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Mondays Definitely Need Orange!

Vintage German Orange Disks

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MAWGA Lampwork Dichroic Heart

 The few people who knew me “bs” (that would be “before store”) knew me as a borosilicate glass bead artist. Few remember (or ever knew) that I started my beadmaking career working in soft glass, or that I had chosen to work with dichroic glass. My first work was done in a kiln, fused glass work but I quickly became enamored with flamework. Right now my small cannon of a torch sits idle but I do go pet it once in awhile, ha.

The picture above and the ones below were created in the mid to late 90’s. In trying to move files off my old, sickly computer, onto the new one I discovered these old pictures and thought I would share. I’m not sure if any of my other pictures still exist. Looking at them makes me want to possibly dust off my dichroic glass. It is a fun, yet challenging, beast. 

I started in the early 90’s doing fused glass but quickly became enamored with the thought of melting it in a torch. At the time  there was a small handful of people doing lampwork beads, and no organized groups. There was only scarce information about it so my work was mostly trial and error. Right now my cannon of a torch sits idle, but I do go and pet it once in awhile!

MAWGA Dichroic Lampwork BeadMAWGA Dichroic Lampwork Urn

MAWGA Lampwork Dichroic Vessel

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Are You Ready to Celebrate?

Fourth of July Beads

Fourth of July Beads

 Add a little more fun to your July 4th festivities with a piece of jewelry fit for the occasion. Above is just one of the bead selections available in red, white, and blue.

Fourth of July Close-up

Fourth of July Close-up

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New Czech Glass Beads

Czech Pillow Beads
Czech Pillow Beads

 Delectable! Each of them is like a miniature abstract painting. I can imagine these paired with jet picasso rounds for a wonderful earthy look or with jet crystals for a little extra flash for your cash!

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Picasso has done it again!

Picasso Flattened Teardrop Beads
Picasso Flattened Teardrop Beads

Newly acquired for the store, flattened teardrop glass beads with a beautiful matte Picasso finish. We’ve also gotten some tiny ’round’ teardrops with the same finish. Earthy and spectacular!

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Texture

 

Vintage Brass Beads
Vintage Brass Beads

While I’m figuring out the best way for the camera to attack the vintage Swarovski® crystal acorns I just got in, I thought I’d take a picture of another kind of texture. Though they look heavy, these wonderful hollow brass beads are surprisingly light. I can’t wait to pair them with some crystal rondelles!

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