Gorgeous red pillars with fine silver nailheads at midsection... stunning and simple in presentation. Near weightless, sterling silver findings.
Sweet summer color - with fine silver reflective "mirrors". 1/2"D rounds *(weighing 3g each)... handmade sterling silver findings.
Still a favorite color - with fine silver reflective "mirrors". 1/2"D rounds *(weighing 3g each)... handmade sterling silver findings.
New favorite rich color.... and wonderfully executed Bulletz suspended from handmade ear wires of sterling silver. Nailhead detail trims the upper edge of these, just for that little something extra. : )
Favorite new shape, paired with a wonderfully neutral ivory. Leans more to the taupe range than the warm/yellow tones associated with the normal ivory glass. I've run a few loops of fine silver at the tops to dress these single-holed bulletz earrings. Dangle them from sterling silver handmade findings and you have a new favorite pair to wear with everything!
Sweet Audra - what richness. Nice complimentary combination of Pistachio and Steel Blue with an ancient royal feel of silver encrusted jewels. Years ago - I remember buying from a seller on eBay by the name of Balthazar... the name conjured up visions of desert markets with heaps of ancient beaded-richness, I think I've always strived to create that look/feel with this style bead. I'm pleased with the progression of shaping and size of the pendants... this one measures 1 1/4" x 2" and the 1/2"D bead strand measures 8 1/4" long as strung. The silver nailheads have the same radius as the beads and are virtually undetectable by touch... so - nothing much sticks up over the surface, very comfortable to wear.
Spanish Leather Beads and Pendant... just gorgeous. single hole pendant with bail already epoxied into place - Six 1/2" D rounds with fine silver nailheads and eight 3/8" plain rounds. All beads with 1/16" mandrel holes. Gorgeous color & set! Bali silver accent beads included.
I'm finding that because I work in the main color *steel Blue* quite often - I have many beads that coordinate. I am liking the mixed feeling of this set of beads and focal pendant a LOT. Again, looking for that ancient feeling of richness in color and the encrusted nature of the silver. Pendant measures 1 1/2" x 2", 10" long strand as shown
Expansion set of steel blue 1/2"D rounds with silver nailheads. 1/16" mandrel holes.
Smaller version of set shown below... but with same drama & colors. Beautifully tactile focal has set in bail, and accompanying rounds measure 3/8"D all with 1/16" mandrel holes.
Silver nailheads on Spanish Leather rounds have been polished to sparkle... and add a certain sense of "ancient treasure find" to the set.
Spanish Leather and black beaded set with silver nailheads for richness and an added ancient feeling. Black rounds & disks added for punctuation to call out the drama of the studded beads. smaller rounds are 3/8"D and there is a pair of small studded barrels at front/center. Sweetly shaped pendant adds drama with shaping.
top capped sleek steel blue earrings with nailheads in fine silver to dress them up! Sterling silver findings.
Again, hand shaped(like the matching earrings above) - this steel blue glass pendant has a lenticular shape and has only one hole... up top - into which I've epoxied a sterling silver bail. The top part of the pendant has been wrapped in the flame with fine silver wire - which create the nailheads. More petite than most of my pendants - but still carries its own!! lovely.
Spanish leather glass earrings with gorgeous silver nailheads. Bonus reactionary glass has darkened some around the nailheads... giving more definition and attention to the silver at the tops. nice. Sterling silver handmade ear wires. These are " from earlobe to base.
Coordinating pendant - just gorgeous.
Beautifully tapering cones of black glass wrapped with a constellation of fine silver stars... The earrings are wired onto fine silver headpins and are suspended from sterling silver ear wires - all handmade. These measure 50mm or 2" from your ear lobe.
This color is always a pleaser for the jeans wearing crowd... Steel blue glass with silver trails blazing! The reflection lines show you that they're smooth. The earrings are wired onto fine silver headpins and are suspended from sterling silver ear wires - all handmade. These measure 55mm or 2 1/8" from your ear lobe.
Boldly gorgeous. These beautifully matched twin towers of coral have been carefully wrapped with fine silver wire - and have silver nailheads running the entire length. The beads measure 1 1/4"and the earrings measure right at 2" from top to tip. All handmade sterling silver findings.
Delilah Nailheads - $160
Funny, I've been making beads since 1998 and I have dabbled in many styles of beads - but I am happiest with this look and the tiny scrollwork. That's who I am. : )
These 1/2" beads have been wrapped many many times with fine silver wire... which has evolved into shiny puddles of fine silver... if you close your eyes - you can't even tell there are silver nailheads on these beads... they're smooth and lovely. All beads with 1/16" mandrel holes. SOOOO nice
Definitely a fun color - these have been reversed for a fun take on these slender cones... capped with a Hilltribe silver bead and they are wired onto fine silver headpins and are suspended from sterling silver ear wires - all handmade. These measure 55mm or 2 1/8" from your ear lobe.
Another take on the coral earrings pictured above, these though - wired in the opposite orientation. For those who prefer this!
The earrings are wired onto fine silver headpins and are suspended from sterling silver ear wires - all handmade. These measure 58mm or 2 1/4" from your ear lobe.
YUM. Glassdaddy's Lauscha Steel Blue beads paired up with a subtle yet Southwesterly feel host of compadres. Three pair of 1/2"dia rounds, and another three pair of 3/8" rounds. All with 1/16" mandrel holes. Set measures 6 1/2" in length as strung.
I recently acquired about 1/2lb of the coveted Lauscha Prussian Blue - this has been out of stock/availability for years... so it is surely a pleasure to revisit my passion for this color. It's the equivalent of the Denim blue - but in an opaque. Nevertheless... I've paired it with a rich ochre and added some flash of fine silver nailheads...note two matching pair 1/2" rounds...and that's all she said...
6 1/2" of pretties, all with 1/16" mandrel holes.
OH MY! thud.
Do these take your breath away? I love the punch of the trio of rich colors and the earthiness of the silver nailheads. This extensive set measures 11" in length and the beads range from 3/8", 1/2" rounds (standard), 15mm & one 20mm pressed Spree shape and a graceful Freefall bead just that side of a mm all beads have 1/16" mandrel holes. Oh yeah. Coral, Ochre and Pinky/Purple. yum...
Sant Fe Ochre - $50
Fresh little earring pair in Ochre with a band of silver nailheads at middle. My handmade sterling silver ear wires suspend these pretties just 1 1/2" from earlobe.
Santa Fe Coral - $50
Fiery little earring pair in a rich coral with overlapping bands of silver nailheads. My handmade sterling silver ear wires suspend these pretties just 1 1/2" from earlobe.
Yes... Cobblestone paired with longtime unavailable (and still so... sadly) Lauscha Prussian Blue and Teal opaque pressed glass beads. They have fine silver nailheads on the surface giving 'casual' a boost of glam. These beads measure 15mm (5/8") diameter x 1/4" thick with a slightly pillowed top/bottom, made on 1/16" mandrels. Strand measures 4 1/4" as shown.