Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Recent beads

Again sorry for the lighting lol >_< I will get better at this I promise lol. These are my most recent beads I've made. Those multi colored ones are the ones I've made with that blue color from this post lol. I really like them! :) untill next time happy beading!


Make sure to enter Laura's giveaway! Talk about a great prize enter to win a whole string of her handmade lampwork beads!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Sorry and an Update

I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything in the last couple days :( I really wanted my next post to be pictures of the beads I've made so far, but I just haven't gotten to take there pictures yet. I know I know how shameful is that?! Right?! Well anyways I guess this post will just be an update of my lampwork experiences so far. Well first of all I'm having a really tuff time with bead release lol. I've been trying to just flame dry it, but that leads to major cracking. Cracking isn't the worst part though, because when it cracks it also FLIES! eeeekkk can you imagine lol. A piece even when down my shirt! OUCH! I guess I'm just going to have to stop being so impatient, and just let it air dry :( If I could get the bead release to stay on the mandrel making a bead would be a whole lot easier lol :). Ok well I've bored you enough for now lol. Hopefully my next post will be actual pictures of beads :) Until next time Happy Beading! :)

Jessica :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Temporary Setup

 I really don't know what happened to this lol. It was sky blue, but as you can see it turned all red, and weird colored. I'll see if I can get a good picture of the bead I made with this it turned out really cool I just don't understand the color change lol.

It's a temporary setup because I break it down when I'm done, and take everything inside (because this is just in a screened in area out by our pool). Hopefully one day I'll have a more permanent setup, but for now this will do. I was thinking of eventually getting a shed to have all my things in, but that will be awhile down the road. (have you seen the prices of those things lol)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My First Bead!

Ok the moment everyone has been waiting for! My first bead is ready to make an appearance! Dun Dun Da Dun

Sorry about the pictures the lighting stinks! I tried to fix the in my photo editor, but I'm sure you all know how that goes lol. I think it turned out pretty well for my first bead. I hope you all like it. I'd love to hear your feedback. ^_^

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Burgundy Necklace

As you can tell I couldn't figure out a very good title for this one lol. I'm not sure quite how to explain it either lol. So let's go straight to the pictures ^_^

It has alot of the same colors as yesterday's post, but this one is alot more simple. I really need to start making longer necklaces lol. I hope you liked it. ^_^ 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lampwork update

I almost forgot to tell you my lampwork kit was ordered today! Thank you so much Nell! I really appreciate all your help. None of this would be possible without your guidance. I'm so excited! Once I get my kit, and  everything I think I'll be setting up a new blog about my lampwork journey! (I'm not sure yet) Would any of you be interested in following it? I'm not sure how far lampworking will take me, but I'm prepared for the ride ^_^ I'm sure it will take me awhile after I get my kit to know if lampworking is the next step in my career or not, but I really hope it is. I really enjoyed my lesson, but I'm sure it will be very different once I start making beads all by myself. If I do like it and everything goes well I'll have to start saving for a kiln, and try to find a permanent place to make my studio. (I love the sound of that MY studio! eeeee! It makes me so happy!) So no matter what happens I can assure you it will be quite along journey, and I hope you will be there with me. Just think "if" I do start making beads I'll be have contests (and giveaways) for you to win some of my beads! Are you excited now?! I know I am ^_^

Wacky Color Combo

I don't know why I like these colors together, but I really do! I really like this necklace. Inside the red isn't quite this bright, but these pictures were tooken outside so the red is kinda in your face lol. I hope you like it. I wasn't sure what picture to post so I'm going with all three lol.

