Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Glass Bead of the Day 1/31

Can you believe it??? January is DONE! Valentine's, Mardi Gras and St. Pat's and Spring break will all be here in the blink of an eye!

I love heart glass beads because they are so easy to make into a beautiful pendant for Valentine's or what's wrong with wearing a little love all year long????

This heart by Susan Lambert is so sweet and pretty. It would make any girl feel loved!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Glass Bead of the Day: Monday, January 30th

Happy Monday!  Today's glass beads for us to admire are these Green, White and Tan beads by Rosemarie of Spawn of Flame:

Art Glass Handmade Green, White and Tan Beads by Spawn of Flame

All the lovely variety within these beads reminds me of a gorgeous painting, though the name escapes me at the moment.  Rose has done a great job with this colorful set, and it even gives the appearance of turquoise in the rough.  See what other goodies her flame is spawning by visiting her ArtFire shop and her Etsy shop.  Remember, Rose also offers 15% off this set while it's Bead of the Day!

See what else the Fire Divas are up to by visiting the weekly ArtFire thread here.  Have a great Monday!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Lampwork Bead of the Day Friday 1-27-12

Pink Flower with Red and Purple Accents

Fabulous Friday to everyone! Today's bead of the day is a gorgeous boro glass flower pendant from Patrice of Shepherd Creations. Love the spiral bail and boro color of the flower. This is in Patrice's Artfire shop and ships free if purchased in the next 24 hours.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Beads of the Day Thursday 1-26-12

A little late today, I was busy making beads after work.

Today's Beada of the Day are these great petal beads from SilverRiverGlassWorks. These are a really great trendy color combo or orange and turquoise. They have a lot of depth and just beautiful.

Check out SilverRiverGlassWorks's ArtFire store by clicking on this link.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bead of the Day 1/24

Where has the time gone??? Can you believe January is almost gone and Valentine's is just around the corner??? If you don't have time to make a beaded gift, many of the Diva's have ready to wear options for your most special someone!

Today's Bead of the Day is this sweet wrapped red heart from Susanne at BabsBeadsandDesign on ArtFire.Simple, sweet, affordable and perfect! What more do you need for a Valentine? Do you know that you do not need an ArtFire account to buy items there?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Re-Draw of the Fire Divas Challenge Prize!

Hey glass fans, sorry about the confusion!  We've re-drawn discarding the two Diva comments as entries, and the new winner of the 25% off Silver River Glass Works ArtFire Shop is.....

#4: Michelle Plumb!  Congratulations Michelle!  

25% Off Silver River Glass Works ArtFire Shop
Thanks everyone for voting, we sure appreciate your support and participation. :)
Also, thank you Fire Divas for giving us something beautiful to vote on, great job ladies!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fire Divas January Challenge Winner

It was close this month, and we had a bunch of beautiful entries! Our winner is Entry 7, Holly Dare of Holly’s Folly Glass. Congratulations Holly!

And our lucky winning comment is
our very own Patrice of Shepherd Creations! She’s won a 25% off Coupon for Sonja’s Artfire shop.
Here’s another look at this month’s entries:
Entry 1 by Patrice of Shepherd Creations
Entry 2 by Amy Sims of Amy Sims Designs
Entry 3 by Sarah Klopping of Aloha Bead
Entry 4 by Barb Reed of Rivers Edge Glass
Entry 5 by  Lara Lutrick of Lutrick
Entry 6 by  Sonja McClung of Silver River Glasswork
Great work Divas!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bead of the Day Thursday 1-19-12

This cute blue ziggy-zaggy heart is from Patrice at Shepherd Creations on ArtFire. Patrice describes it as "reminiscent of a winter sunset." Check out the lovely blues in this piece.

Don't forget to vote for your favorite romance themed bead in our challenge, just over to your right on the screen. Click HERE for more information.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fire Divas January Romance Challenge

Our challenge theme this month is Romance-so get in the MOOD and take a look at these romantic entries!
One lucky commenter will receive a 25% off Coupon for Sonja’s Artfire shop. So after you vote don’t forget to leave a comment at the bottom of this post! Poll closes at Midnight (EST) on Saturday, January 21st.

