Monday, October 31, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day for October 31, Halloween!

Happy Halloween, glass lovers!  Today we are celebrating via this adorable little pumpkin bead pair from Susanne of Babs Beads & Design:
Tiny Pumpkins Lampwork Earring Pair - Babs Beads & Design

They are tiny yet detailed, with great divisions for such small beads!  They could be a festive pair of earrings, turned into charms on a bracelet, or used in a seasonal necklace, and at only $12, the clock is ticking. :)   Susanne did a wonderful job on these, so please stroll down to her shop on ArtFire to see the other views of this pair (you'll be surprised, I just know it!) and her other colorful glass goodies, including amazing floral beads, rings, and more.

What other treats do the Fire Divas have for you today?  Well that's easy to find out, just fly by our weekly thread on ArtFire and Etsy.  Thank for visiting again, and have a great Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

ArtFire Collection of the Week: It's So Basic!

Each week, as the Fire Divas bring you a fresh ArtFire Collection and Etsy Treasury, we would like to share them with you.  This week's ArtFire collection is all about the basics, being black and white classic simplicity!  It was skillfully put together by Holly of Holly's Folly Glass:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Spooky Glass Bead of the Day 10/28

Boo! Did I scare you??? I sure hope so... it's HOWL o weeen weekend and everyone needs a good fright!  If I didn't do a good job, maybe this ghost glass bead will! What a terrifically spooky focal bead from Susan Lambert.

The Divas all want to wish you a happy and safe Halloween weekend, Dia de los muertos, All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Have a wonderful time no matter what you celebrate.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bead of the Day 10-27-11

Today's Bead of the Day is this really beautiful Earth bead in irridescent blue and silvered ivory focal bead by Sonja of Sonja of SilverRiverGlassworks.

More of her work and other Fire Divas' work can be seen in the Fire Divas weekly promotional thread on Artfire and Etsy. Silver Rivers Glassworks is participating in our promo. If you buy these bead in the next 24 hours, she will give you 10% off your purchase. She does ask that you contact her first via convo.

Check out Sonja's ArtFire Shop and Etsy Shop and Blog

Fire Divas Support Breast Cancer Charities

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

Some of the Fire Divas are offering up Lampwork Glass Specials with some or all of the proceeds donated to a Breast Cancer Research Charity. These specials run through Monday October 31st.

Amy of AmySimsDesigns is donating 50% of all pink beads sold in October from her Etsy shop to the Susan G Komen Foundation.

Karen of Fire n Sand Glass is donating 100% (plus free US shipping) of this glass lampwork pink heart to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Holly of HollysFollyGlass is donating 50% of all Breast Cancer Survivor Goddess Beads or Boobie beads from her Artfire shop to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

You can read more about these Breast Cancer Foundations here.
Susan G Komen Foundation
Breast Cancer Research Foundation

This month flew by so fast we almost missed getting this out! In closing we would like to remind you to do your monthly self breast exams. Most of us know someone who has dealt with this awful disease. Finding it early is the best thing you can do for you and your loved ones. Please remember to...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day: Tuesday, October 25th

Happy Tuesday! This evening we are enjoying this very shapely amber vessel from Karen of Fire-n-Sand:

Amber Blown Glass Vessel - Karen of Fire-n-Sand
This is a very "fluid" embodiment of the fall weather we're having here, and it just seems to glow with warm autumn sentiment... Does it make you think of cinnamon-spiced cookies, or hot pumpkin pie scenting up the kitchen? Look at how smoothly the tiny handle is connected to the body, no acute angles, just smooth flowing glass... Of course expression is a wonderful facet of glass art, and this one speaks volumes to me without being overstated. Visit Karen's shop to see if one is calling your name, or just to enjoy the seasonal warmth pouring out of her tiny vessels and beads at Fire-n-Sand on Etsy. *
*This vessel qualifies for the Bead of the Day discount! Send Karen a line before checkout to get Free Shipping!*

The Fire Divas team? Oh, we're going strong! Just pop in to one of our ArtFire or Etsy threads to say "hi" or see what's new for autumn; remember this is the busy season for us fire-loving-ladies, so you should see more and more new and exciting beads and pendants as we ramp up our holiday activity... See you back here soon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day: Monday, October 24th

Happy Monday! Today's bead is another awesome compilation from Lara Lutrick:
It's such a lovely mix of colors! Check out the latest and greatest from Lara in her Etsy shop.  Remember: Lara participates in the Bead of the Day promotion, which means that this can be had with Free Shipping for the next 24 hours...

What else is going on in Fire Diva land?  Well that's easy, see our ArtFire and Etsy weekly chat threads! Have a great Monday! :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day 10/21

There's still time to get a little spooky! For me, a hauntingly themed glass bead is about all the dress up I need! How about this guy:

Don't you just love the face murrini on his back??? Perfect for the scariest of holidays! You'll find this skull back spider glass bead in Shepherd Creations Artfire shop.

Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check in here to see what's going on over the weekend...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lampwork Beads of the Day 10-20-11

Check out this fun Halloween themed big hole bead set by Amy Sims. Check out these fun beads and all of Amy's wonderful glass beads in her ArtFire or Etsy shop. Amy is participating in the Fire Divas' Bead of the Day promotion. If you buy these beads in the next 24 hours, she will offer FREE Shipping if you buy this bead. (She does request a message first for a coupon code).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day: October 19

Is October.

Need color.

Found this set - am happy!

