All the sparkle of summertime fun - crisp edges - lots of sparkle and soft beautiful colors. 1/16" mandrel holes - most beads in the 1/2"D range - small beads at end of strands are 3/8"D for size reference.
This set was interesting - because I'm pretty certain I know where the glass came from. (?) Hmmm. It's a combination of Lauscha and Czech... and in an area of Europe where the two countries converge, pulling raw materials from the same source... I have light green, denim, and a blended combination of the two glasses. It's a beautiful set - and somehow - knowing its history makes it near and dear to my heart. The feel of the glass as it's worked is almost identical... and there compatibility has never been a issue with these colors.
Another week of flirting with springtime here - until that is, the big storms of last night!! I managed this set on Monday and was just so pleased with the upbeat feel of the cheerfully wonderful colors. I view this style set as a portfolio representation of many different bead styles from over the years - while all being different - sharing the beauty of transparent glass. Lovely.
12" as strung.
PS - Fling is the name... please... glass still doesn't bounce! ; )
I love these colors - and I also love the PNW.... I remember the first time I went to Oregon... it was on the coast - and I felt as if the stars were sitting on my shoulders they were so huge and bright. Every visit since - I've longed to someday have an extended stay there... mmmm.
Again, a myriad of shapes - and a play between lovely denim blue, colorless and a deep topaz... fun shapes - and 10"L as strung.
Delicate fine silver headpins with pinky lavender daggers, light amber ribbed collar beads and a lovely matching pair of denim blue hollows. Since these are sterling silver - I've lined the headpins inside the hollows with non tarnishing silvery beads to aid in keeping them pristine. These measure 2 5/8" from top to tip.
Lilly Bead Set - $70
Sweet little name Lilly. I met a little Lilly last weekend who was so shy she just made us all smile. This set is simply sweet and soft spoken - so graceful in its lines and shape... it deserved a sweet little name. 10 1/4" of tapered bicones and a 1 1/6"L focal with a sweet detail at top. All holes are 1/16"
Apricot peach and lavender.
Flirty little trio of rectangular pillars of glass. Measuring appx. 1/4" sq x 15/16", 1", 1 1/16", L. The mandrel holes are 1/16" diameter. *(Multi strand cable necklace for display purposes only)