Forest Lights bracelet by Kemberly Mills

Nothing pleases me more than to see my beads in action. Kemberly's Forest Lights bracelet is a great example of designing with complementary colors and lampwork beads. Translucent beads catch the light, creating an intimate appeal. Sheri's silvered speckled bead with the white base makes the perfect focal point in this rhythmic design. Learn more about Kemberly Mills at Lampion Design Studio.

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Snow falling beads, soft purple base

Snow falling beads are now available with a soft translucent purple base color. I took this photo outside on a sunny day. Little hints of light flicker off the shiny round glass. I just love the simple elegance of this style. These beads will be available for sale in the speckled bead section this weekend. I'm also finishing up a version of these with a pale blue base, they will be available this weekend as well.

Oh Suzie Q Jewelry Designs

"This pretty, feminine necklace features 10 beautiful matte finish peacock colored leaves by Francesca DeCaire. They hang from the necklace with loops of very tiny sterling silver beads. The necklace is a modified flat, right angle weave consisting of faceted, sterling silver clad, solid metal nugget beads accented with small, aqua lined lime crystal beads that mimic the leaves almost perfectly.

Grass green and light green

Grass green and light green doughnut beads are now available for sale. I'll do my best to add new colors every few weeks. I've been asked if it is tedious to make this type of bead. Yes, drilling the holes clean of bead release can be tiresome; but I enjoy the repetitive motions of melting and winding the glass. They are worth making for the meditative benefits. Most importantly, doughnut beads are also a staple item for many lampwork jewelry designers. Come back often and watch my color pallet grow.

Grass green and light green doughnut beads are now available for sale. I'll do my best to add new colors every few weeks. I've been asked if it is tedious to make this type of bead. Yes, drilling the holes clean of bead release can be tiresome; but I enjoy the repetitive motions of melting and winding the glass. They are worth making for the meditative benefits. Most importantly, doughnut beads are also a staple item for many lampwork jewelry designers. Come back often and watch my color pallet grow.

Beautiful mess

Beautiful mess. This is what's left behind after I pinch the tips off many glass rods. Before using a new rod I remove the tip. The tips of glass rods are often dirty from being cut into usable lengths.

Beautiful mess. This is what's left behind after I pinch the tips off many glass rods. Before using a new rod I remove the tip. The tips of glass rods are often dirty from being cut into usable lengths.