Vivid Magenta Blaze, Lampwork Boro Bead Set

Soo pretty! By Lluvia Brito from Uvanomos. Her whole shop is just sparkling with vivid colors! You should really go visit it. Now!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day: Monday, October 17

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Today's Bead of the Day is actually a set from Kathleen of Ugly Duckling Beads:
Trellis Swirls - Lavender Mint by Kathleen of Ugly Duckling Beads
It's such a cute set, and scrollwork is very 'in' these days fashion-wise... The bi-color beads really add something special to this set, so be sure to check out these and the latest and greatest from Kathleen in her Etsy shop.  Remember: Kathleen participates in the Bead of the Day promotion, which means that these can be had with Free Shipping for the next 24 hours...

What else is going on in Fire Diva Land?  Well that's easy, see our ArtFire and Etsy weekly chat threads! Have a great Monday! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day 10-14-11

Sometimes simple and understated is the best way to go. The little black dress, the feminine business suit, classic trousers are all foundations of a great wardrobe. Who says your passion for glass beads can't add to that basic, down-to-earth look? That's the beauty of glass bead jewelry... so many looks and styles!

Today's bead of the day can be used to create something class and simple or be the supporting pieces in something more fantastical! This ivory glass bead set by River's Edge is basic and simply stunning all at the same time!

The Divas all wish you a happy and safe fall weekend! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day: Monday, October 10th

Halloween is coming!  Also, fall is already upon us.  I'm sure there are parts of the world that are already experiencing the autumnal falling of leaves, turning of colors all around, so we can certainly appreciate this gorgeous jewelry set by Karen Klomparens of Fire-N-Sand/Giapet:
Handmade Japanese Kumihimo Fiber and Lampwork Necklace and Earring Set- Fire N Sand
Her beads are delightfully coordinated for this set, and she's even gone the extra mile and made her large lampwork focal and accents beads into a Kumihimo fiber necklace!  Check out the other photos in this listing for the full effect... It's a very fun set for you fashionistas! :)  See what other lovelies are coming from fire and sand alike by stopping into Karen's Etsy shop here.  Remember: Karen also participates in the Bead of the Day discount, which means this set has Free Shipping for the next 24 hours! 

Don't forget to check out the weekly ArtFire thread and Etsy thread for the freshest goodies to be posted on each venue.  Have a great Monday!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fantasy Shopping Saturday

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in Michigan.  The leaves on our  trees are beginning to turn a multitude of glorious colors,.... burnt umber, rich greens, golden yellows, and fiery reds!
These Fire Divas have taken my favorite colors and produced " Autumn" in glass! Check them out...

Kitty Lampwork

Spawn of Flame
Susan Lambert

Friday, October 7, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day 10/7/11

I must admit - I love things that sparkle and I also love unusual this tear drop set by the always sparkly Kitty Lampwork really caught my eye!

Hope you all have a glorious fall weekend and that you check back in right here for our weekend glass bead updates!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Handmade Glass Bead of the Day 10-6-11

This cute ladybug in a meadow bead is from Susanne of Babs Beads and Design. Susanne has a lot of beautiful garden themed beads in her Etsy and Artfire stores. Check them out.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day: October 5

October. Lovely fall colors everywhere. In nature, in fashion and in this bead:

Maelstrom, Organic Handmade Lampwork Glass Large Focal Bead

It's like the earth and the moon and Jupiter - all in one bead. Well done, Sonja! You can find the bead and lots of other in her wonderful ArtFire shop Silver River Glass Works.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day: Tuesday, October 4th

Happy Tuesday!  Today we are enjoying this new blue etched set from Rosemarie of Spawn of Flame:
Handmade Lampwork Glass Frosted Bead Set - Webbed Silvered Ivory - Spawn of Flame

They are larger than the beads Rosemarie usually makes, so if you like her cool spacers already, these should REALLY float your boat! :)  The techniques Rosemarie uses yield this exotic silvered ivory pattern over the other color combinations beneath.  As a boro gal, I am of course very envious of this bead method because we don't have this color effect in boro!  See what else Rose has that's "spawned from the flame" lately by perusing her Etsy shop or her ArtFire shop.  PLUS if you act now, she will give you 15% off the set while they are chosen as "Bead of the Day!"

What is the Fire Divas group up to, you ask?  Well come visit our ArtFire and Etsy threads! Thanks for reading another installment of the Fire Divas blog, and I'll see you back here for more Beads of the Day later. :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Glass Bead of the Day: Monday, October 3

Happy Monday, and wouldn't you know it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month?  As the Fire Divas are all ladies, it's especially important to champion this cause, so look out for some artfully crafted awareness and celebration beads and pendants this month!  First up for the month we have this very cool design from Holly of Holly's Folly Glass:
Breast Cancer Survivor - African American Awareness Goddess Bead - Holly's Folly Glass

These neat beads hit close to home for many, and are a great way to show your support for breast cancer awareness!  The bead for sale in this listing is the one on the right, and Holly is doing these custom in other colors, so don't fret if this isn't a perfect match for you yet. :)  Holly also offers wire wrapping, so it can be a very cool pendant before it even arrives at your door :).  See what else Holly's cooking up lately by visiting her ArtFire and Etsy shops, and remember, Holly participates in the Bead of the Day Promotion, meaning that this bead is 10% off today only if you send her a message before buying it!

See what the group is up to by visiting the weekly ArtFire thread and the Etsy thread.  Have a great week!