This bracelet features artisan made polymer clay beads. These are the focal floral bead and the scultpted roses; representing three different artists. There are about 50 charms dangling and clustered throughout this bracelet giving it great movement and continuous change.
This bracelet is the result of wonderful things coming together at the same time. The artisan crafted lampwork glass beads are from at least 5 different artsists. Even the silver is handmade by skilled artisans, from Thailand and Bali. I love the colors and playfulness of the shapes.
After having made a few beaded spiders, it was suggested that I make them wearable. After coming up with a way, I made about a dozen. This is one of the last ones. The body is artisan made lampwork glass. The legs are glass bugle beads and Swarovski crystals. In her front legs she has her dinner - a crystal butterfly. Dangling from her body and back legs is her "silk" attached to another Swarovski crystal.
This pair of earrings features wonderful floral beads expertly crafted by Heather Davis of Blissful Garden Beads. She has honed and perfected her craft over many years. I've been fan for about as long as I've been making jewelry with lampwork glass beads. They are so beautiful, I don't want to do much else with them but I feel that I need to.
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus
I love working with colors and progression. This necklace starts with the lampwork artistry of Sarah Friskey. From there I've transitioned from the green to yellow, orange and red. All of the beads are softly etched for a matte appearance and velvety feel.
Another one of my favorite bead artist is Amy from Flamekeeper Glass. She was offereing up these beads as orphans; not part of a set. When I got them, I didn't want to use them individually. I loved them together. They were made by the same hand the feel like it. I had to keep this bracelet for myself. I wear it more often than any other piece in my collection.