Monday, January 28, 2019

Rosata Amber Rose Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Bead Wrapped In Fine Silver




Rosata Amber Rose Oblong Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Bead Silver SRA
 
This is a beautiful transparent rosata handmade lampwork glass focal bead with a lot of .999 fine silver wrapped around this oblong bead. Rosata is a beautiful amber rose color that has a color shift. I have taken several photos to try to show this. These photos are all the same bead. This handmade focal bead would would make a stunning glass pendant for a necklace or great as a focal center point for a bracelet. These would look fabulous with some of my clear beads with fine silver wrapped around them to complete a necklace, earring and bracelet set. Just ask and I'll make some round beads for you. They would also be perfect for weddings and bridesmaids attire also.


Measures approximately 26-27mm x 11-13mm
Mandrel 3/32
Hole size about 3mm


These beautiful shiny transparent clear oblong handmade lampwork glass focal beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. My handmade beads are made one at a time in my studio along the Texas Gulf Coast


















Friday, January 18, 2019

Valentines Day Gift Ideas




I've put together selection of Valentine's Day gift ideas for you as Valentines draws near.  Each of these items are handmade artisan creations from friends on Etsy, Artfire, Indiemade and stand alone websites.


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 Red heart and pearl bracelet by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry 



Peacock Dangle #Earrings for Women with Artwork by Julie Cleveland – "Blue Morning Expressions" - #Handmade #Holiday #Jewelry - or #Gift - #bmecountdown
Regal Peacock Earrings by Julie of BlueMorningExpressions 



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 Burnished Rose Gold Hand Knit Cables and Lace Scarf by Cathy of CraftingMemories1




 #gemstone Amber Horizontal #Necklace Set #ButterflysPin
 Amber Horizontal Necklace Set by Linda of LinoreStore (lindab142)
 

Bridal bracelet
Soft Pink Pearls and  Crystal Bridal Bracelet by Nancy of Nancy'sKnotsAndLace


 Pretty & Unique! Long Dangle Earrings with Upcycled Tin Floral Charms, Artisan Purple Lampwork Beads, and Swarovski Violet Crystals! by #PrettyGonzo #Handmade Beaded #Jewelry -  #giftideas #giftforher #OOAK

Artisan Purple Dangle Earrings by Mary of PrettyGonzo



ENCHANTED AQUA Earrings
Aqua Green Handmade Lampwork Earrings by Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns


Hot Orange Tango Handmade Dichroic Fused Glass Dangle Earrings | Umeboshi - Jewelry 



















Hot Orange Tango Handmade Dichroic Glass Dangle Earrings by Jo of UmeboshiJewelryDesigns

 
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 Love Is In The Air Valentine Hanging Hand Towel by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation


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Violin Pendant Necklace by Connie of TheSingingBeader


Elegant Ivory Lampwork Swarovski Crystal Copper Chandelier Earrings

Ivory Lampwork and Crystal Chandelier Earrings by Kathy of KatsAllThat


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Colorful Crocheted Long Fringed Scarf by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber
 

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Pink Quartz Dentritic Opal Gemstone Bracelet by Suxanne of RivendellRockJewelry
 

 Copper Wire Wrapped Pendant, Orange, glass with Black Bead

Orange Glass Copper Wirewrapped Pendant by Jacki of ChristiCottage
 

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Swarovski Crystal Black Diamond Heart Necklace by Pam of MagdaleneJewels
 

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Bougainvillea Original Watercolor Painting by Roxanne of WatercolorsNMore

Emerald Green Handmade Lampwork Glass Lentil Beads with Raku Frit


Emerald Green Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads with Raku Frit by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads

Hope you enjoyed my Valentines gift ideas.  Please take time to share and promote these items to support this handmade community.


Friday, January 4, 2019

Medium Lapis Cobalt Blue Handmade Lampwork Beads


Handmade Lampwork Beads Shiny Opaque Medium Cobalt Lapis Blue 242g

Shiny opaque medium cobalt blue handmade lampwork glass beads with a glossy bead finish.
These beautiful rich deep lapis blue beads hand made using opaque lapis cobalt glass. These are a really rich deep blue and so gorgeous. They look wonderful as earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other accessories. These gorgeous jewelry beads have a shiny glass bead finish.


All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you.
Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas



Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm







Thursday, January 3, 2019

Santa Fe High School Band Boosters Fundraiser For New Instruments and Uniforms


Any help with this fundraiser is greatly appreciated by the Santa Fe High School Band in Santa Fe, Texas. They are a great group of kids in need of new instruments and new uniforms!


donation.teamfunded.com

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Etched Dark Gray Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads



Etched Beads Opaque Dark Gray Handmade Lampwork Glass Bead Matte Bead

Deep and rich handmade glass beads made using opaque dark gray glass. These earthy organic beads have been etched for a stone like matte bead finish.

All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you. 

Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas


Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm



Sunday, December 30, 2018

Light Amethyst Purple Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads



Purple Glass Beads Transparent Light Amethyst Handmade Lampwork 040g

These gorgeous purple lampwork beads were handmade using transparent light amethyst glass. It is the second of the amethyst group of glass nestled between pale and medium. These delicate handmade lampwork beads have a shiny glass bead finish.

