Saturday, July 09, 2011


These sweet little pairs of flower beads are one of my glassy standards.

They're perfect for making summer earrings.

When I make these beads, step one is to fabricate all the individual petals. Then you carefully apply them to the base bead and gently melt them in. It's fussy and time-consuming but I love playing with layering colors and transparency. Like in this pair of transparent blue and opaque yellow flowers, where the blue glass lays over the yellow the result is a beautiful green. Oh, that darn color wheel.

If you're in the Rochester area these flowers, and loads more of my new beads, are at "Let's Bead" in East Rochester.


rosebud101 said...

They are beautiful! Good luck at your show!

GrumpyOldLady said...

Those beads are beautiful! I love the fuscias