More Chocolate and Blue Lampwork Beads

You remember the absolutely gorgeous blue and brown beads that I wrote about? And that some were cracked? Well, they haunted me and I decided to try with a different type of glass that was all compatible…no worries about cracking. The only worry I had is that the colors wouldn’t strike me as much as the first color.

Well, I was wrong. They are just as beautiful as the first set. And really, even moreso because, like with everything, the more you make, the better you get at it. So, check them out. And if you like them enough, go buy them on Etsy.

And yes, I know they look very Sarah Moran-ish and I’m not quite sure what to do about that right now. I didn’t set out to make Sarah Moran-like beads, although her beads are an inspiration. This shape, using the Zoozii cone drop tool with the additional top for bicones, is formed by stacking graduated sizes of dots and pressing along the way to keep the cone sides even. Alternate colors for those stacked dots, and this is what you get.

As with anything new that I start doing, once I get a design scheme that I like, I then use it for color studies.  What colors would go together and work in this shape/style?  Which ones don’t work?  It helps me to learn more about color and leads me in the direction of different bead shapes and designs.  So, stick around to see what comes next.

New Earthy and Bold Colors Both on Etsy.

I knew you’d like the last set I put on Etsy but I had no idea that it would be snapped up so fast. Now, that’s fun.

Here are the newest three sets I put up. If you like funky and different, these may be for you:

Desert Twilight

Bonzo

Circus Rain

That’s a pretty good dose of eye candy today, isn’t it? Did I mention that sets listed on Etsy are shipped for FREE within the US? Yep. Click on the bead titles to go to them.

Reverse Bicone Beads. I Can’t Stop!

Here’s the latest on Etsy:

You might remember my excitement over the reversed bicone shape…at least that’s what I’m calling them.  I’m not exactly what the shape is called…it’s the drop cone tool from Zoozii’s Tools using the additional top for the bicone.

Aren’t they awesome?  So awesome I even listed them on Etsy. When was the last time that you saw that from me?  And yes, I have more of the circus colors at the link above that I need to get around to listing.

So, what do you think?