I Today i have some more Charm/Big Hole beads to show.
Both have a white base, one is decorated with leaves and little roses sitting on top, the other one is decorated with frit in green and pink for in irregular pattern, which also gives the Impression of an Abstract rose garden.
Both fit for all well know charm bracelet collection System. The hole is 5mm (1/5 Inch) and finished with Sterling silver terminators.
They are available in my etsy store.
This time I made hollow beads in a transparent pale emerald green and decorated them with a dot pattern in white and two shades of green. They got a mat finish and I combined them with silver colored jewelry findings on a organic leather thread.
I'm very happy with the result. It's such an elegant piece of jewelry.
That's my interpretation of the "Palo Borracho", a beautiful tree you find everywhere in Buenos Aires. I love it because of its incredible pink blossoms it shows during spring time.
The picture of the tree is made in October, now the trees don't have flowers anymore. So it took me some time to realize my idea and of course the flowers on my bead are far to big, but that's what makes this tree so special for me. ☺️❤️
Focal bead in lentil shape, 35 mm (1 1/3 inch) in diameter. Probably I will make it into a pendant.
Finally I got my orders from Europe. I'm so happy! ☺️ A friend of mine brought it in his luggage from Overseas, because I can't buy things like that in Argentina. It's a little bit like Christmas for me.
Now I will unpack everything and store it and then I'm off to torch!
I made a new hollow bead necklace. This time with mottled purple glass for the hollow beads and just pure purple for spacer discs which I placed in between. All beads have a mat finish.
It was a bit tricky making hollows of the mottled purple glass, because of its consistency. It's quite a while stiff in the flame and then in just one moment it gots very soft, close to juicy. While blowing the beads I had to find the moment when the glass is just a little bit soft, so that I could blow controlling the shape of the beads otherwise they became always eggs :)
I made this one already a couple of days ago, but didn't find the time to make photos and prepare it for publishing.
I'm really in love with this shape. I form the bicone shape completely free, just with my paddle. It's about 5 cm (2 inch) long from hole to hole, so it's not a small bead, but will give a stunning piece used for a necklace.
The base is orange red covered with dark turquoise frit. The end are also made of this turquoise color. I decorated the Lampwork focal with 16 self made murrini in blue and coral.
I'm really pleased with that lentil I just found in the kiln. I wasn't sure if the color combination would work and couldn't nearly wait to see it this morning. But I think the colors work pretty well.
Now I'm thinking if I should give the bead a mat finish? What do you think?