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Monday 27 December 2010

Pick of the week - Envy

The glass in these cufflinks was fused, by myself in my small Yorkshire Studio.
Funky lime, green and grey retro style cufflinks by GaiseyMay

A stunning turquoise and lime green enamel on copper pendant with a star motif and a polished copper edge.
Turquoise Whizz-bang Enamel Pendant by paintboxcrafts

These unglazed beads have been finished in a lovely green stain giving a verdigris effect.
Green Porcelain Ceramic Tube Beads by csgbeads

The 'Marie Antoinette' necklace design was the first project of mine to appear in print in the US (Beadwork magazine, April 2007) and has since become one of my signature pieces.
Marie Verte Collar by nemeton

A pretty heart bead measuring 25mm from the top of the lobes to the bottom. Made on a base of a beautiful transparent teal white with a stylised swirled murrini heart on both sides
Tattered Love by pixiewillow

The title speaks for itself! Lovely stuffs, a showcase of the diverse and talented members of  FHFteam 2010
Enjoy, Jolene x

Friday 17 December 2010

Pick of the week - Berrylicious

Beautiful etched beads dangling from a sterling hammered ring, worn on a hand-dyed silk ribbon
Blackberry Crush Pendant by funkycow

lampwork beads in luscious tones of heather and berry, with a silvered ivory detail
Berrylicious beads by bearhousebeads

All my glass beads are handmade by myself in my home studio (torch porch!) at the foot of the beautiful Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, England.
Groovy beads berry by LushLampwork

made using cherry red and purple glass and is composed of 2 free spacers, various petal and triangle encased beads and three deeply encased florals.
Cherry lips by MyPrecious

This pair of mini strawberry beads look almost edible. They are the perfect size for using on earrings.
Fruit of the flame. Mini strawberry beads by blackheartbeads

FHFteam 2010
Enjoy, Jolene x

Sunday 12 December 2010

Pick of the week - Deep Purple

Jeepers Creepers is a set of 6 handmade coin shaped lampwork beads in shades of clear, purple and pink.
Jeepers Creepers by helbels

The beads in this necklace are made by myself, in my small North Yorkshire studio.
Handmade lampwork and sterling silver necklace by GaisieMay

These Swirly and Flowery Tiles were created by me using white, violet and slightly reducing purple glass
Swirly and Flowery Tiles - glass beads by myprecious

This is a sweet little set of five beads, perfect for a bracelet or pendant and earrings. They would look great teamed with amethyst!
Power to the Purple by beadupastorm

Rich purples combine with stone like ivory in this set of beads.
Heather by midgetgembeads

I love purple - looks like I'm not the only one!
FHFteam 2010
Enjoy, Jolene x

Sunday 5 December 2010

Pick of the week - Good as Gold

These beautiful hollow lampwork beads have been made by a British Artisan Lampwork Designer, I have addedmatching lampwork discs and spacers to compliment the style

Golden Globe, Hollow Lampwork Necklace by charmedbymarie

A lovely silver cored lampwork bead with a base of silvered lvory coloured glass with glittery goldstone, purples, greens and blues.
Heading into Autumn - Cored Big Hole Lampwork Bead by dilunah

This bracelet features 7 hand-shaped nuggets of lampwork glass, with sparkly semi-precious citrine tumble chips strung in between.
Citrine and Glass Bracelet by cathsbeadyshed

Handmade Lampwork Lentil Pendant and Earring Beads by Stephanie Gough of FinishingTouchJewels
Handmade Lampwork Lentil Pendant and Earring Beads by FinishingTouchJewels

Inspired by historic costumes, this intricate beadwoven pendant is suitable for men or women.
Saxon Stud Pendant by nemeton

This time of the year brings out the festive magpie in me. I hope you like this week’s gorgeous golden glamorous picks from the gorgeous glamorous funky fabulous FHFteam 2010
Enjoy, Jolene x

Sunday 28 November 2010

Pick of the week - Winter to Wear

A beautiful 25mm lampwork heart focal is the centre piece of this necklace
A VERY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS Lampwork and copper necklace by PixieWillow

Joke: A penguin walks into a bar. Goes up to the barman and says Have you seen my brother? The barman replies What does he look like?
Penguin big hole bead by HelenPetersBeads

Stunning shimmery sparkly focal bead made by me, decorated with an icy pattern, teamed with sparkly laser cut sterling silver beads and suspended from a sterling silver trace chain.
Ice Burst Pendant by chameleonsdesigns

Run, run as fast as you can....Actually this pair are quite happy to hang out whispering Christmas secrets in your ear!
Glass Gingerbread Men Stud Earrings on Sterling Silver by flyingcheesetoastie

A delicate pendant handwoven from seed beads and crystals, with a glass pearl at its heart.
Sparkle Pendant - Pink Champagne by nemeton

Winter Rose was created with my own lampwork bead, sterling silver findings, Swarovski crystal beads and freshwater white pearls.
Winter Rose - Sterling silver, glass and Swarovski crystal necklace by MyPrecious

Pop on the mulled wine, put out mince pies, it's official, Christmas is fast on it's way! Check out this beautifully crafted Chrismas jewellery created by some of the talented peeps in FHFteam 2010
Enjoy, Jolene x

Sunday 21 November 2010

Pick of the week - A Drop in the Ocean

A pretty focal in shades of pale pink and turquoise, with an urchin & a starfish

By the Water lampwork focal glass bead by crocosmiajewellery

7 donut beads of aqua, turquoise and ivory, wrapped with silvered ivory stringer and pure silver wire and 6 tiny spacers in transparent aqua
Sea and Sand by midgetgembeads

