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Etched Opaque Opal Yellow Handmade Lampwork Beads

Finished photo editing and listing my etched opal yellow handmade lampwork beads the other day.  These etched beads are a faint pale yellow and etched for a stone like matte bead appearance.First I have the etched opal yellow glass beads.  They are beautiful and look like finding little round rocks on the ground only more beautiful.Next are my etched yellow beads that have been wrapped in .999 fine silverWhile the above photo almost looks white, it isn't.  It is not a white and not an ivory.  It is a faint pale, pale yellow bead.  The first photo shows more of the color.  I think the silver with golden hues played tricks on the c... » Read More

Shiny Opal Yellow Handmade Lampwork Beads

Been busy working on a new color called Opal Yellow.  These handmade lampwork beads are a very pale, pale bead with just a hint of yellow.  These two photos show how the beads look shiny or glossy.These fabulous beads would make some gorgeous vintage or antique looking jewelry designs.  They would be beautiful into some artisan wedding or bridesmaids necklaces.  These are the solid colored opal yellow beads and this is the link to the opal yellow beads wrapped in .999 fine silver.    ... » Read More

My 500th Listing on Artfire!

I am so excited! I wanted to share a milestone with you.  I just listed my 500th product here on Artfire.  I did it while listing my brown beads just in time for the Fall designs and projects.  These rich earthy opaque reddish brown handmade lampwork beads have been etched for a stone like matte bead finish.Wanelo   Pinterest   GooglePlus   ... » Read More

What Took Three Days of Photos and Editing?

These delicious looking browns. I struggled all weekend taking photos and retaking photos just to get the perfect pictures of these handmade lampwork beads. After getting a good photo the next challenge was editing them. There are several different brown and I was going to wait till I had them all, but was so thrilled with the pictures turned out, I just had to post my glossy lampwork beads.The first one today is opaque light brown 444. It is a delicious chocolate brown color that makes me think of creamy Hershey's candy bars. Here is the the solid light brown and the light brown with fine silver. The other one I had ... » Read More

The Wonderful Colors of Amethyst Glass Lampwork Beads

In my last blog, I wrote about opening my new online store and taking you on a journey with me as I make and stock my store. I shared a picture showing all of the Moretti Effetri glass colors of amethyst. There are four shades of transparent amethyst glass - pale amethyst, light amethyst, medium amethyst and dark amethyst. This group is am showing you today is wrapped in .999 fine silver. I want to show you how these beautiful beads look glossy and etched.The first shade is pale amethyst purple 046. This is the palest amethyst color. They are a very pale, pale shade of purple. They are so delicate and dainty looking. I thin... » Read More

I've finally decided to do it again....

Build my new Covergirlbeads Online Store! I had a Zencart store.  After having it crash a a few years go, I had decided to only maintain my Artfire store and Esty store for a while.  I have mostly worked on my Artfire store and sadly my Etsy store is a bare minimum right now.  I ran across Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions on Artfire and noticed she also has a Zencart store. Her stand alone online store is Blue Morning Expressions if you want to check them out. She makes some beautiful polymer clay canes and jewelry. After seeing all the polymer clay canes, it makes me want to venture out into yet another pro... » Read More

Color Shifting Lavender

I've been playing around with a color shifting glass lately.  I had a request for a lavender bead for a customer.  I made some dark lavender and pale lavender beads.  I was in the process of taking photos indoors under my daylight bulbs.  I must say that I was a little frustrated because I couldn't get the color to show the shift.  I got threw photographing them and turned the lights off.  Wow! There it was! The shift!  The natural light coming in through the sliding door hit the beads and there it was the beautiful pinkish violet blue.  Indoor lighting was keeping the colors a more lavender pale blue which is beautiful in ... » Read More

Ancient Artifact Cave Dwelling Pictures Lampwork Glass Focal Bead

SOLD! Just listed a unique handmade lampwork glass focal bead.  I named it Ancient Artifact because after forming the bead I noticed a unique pattern had evolved.  It reminded me of cave dwelling pictures of ancient times.  It reminds me of a horse.  The head and neck area has tiny silver flecks of silver! You can view it here... » Read More