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 Beads and New Discounts

If you aren’t signed up for my newsletter you wouldn’t know that some things have changed on my bead site. So, right now, if you’re not signed up for my weekly newsletter, sign up so you get first notification when new beads are listed and sales are posted!

Here’s what’s new:

1. New beads posted, of course.

2. New beads in the Ten Buck sale.

3. New discounts. Full 50% wholesale pricing at $500. Put $500 into your cart at and you only pay $250.00. Too high? Try the Designer Level discount and put $300 into your cart and receive 30% discount. There are no restrictions. The discounts apply to the Ten Buck stuff as well as the other items that are on sale throughout the site.

Happy shopping!

Ten Buck Sale…

Regarding yesterday’s post and all those beads that I showed…did you know that I’ve been having Ten Buck sales?  Two so far in the last month.  All those beads you saw in yesterday’s post?  I’ve been listing them on my site slowly but surely for $9.99 each.

Why didn’t you know about this?  Because you probably aren’t on my mailing list. (subscribe over there on the left).  I email immediately when I’m done posting them.  Yes, the link to the Ten Buck sale is there on my site under “catalog by style” but they have been flying out the door as soon as my email goes out so there isn’t much left for the casual browser.

I have been so busy that my newsletter hasn’t been weekly and it hasn’t been much of a newsletter so rest assured, you won’t be spammed and you can unsubscribe any time you like.  I hope to see you there!