Click the pictures to make them bigger. I hope you liked it. ^_^

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Little Black Necklace

This necklace is very simple, all black so it goes with just about everything, and still gorgeous. It just about the perfect length too. (I tend to like my necklaces a little short) I hope you like it ^_^

I forgot to mention it has silver seed beads through out the piece to break up the color a little bit. Hope you liked it. Oh and right now I'm working on crocheting a scarf lol, and "if" it get's finished I'll post pictures of it. I really want to perfect my crochet. Right now I'm "ok" at it, but I have a lot of room for improvement ^_^

Saturday, May 15, 2010


I never really liked this necklace UNTIL I put on my grandma lol. It looks really yucky just laying on a table or something, but once you put it on it looks great especially in the sun. The color really pops on her skin tone. She jokes that since all my jewelry looks good on her I should give it all to her ^_^ lol. I actually do give her quite a bit of the jewelry I make lol. I hope you like it ^_^

(Click on the pictures to make them bigger) Hope you like it. Make sure to comment and tell me what you think! Enjoy ^_^

Friday, May 14, 2010

My first lampwork class

Today I went to my first lampwork class! It was so much fun! I got to pull stringer and make a bead. I'll post a picture of the bead next week once it comes out of the kiln and is cleaned and everything. It really wasn't like I expected I didn't realize how rigid glass is even in the molten state. But once I got the hang of it, it was really fun. It's soooooo cool to think I make the jewelry, and I made the beads! I hope to get started making beads as soon as possible. (I'm so impatient lol) Thank you so much Nell I really had a ball ^_^ Your a great teacher.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Finally Pictures to show

So I finally got some decent pictures of some of my new pieces. I've decided that the only way for my to get good pictures is to use a live modle lol (thanks grandma!)

I think the picture turned out pretty well! ^_^ I'd love to hear your feedback!

Monday, May 10, 2010


How excited am I, VERY! I'm going for my very first lampwork class on Friday! Eeeeeeee! I can't stop smiling ^_^ I'll definitely update you on my beads and all things lampwork. I really hope that one day I'll be making my own beads in my own studio! How cool would that be?! Thank you so much Nell! I'm trying to update my blog more regularly, sorry I haven't had very many posts lately :(

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Booth

Yesterday i had a booth at a craft thing (lol u like my description?) I thought I'd show pics. of my setup and my aunts set up.

My Table

My Aunts Table (sorry for the horrible lighting)

I thought I'd through this one in too (I think this picture is so cool!)
We didn't do so great, but that's okay it was tons of fun ^_^

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thank you

Last week I won a giveaway on Rose's facebook fan page, and I got them in the mail today ^_^ She also through in some extra goodies (Thank you for the buttons Rose ^_^).

Her packaging is so adorable

I LOVE these earrings! ^_^

A cute note and her business card

How cute are her business cards !?
Thanks Again. I love everything! ^_^

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ok be honest

As you can probably tell I've redone my blog. I really want your opinions. Should I keep it like this, redo it, change it back to the way it was, do you like it? Any comments or sugestions are welcome! Thanks ^_^

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I'm really not a very big fan of this necklace, but I don't have anything else to post lol. And hey maybe somebody will like it ^_^

I don't know what it is about this necklace that throughs me off maybe it's the color combo? Who knows. I hope you liked it. Please enjoys the rest of my blog ^_^

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Etsy Wish List

I didn't do a blog post yesterday :( So I think I owe you guys a blog post lol. I haven't had time to photograph any new pieces. So I thought I'd do my esty wish list instead. At times I really wish I had a pay-pal account lol. (I need to see how old you have to be to have a debit card lol I'm only 15) Hope you enjoy. ^_^

This one is already sold lol But I still Love it

These are so cute. The buttons look like Oreo's lol

I love the color and design of this one.

I love how neat her wraps are lol, and the color is beautiful.

I have to say I'm a sucker for floral lampwork beads ^_^

I really love the color combination in these. Very pretty.
That's not all lol, but I thought I should stop there, at least for now. I'll probably do more posts like this in the future. Hope you enjoyed window shopping with me lol. New posts comming very soon ^_^

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Buttons in a Necklace ^_^

I think I went a little over board on this one lol. I probably should have stuck with two strands instead of three, but I really like over the top things ^_^.  My Grandma was my model for these pictures ^_^.

I hope you like it. Thank again for the idea Rose! ^_^
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