Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This beautiful large hole bead will get you from the Christmas holiday season on into Spring, Summer and Fall!

Grasshopper Green Large Hole Bead, Handmade Glass Bead, Lampwork Bead

My artisan glass charms fit name brand jewelry including Pandora, Trollbeads, Biagi, Chamilia, Capri, Caspia, add a bead jewelry, snake bracelets, omega necklaces and other trendy European charm bracelets.

Each bead has been slipped onto my personal Pandora bracelet for fitting. My lampwork glass charm beads have about a 4.6 to 5mm hole so they will fit most chains, nylon, silk, ribbon, rubber and leather cords. Add them to a black leather necklace for a quick and easy way to expand your jewelry collection for instant new accessories and styles.

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.

Price is for bead only. Bracelets, sterling silver charms and other glass charms beads not included. Other photos are for visual examples only.

Some of these beautiful beads can be found in my Large Hole Beads section in myCovergirlbeads Artfire Store.

Measurements: 14-15mm x 7-8mm
Hole size approximately 5mm

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

 Petroleum green, lime green, apricot, ivory and black make up this unique organic handmade lampwork glass focal bead.


This beautiful handmade bead began as an ivory bead with an intricate crazing pattern created by the ivory glass. I added some layers of petroleum green and lime green trailing around it with a final layer of apricot for a splash of color. The petroleum has a wonderful webbing pattern next to it due to a reaction between the glass.


This organic bead has a lot of character and would look great made into a pendant strung on a leather necklace. It would also look fabulous as a fan pull dangling beneath your favorite ceiling fan. This is a bead with a lot of potential to become anything you want.

This petroleum, lime, apricot and ivory lampwork glass bead is 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.

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

Measures 27mm x 24mm x 6.5mm
Hole Size 1/16th


Monday, December 12, 2011

Amethyst Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Bead With Ripples

 This is a beautiful handmade lampwork bead made using a transparent medium amethyst glass.  I added a ripple effect around this oblong focal bead.

This beautiful focal bead has been sold be others can be found in my Focal Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.


Rose Quartz Pink Lampwork Glass Lentil Focal Bead

This is a large handmade lampwork glass focal bead.  I have it in my Artfire shop.  It is made the the deliciously beautiful and delicate "true" pink called rose quartz.  I made it with thousands of tiny trapped air bubbles and squeezed it into a lentil shaped bead.

Pearl Gray Peacock Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Bead

This beautiful handmade lampwork focal bead is unique.  It has a base of light pearl gray with slate blue peacock colors and gold hues scattered around this handmade lampwork glass bead.  It also has some raised dots and a beautiful oil slick metallic shine.


This focal bead has been sold but you can see more beautiful handmade focal beads inmy Focal Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.


Ancient Cave Dwelling Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Bead

I call this my Ancient Artifact Cave Dwelling Picture.  This is the only one like it.  By the time I finished playing with the corals and pinky beige color and swirling the colors around, an interesting pattern evolved.  It reminds me of an ancient horse drawing in a cave (to me anyways).  The neck and head of the horse have a dark charcoal color with tiny silver specks.  I have kept it for a while just to enjoy it myself for a short period of time before offering it to a new home.  

This focal has been sold but others can be found in my Focal Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.


Monday, September 12, 2011

 Transparent Pale Blue Gray Handmade Lampwork Focal Bead

This beautiful handmade lampwork bead is an elegant oblong bead made using transparent pale blue gray and has been wrapped with fine silver.  

Transparent pale blue gray oblong handmade lampwork glass focal bead wrapped in fine silver

Just imagine this gorgeous glass bead made into a pendant on an elegant sterling silver necklace or a beautiful center focal bead for a bracelet. 

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


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lampwork Beads Handmade Grass Green Glass Beads With Raku Frit Opaque 

Bright and springy grass green with raku frit handmade lampwork glass beads.  Wow! Vibrant grass green opaque glass beads that have been rolled in raku frit and pressed into lentil shaped beads.  The range of colors of the raku frit is gorgeous!  

Measurements: 17-18mm
Mandrel size: 3/32mm
Hole size approximately 2.8-3mm

These beautiful beads can be found in my Designer Lampwork Beads Section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Artfire rolled out their fresh new look for their studios - I love it!    

This rustic organic style handmade lampwork focal bead has been sold.  

It was made using encased copper mesh and Double Helix Terranova glass.

More beautiful beads like this one can be found in

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kryptonite Lampwork Glass and Sterling Silver Earrings

This is a beautiful handmade lampwork glass bead pendant I put in my Artfire Shop.  I used the incredible kryptonite color with fine silver dribbled around it.  I added lots of sterling silver and came up with this gorgeous pendant!  You can view the pendant page for the picture listed.