All lampwork glass beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. My handmade beads are made one at a time in my studio along the Texas gulf coast. I'm also a handmade jewelry artisan and handcraft my jewelry designs one at a time.

 
Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm




Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Pea Green Handmade Lampwork Glass Heart Bead


What a bright cheerful color! Pea lime green handmade lampwork focal bead shaped like a heart with a glossy bead finish


Lime Green Pea Handmade Lampwork Glass Heart Bead

This bright handmade heart bead was made using an opaque pea green or lime green glass. It has been formed into a nice size focal bead with a shiny finish.

All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you. 

Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas


Qty: 1 bead
Measures approximately: 19-20mm x 20mm x 12mm (Large)
Mandrel Size: 1/16
Hole Size: about 2mm



Sunday, December 23, 2018

Orange Handmade Lampwork Beads, Handmade Glass Beads



Shiny opaque orange handmade lampwork glass beads with a glossy bead finish.


Shiny Orange Handmade Lampwork Beads Glossy Opaque Glass 422g

Beautiful bright and sassy orange beads hand made using opaque orange glass. These handmade beads have a bright shiny halloween or pumpkin orange. These handmade glass beads have a shiny glass bead finish.

All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you. Care and love is given to each piece.
Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas



Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm







Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Frosted Clear Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads



Look at these gorgeous etched transparent clear handmade lampwork glass beads with a frosted sea glass bead finish.

Etched Beads Handmade Lampwork Beads Frosted Beads Sea Glass Bead SRA

These lampwork beads were made using transparent clear glass.  They have been etched for a frosted handmade sea glass bead or handmade beach glass bead finish.  These beautiful beads would be great for wedding jewelry, proms, or other fashionable earrings, bracelets and charms.

All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you. Care and love is given to each piece.

Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas


Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm





Covergirlbeads Artfire Listing: https://bit.ly/2PLzZSU


Friday, December 14, 2018

Beautiful Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas - Week 12




Here is your last chance to get in on some beautifully handcrafted gift ideas for Christmas.  This year's Countdown to Christmas is hosted by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions on their The Blu Print Blog.  Here are some gift ideas. 

  image 0  Mother Goddess Earrings, Fertility Earrings by Mary of PrettyGonzo


  image 0Crocheted Newborn Maryjanes by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




 Not All Who Wander Are Lost necklace

Not All Who Wander Are Lost Necklace by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs

 


   Undivided Back Postcard, Hotel Portland, Portland Oregon, Vintage Card by Colleen of PostcardsInTheAttic

 

image 0Hand Knit Fingerless Gloves for Women by Cathy of CraftingMemories1


Rudraksha, Blue Turquoise, Camel Jasper, Mala Prayer Tassel Bracelet
Rudraksha, Blue Turquoise, Camel Jasper, Mala Prayer Tassel Bracelet

  image 0Sideways Cross Bracelet by Connie of TheSingingBeader

 

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https://bluemorningexpressions.myshopify.com/collections/thimbles/products/collectible-thimbles-handmade-thimbles-thimble-collection-peacock-feather-thimble-peacock-thimble
Collectible Christmas Penguin Thimble by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions


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Christmas Tree Bracelet by Linda of LindaB142



image 0Handmade Stained Glass Appalachian Quilt Square by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs



image 0Gingham Check Handmade Farmhouse Vintage-inspired Retro Adult Apron




image 0IrishCrochet Heart with 3D Roses by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber




Red And Pink Large Hole Lampwork Bracelet Charm Bead With Aurae Dots 
Red And Pink Large Hole Lampwork Bracelet Charm Bead with Aurae Dots Bead by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Hope you are able to find some beautiful handmade gifts for your family, friends or yourself!

Thank you Julie and Harry for another great year of Countdown to Christmas 2018.

Your comments and promotions are greatly appreciated by everyone.



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Etched Dark Teal Green Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads Wrapped in Fine Silver



Etched transparent dark teal green handmade lampwork glass beads wrapped in fine silver with a frosted handmade sea glass bead finish.
Lampwork Beads Etched Dark Teal Handmade Bead Etched Glass Silver SRA

These beautiful green handmade lampwork beads were made using transparent dark teal green glass. Some call this color teal green with other refer to it as teal blue. They are a beautiful shade of deep rich darker blue green. I wrapped them in .999 fine silver for added sparkle and shine. These cool beads have been etched for a frosted matte sea glass finish.

These beautiful beads can be found in my Green Glass Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.

All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you.

Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas



Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm












Sunday, December 9, 2018

Emerald Green Glass Handmade Lampwork Bead Lentil Set with Raku


Emerald Green Handmade Lampwork Glass Lentil Beads with Raku Frit

These handmade lampwork glass lentil beads turned out awesome. They are made using a transparent pale emerald green and some raku frit which created beautiful shades of creams, brown, purples and blues. These handmade beads would make an awesome bracelet or use individually to make pendants. Silver beads not included.


Measures approximately 17-18mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm


These beautiful earrings can be found in my Designer Lampwork Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store

All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you.

Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas