JillSymons.com Lampwork Deep Turquoise 5/8" Rounds - $65

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Deep Turquoise 5/8" Rounds - $65

These rounds are a gorgeous blue that's veiled over a clear core.  Much like a whiteheart - but the intent here is to lighten up a very dense color.  I had a request for larger earring beads, and so I ventured to 5/8" and made myself a pair - I am surprised to report that they wore just fine!  


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JillSymons.com Lampwork Caribbean Hollows- $75

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Caribbean Hollows- $75

I've always loved to make hollows... and it seems every time I list a set it reminds me of when we were living in Germany and there they were called luft balloons... likening them to little air balloons.  The hot glass actually inflates as the air trapped inside is heated... neat to watch.

I have a video showing me making one on YouTube.... click the white arrow in the picture ---->


 While I love these colors, my normal camera won't allow me to photograph accurately.  I borrowed a friend's camera - and OMG - here they are!! In fact, some of the prettiest transparents I struggled photographing came out beautifully!!

Caribbean blue & aqua  GORGEOUS! 1"L with 1/16" mandrel holes.  

JillSymons.com Lampwork Caribbean Ovals (9 ea) - $50

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Caribbean Ovals (9 ea) - $50


as the temperatures have been hovering right at 100 degrees here - I've discovered my love for these hot colors.  Nicely decadent pink rounds... these are 5/8" diameter and make a statement!

I have a pair of earrings using these - and they're gorgeous.

JillSymons.com Lampwork Pank 5/8" Rounds - $60

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Pank 5/8" Rounds - $60


JillSymons.com Lampwork Pank Rounds 1/2"D - $65

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Pank Rounds 1/2"D - $65

Same gorgeous pink, but in 1/2" dia rounds.  Eight rounds with 1/16" mandrel holes - gorgeous.


JillSymons.com Lampwork Esparanza Earrings - $45

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Esparanza Earrings - $45

Seems the color of the season, both in the magazine AND my garden!  these 5/8" rounds are made with atype of shampoo glass that has a very subtle sheen in the glass.  Lovely.


JillSymons.com Lampwork Wisteria Ovals (6x ea) - $50

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Wisteria Ovals (6x ea) - $50

(one strand left...) Something always whispers to me, that when the color is über feminine - the shape should be as well! I made eighteen of these and have them offered in sets of 6ea.  They're 1" long - and pretty uniform.  1/16" mandrel holes...  Watery wonderful wistera...  These were cleaned with grit and a mandrel... the holes are beautifully smooth and they don't taper to the middle (hourglass).  


JillSymons.com Lampwork Olive Mix-it-Ups - $78

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Olive Mix-it-Ups - $78

Glorious encased silvered glass beads in varying versions - silver wire, silver mesh, mica, dots, flecks... they're stunning.  Olive base with clear encasing.

These nine pretties measure 1/2"D and have 1/16" mandrel holes.


JillSymons.com Lampwork Life Colors - $125

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Life Colors - $125

Mid summer - and looking for color.... here they are - Life Colors with heart!  This strand measures 8 1/2"L as shown... and is just super fun.  


JillSymons.com Lampwork Denim Lovelies

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Denim Lovelies

Denim Focal and Spacers $75

Denim Lovelies Earrings (right) $45

Denim Lovelies Earrings (right) $45

Sleek and beautiful.  Shapes and most certainly the color.  This is the Czech Denim Blue... so lovely.  I've veiled the denim over clear to brighten the color... but overall... very droolworthy.  

Spacers are uniform 7 x 10mm & have 1/16" mandrel holes.  I've strung them with wonderful faceted pyrite for a glittery wonderfulness.  The focal is lentilized and an elongated oval with a 3/32" mandrel hole.  Measures 43mm x 33mm


JillSymons.com Lampwork Summer Glitterballs(3) - $45ea

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Summer Glitterballs(3) - $45ea

Two sets here of three 5/8" (22mm) glitterballs, the glitter is fine and subtle and under a layer of clear encasing glass.  Pink, Melon, Purple.
 


JillSymons.com Lampwork Wisteria Mix-it-Ups - $90

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Wisteria Mix-it-Ups - $90

 

Wonderful watery wisteria glass with many forms of inclusions create a very pretty set.  Carved, faceted, wired, glitter, sheen, and one plain one... make for a wonderful myriad of fun.
1/2" dia with 1/16" mandrel holes.


The opaque colors were feeling a bit ignored... so I decided to restock the Chintz sets - these feature usually three colors - purple, olive and blue - plus Ivory. (*I guess I don't much consider that a color... huh?) A variety of beads and shapes makes for a fun set.  This one has a truncated focal - wrapped at the middle with fine silver wire that has been fused to the surface.

JillSymons.com Lampwork Blue Chintz Set #1 - $110

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Blue Chintz Set #1 - $110


JillSymons.com Lampwork Blue Chintz Set #2 - $90

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Blue Chintz Set #2 - $90

The opaque colors were feeling a bit ignored... so I decided to restock the Chintz sets - these feature usually three colors - purple, olive and blue - plus Ivory. (*I guess I don't much consider that a color... huh?) A variety of beads and shapes makes for a fun set.  This set is a little more heavy on the silver accents, several beads wrapped with fine silver wire that has been fused to the surface.


JillSymons.com Lampwork Blue Chintz Set #3 - $95

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Blue Chintz Set #3 - $95

Another fun Chintz set - which feature three colors - purple, olive and blue - plus Ivory. A variety of beads and shapes makes for a fun set.  Disks, carved beads, nailheads, encased frit, and wire wrapped beads make up this set.  Disks in groups of threes make for interesting pairings - plus make a piece that is more comfortable to wear because of the flexibility of the bead groupings.


JillSymons.com Lampwork Ancients Earrings - $50

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Ancients Earrings - $50

A beautiful taupe glass pairs so nicely with the fused silver wire - creating a beautifully unified presentation.  1/2" dia lampwork beads suspended from handmade sterling silver ear wires.


JillSymons.com Lampwork Swingy Skirt Earrings - $45

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Swingy Skirt Earrings - $45


JillSymons.com Lampwork Exciting - $140

JillSymons.com Lampwork
Exciting - $140

OK, I confess - this was just sheer fun.  The beads are large and give more opportunity to easily create a fantastic piece relatively quickly.  I would've continued in this manner... but wanted to see how it was received here.  The dotted button at the end in front could (and was intended) be used as a button clasp/closure.  This set measures 11 1/2" overall as shown, all beads have 1/16" mandrel holes.