Entry 1
Entry 2

Entry 3
Entry 4

Entry 5
Entry 6

Entry 7
Good luck Divas!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bead of the Day Thursday 1-12-12

On this cold and grey day where I live, I was looking for a spring or summery bead. This bead from Karen of Fire-n-Sand fit the bill perfectly. Click HERE for this Summer Floral bead.

Visit Karen's Etsy or ArtFire shop to see this bead and many others.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lampwork Bead of the Day: January 11


Love the lovely colours that cheers up any dark January day. It's exactly what I need now when the hollidays are over and I'm back to the ordinary life.

Handmade lampwork beads, made to order

These are like some exotic sunsets. Kitty makes them to order and you can find them in her Etsy shop, Kitty Lampwork.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Beaded Glass Jewelry of the day - 1/10

I just had to pick another piece of fabulous glass bead jewelry for today's post. Isn't this bracelet STUNNING??

You'll find this beadutiful bracelet in Amy Sim's Designs Etsy shop!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Glass Bead of the Day: Monday, January 9th

Today's bead is actually this awesome blue set by Barb Reed of River's Edge:
These blue beauties are full of detail and variety.  It's a great deal for this much work in a bead set, so be sure to snap them up while they're Bead(s) of the Day and qualify for Free Shipping today!  See what other awesome beads Barb is cooking up in her ArtFire and Etsy shops; she has fish, dreadlock beads, buttons, and much more, so click over there!

The Fire Divas group is always working on something new (though I think many of us are still recovering from the holidays!) so be sure to stop by and say Hi in the ArtFire and Etsy threads.  Have a great Monday!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Glass Bead of the Day: January 6

Today's bead is this awesome cupcake bead by Holly of Holly's Folly Glass:

Everyone loves cupcake beads!  At least I know a ton of people around here do, and Holly makes some of the finest, tastiest-looking cupcake beads around. :)  See her Etsy shop for more goodies, or to scoop up this Huge XXL Red Velvet Glass Cupcake bead in time to "treat" yourself for Valentine's!
Don't Forget: Holly also offers a discount on the Bead of the Day, so click on over for 10% off today only ~

What are the other Fire Divas up to?  We are making new goodies and enjoying the winter!  See the ArtFire and Etsy threads for the freshest glass hot from the kiln, and don't forget to come back tomorrow for the newest ArtFire collection of our lampworked art. :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lampwork Bead of the Day: January 5

I'm a day late, but I hope you don't mind too much. All these hollidays keeps mixing my head up on what day it is.

Lots of the divas seems to be busy right now. But some have found time to do our favourite thing - torching. One is Lara, and does she know her silver glass!! Look at this gorgeous bead:

Organic Handmade Lampwork Focal

Ooh, the colours! I you hurry, you might still find it in her Etsy shop, Lutrick.

Merry epiphany to you all!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Beaded Glass Jewelry of the Day 1/4

Once in a while, I have to choose something a little different and hopefully inspirational for you to ogle! I love what Kathleen of Ugly Duckling has done with her beads and some luscious Czech glass leaves in this stunning glass bead bracelet!!

Just think, YOU don't have to figure out what to make to turn these gorgeous beads into something wearable! I love glass beads ready to wear!

You can find this beauty in Kathleen's etsy shop, Ugly Duckling Beads.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Glass Bead of the Day: Monday, January 2nd

Wow, can you believe this is the first Bead of the Day for 2012?  Don't worry, it's the first of many, MANY beads of the days coming your way in 2012! :)  Today's bead is this gorgeous raku heart by Susan Lambert:
Lampwork Heart Raku by Susan Lambert

The swirling colors and luscious variety on this heart bead make it a fantastic focal, especially with February just around the corner.  The hole actually runs through the lobes horizontally, so check out the listing for other views so you can see the horizontal elegance of this heart bead.  See what else Susan has melting up in her Etsy shop here.

Don't forget, the Fire Divas are busy at work every day (or at least every week!) making new goodies, pushing the artistic boundaries of lampwork and glass art.  Visit the ArtFire and Etsy chat threads to say "hi" and see what's fresh this week.  Thanks for reading!