Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Halloween is tomorrow and given my love for all pumpkin releated beads. I had to find another one for today's Bead of the Day. I found this very cool pumpkin patch bead by Ema of emakaye. Check out Ema's other great tree beads at her shop: emakaye. To find more work by Lauren and the rest of the Fire Divas check the Got Glass threads on Etsy or ArtFire!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
To see more of beadygirlbeads beautiful and unique beads check out her Etsy!To see more wonderful lampwork beads check out the Fire Divas weekly promotional threads on Etsy or Artfire!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Today I adore Janel Dudley's Dotted Roundelles set. The colors are beautiful, and the patterns and shapes make them perfect! Janel got great colors from that silver glass, and the encasement is fantastic.
You can see more of Janel's fantastic work in her Etsy shop, and see many more Fire Diva creations in the Etsy Promo Thread.
Monday, October 26, 2009
You can see more of Laurie's wonderful beads in her Etsy shop and don't forget to check out all the latest on the Fire Divas in our Etsy promotions thread.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Lauren has all types of cute animal beads in her shop. Check out her shop for all sorts of un beads. But especially this Skull and Spider Bead. It is either a really big spider or a very tiny skull. :)
To find more work by Lauren and the rest of the Fire Divas check the Got Glass threads on Etsy or ArtFire!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
To see more of Holly's beautiful beads check out her Etsy and while your over there, come see what's going on in the Fire Divas weekly promotional thread.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I love the combination of different elements: murrini, silver flakes, and stringer. Perfect for that winter chill! You can see Eileen's work in her Etsy shop, and be sure to visit the Fire Divas Promo Thread for more great artwork!
Lauren's shop is full of fantastical critters dressed to roll for the scary date. Check out this dog in a dino costume:
Lauren has both a Halloween and a Sale catogory in her shop and both have Halloween beads!
Marcy has some great holiday critters too. Just look at this Gator!
And speaking of ready to wear, this necklace from Janel Dudley is stunning. You won't know which eye they're looking at if you wear this beauty!
I also have quite a few ready to wear Halloween items (and some ready to make) in my shop:
And the frightful fun continues over in Lynn's Shop. Check out her Mummy:
Laurie of Glassbead has some really mesmerizing skulls and masks in her shop. This is my fave:
And let's not forget this fantastic bead of the day winner the other day by KimV.... a glow in the dark ghost!
Would you believe all these scary beads (and MORE!) can be found by searching "Fire Divas Halloween" on Etsy?
originally posted on HollysFollyBeads
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Check our more of Emakaye's work on Etsy and don't forget, we've got lots of new beads in our Fire Diva Etsy Promo thread... and this week, we are focusing on gifts!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
To look at more of Lara's beautiful beads check out her Artfire or Etsy, and come see what's going on in the GOT GLASS? The FIRE DIVAS do!! thread on Etsy!
This bead is just incredible. It has so much depth, and beautiful colors. You can see more amazing creations by Jennifer in her Etsy shop, and lots more glass artwork in the Fire Divas Etsy Promo Thread.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
You can check out all of Lauren's creations and critters in her Etsy shop and don't forget, the Diva's always have lots happening in the Etsy promotion threads!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This focal has silvered ivory stringer to create a flowing sand effect, and the etching really makes it look like a treasure plucked right off the beach! Too bad we can't actually find beautiful handmade lampwork beads on the beach...but we can find lots of incredible glass art in DorsetHillBeads' Etsy shop, and in the Fire Diva Etsy Promo Thread!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
There were SO many beads to choose from today, and even more coming! But I picked out a favorite already. It's a Reiki Charged Heart by teasebeads. The colors are amazing, and I love the contrast of the encased copper butterfly ~ just stunning! Check out her shop for even more heart-shaped focals, and you can even pick up a a pretty satin & ribbon cord for your pretty new heart.
Monday, October 5, 2009
You can see more long skinny beauties (and other fantastic shapes) in Cherine's shop on Etsy. And... as always, you can see what the Divas are up to in our Etsy promotion thread, Got Glass?.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Glass & me –The first time I saw lampwork beads was at this funky little place in WI that had this great scrap metal yard art all over their yard that the husband did. His wife had this cute little hobbit like building for her studio. She did a lot of spinning and weaving and had gotten into lampworking also. We watched her making beads for a while – I was really impressed. Later that year I was in a local stained glass store for some Christmas shopping and noticed they offered a beginning one day lampwork class. After thinking about it I signed up – and was hooked! That was about 4 1/2 years ago.
I work on a hot head so unless I’m feeling incredibly patient I tend to work small. My style – I don’t think it’s anything too original. I tend toward different kinds of dot beads and lately have been playing with reduction frit reactions. I think many of my organic attempts look like a big pile of mush so I don’t do a lot of them. I’ve also been playing around with disc beads and shapes and some dreadlock beads.
In the next year – let’s see. I have a new cricket torch that I haven’t set up yet – need to do some remodeling in my work space (maybe even turn it into an official studio not just a corner of the basement) like getting a gas line to that end of the room and better ventilation. So hopefully that gets done soon and I’ll be trying some new stuff – maybe working a bit bigger and maybe playing with some of the silver glass.
In 5 years – hopefully still making (better) beads, maybe design another tool or two, still enjoying glass and the wonderful friends I’ve made thru this journey.
One selling tip – online –have good pictures! On Artfire – hmm I’ve been selling more button mandrels than beads on AF, but I do get lots of views. My daughter posted some pictures (and a link) of my dread beads on a dread forum and I’ve gotten a lot of views and some sales thru that. I think posting in some of the daily threads helps and also offering advice on the help forum if you know the answer.
You can see more of Barb's work at her Artfire Shop Rivers Edge Glass
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
This necklace was her winning design and an interpretation of a Kandinsky painting called Improvisation #23. You can read about the painting here.
Laurie, we're all so proud of you!!!
To see more of DorsetHillBeads lampwork beads and other Fire Divas creations check out our weekly promotional thread!