)

xoxo hugs

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hob Nailin Around - Suzanne's Lampwork Beads

This set is turquoise transparent, ivory and black. It is not a matching set, but I just love the colors.

They can be paired as earrings or added to a bracelette, necklace or keyring, watch fob, and on an on.

They are available on Etsy.

Have a great day!

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Silver Powder - Lampwork Glass Beads

These beads are made from Effetre Glass called Pajama Blue, Intense Black and Double Helix with a high silver content.

There are three matching lumpy swirl spacer beads two silver dot spacer beads and the focal bead with threads of the DH glass wrapped around it.

Enjoy in my Etsy Shop later today!
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

French Blue - Suzanne's Lampwork Glass Beads - SRA

About the beads:

57 French Blue graduated sized lampwork glass beads.

Size: Range from 8mm to one large 17mm bead in the center of the strand. See strand in picture as necklace on Etsy.

There is only one 17 mm bead. The others graduate in size up to the largest bead on both sides.

The beads are wound on 3/32" mandrels.

Will be in Etsy Shop this evening.

Enjoy and have fun.
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