This bracelet moves beautifully when worn and sparkles like the sea!
Ocean Dreams Bracelet by cathsbeadyshed

Large Shell Bead coated in clio which creates this fabulous purple and blue shimmer
clio shell bead by justdesirejewellery

A hand-shaped flat tab focal of swirling blues and purple on a pale grey background. Etched to give a matte softness.
Breeze by beadupastorm

A big wave and warm welcome to our new members this November. Here is a gorgeous selection of picks that are just a drop in the ocean when it comes to the wonderful creations on offer from the fabulous FHFteam 2010
Enjoy, Jolene x

Monday 15 November 2010

Pick of the week - Texture like Sun

Set of 7 lampwork beads in a lozenge shape with stunning irridescent shades of black, silver, gold, blue and lots of other shimmery colours inbetween!
Mirage Lampwork Bead Set by helbels

I don't know why it's so hard to get pure copper findings - almost all are plated - so after a lot of requests, I've made some copper versions of my most popular sterling designs.
Handmade solid copper toggle clasp starburst texture by mizgeorge

A set of five handmade glass beads in a beautiful scarlet red decorated with gold foil and murrini in black, white and red. This opulent set has an oriental look and would make a stunning piece of jewellery.
Geisha. A set of handmade lampwork beads by Josephine Wadman

Honey Shimmer is a clear honey and opaque sandstone lampwork mini bead set with glittering oil slick dot and line decoration
Honey Shimmer mini bead set by kitzbitz

Five square pillow of encased silver glass wrapped in pure gold leaf. Wow these juicy!! Beatiful pink and purple mother of pearl effect shining though the layers of gold leaf.
Eye Popping Pillows by Kate Sullivan

Inspired by a lyric - Golden brown texture like sun, this weeks team picks all have a special shimmer and glowing quality which makes me long for summer already. Click here to see more from FHFteam 2010
Enjoy, Jolene x

Friday 12 November 2010

Pick of the week - Sing a Rainbow

Bold fused glass stars and a heart in the centre!
Red Hots Italian murrini glass brooch by flyingcheesetoastie

Stunning, hand-shaped, one of a kind blown bead with a dark blue spiral and soft, exotic colouring.
Handmade lampwork blown bead, borosilicate glass - Marrakech by flyingbead

A set of 7 lampwork glass beads in bright yellow and white.
Lampwork Bead Set Yellow Wave by ARJewellery

This cute little bird bead is one of my range of itsy bitsy bird beads. It is approx 15mm high and 22mm from beak to tail.

Little bird bead by blackheartbeads

A bright and breezy lavender blue and black enamel on copper pendant with a daisy motif.

Lavender Blue Daisy Enamel Pendant by paintboxcrafts

A set of 5 beads, made using reactive glass which has given shades of mainly purples and blues. Encased with a thick layer of crystal clear glass.

A graduated set of 5 encased beads by HelenPetersBeads

Set of 8 handcrafted purple lampwork lentils with frit, raised dot and murrini decoration on both sides, in shades of light blue, black and lilac. These beads have been etched for a soft, muted finish.
Tempest Lampwork Bead Set by helbels

My daughter saw her first rainbow in the sky just the other day and was amazed. No wonder this inspired me to create a rainbow pick of the week for the fabulous FHFteam 2010
Enjoy, Jolene x

Sunday 24 October 2010

Pick of the week - Dress up your Denim

This is a gorgeous lampwork pendant made by me from transparent aquamarine with ends of silvered ivory.

Handmade Lampwork Pendant - TROPICANA - by FinishingTouchJewels

A very large (approx 23mm x 22mm) silver cored encased one of a kind silver glass bead with beautiful embossed leaf sterling bead caps.

Large Silver Cored Focal Bead - Sky Blue Pink with Golden Dots by cheekycherubdesigns

This hedgehog has a dark and mysterious coat of blacks and misty blues, with tan paws and nose as if lit by the moon on a starry night.
Lampwork Moonlit hedgehog pendant in borosilicate glass by flyingbead

This big hole lampwork bead has 6 beautiful windows encasing the lovely effects of silvered glass and will fit on pandora and troll bracelets. It is copper cored over my handmade patterned copper bead caps.
Milky Way - Copper Cored Big Hole Lampwork Bead by dilunah

I adore these handmade lampwork beads, so many different colours run throughout them to make this a bespoke piece of jewellery. They have been made by a talented SRA artisan lampwork beadmaker from the UK.

Passion, lampwork and sterling silver necklace by charmedbymarie

Dress up your denim - beautiful things to wear created by talented members of FHFteam 2010 Enjoy, Jolene x

Monday 18 October 2010

Pick of the week - Inside a Rainbow

This bead will remind you of the fairground and trips to the circus for certain, its fun and sure to be noticed.
Carnival by Mangobeads

A Graduated set of 13 lampwork glass beads in a Rainbow of transparents, with a deep violet bumpy focal bead.

Dream a Rainbow Handmade Lampwork Bead set by ARjewellery

Multicoloured Clown is a deeply encased oval focal bead created with raku, purple, red and yellow glass.
Multicoloured Clown by MyPrecious

23 spacer beads made from transparent and opaque glass, with silvered ivory stringer detail.
Etched rainbow spacer bead bracelet by blackheartbeads

This listing is for a set of 6 Sunspots buttons, in different colours - pink, purple, blue, green, orange and yellow - with random coloured spots
Sunspots Buttons .. handmade glass buttons by LushLampwork
Red and yellow and pink and green
Purple and orange and blue
I can sing a rainbow,
sing a rainbow,
sing a rainbow too.
FHFteam 2010 Enjoy, Jolene x