Sunday, August 26, 2012

Skull Beads-- Lampwork with Day of the Dead Appeal

One look at my etsy shop and you will know that i like to make bone-shaped glass beads.  The bones are good for either dog lover's jewelry, or Halloween jewelry.  Oh and i suppose paleontologist might choose wear bones.   And Day of the Dead aficionados.  And now i am finally rolling out my skull beads.

It seems like every year or so, i would try to sculpt a few skull shaped beads, and my results were terrible, and then, eventually, not quite so terrible.  But this year i seem to have finally figured it out and i am having a good old time making little skulls and decorating them with flowers, ferns and tendrils.

Please visit my etsy shop: The Bead You Need, for purchases or queries.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's a Boy! ... or Girl! baby sock monkey beads

If you know anyone who is having, or has just a had a baby, you must have one of my super cute little "It's a Boy!" or "It's a Girl!" sock monkey baby beads.  I am making these pink and blue sweeties for my etsy shop now.  They would make unique gifts for a baby shower, or for new mom and grandma.

I realize that not all of my customers are jewelry makers, and for those folks i offer to make you a bead pendant on a chain, at a unit price of $15 each, for base metal findings and chains. Sterling silver prices available upon request.  For more information, please contact me through my etsy shop:

[Keep out of reach of children.]