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Saturday 30 July 2011

Boro - Blue & Red

Look at this stunner from Lyn Gutteridge of Twirlybeads. Lyn works in both soft glass and borosilicate and makes bright beautiful beads and sets.

You can see more of Lyns work on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Twirlybeads

Wine bottle dragon oil lamp - Ivy

Check out this gorgeous beast! A sculptural wizard with Borosilicate glass, our Emma Makintosh has an Etsy shop that is a real treat for the eyes. You can find more from Emma here at http://www.etsy.com/shop/flyingbead

Sunday 24 July 2011

RAINBOW - Lampwork Lentil Focal Bead

Wow! This bead is extraordinary! A fabulous focal by Steph at http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadsbystephanie. Steph is a wonderfully talented beadmaker and her shop is choc full of beautiful gems.

Rainbow Tie-Dye Heart pendant

A twist on one of Janies signiture bead styles, a stunning hand shaped rainbow heart pendant.

You can find Janies little corner of Etsy here http://www.etsy.com/shop/janehamill

Pick of the month for July

Lavender Hedge from bearhousebeads' shop

Chelsea from helenjewellery's shop

Handmade Lampwork Silver Cored Bead from ARJewellery's shop

Juiced from helbels' shop

Flowering Cherry from josephinewadman's shop

Stunning beads from FHFteam's recent listings.
Enjoy, Jolene x

Twist and Shout - Bluebell Wood

Absolutely stunning designer beads by Kaz Baildon of Cheeky Cherubs designs.

This is the first post in a new fun project for me. An adhoc way of adding beautiful and mouthwatering content from team members to our lovely blog directly from the teams flickr pool. You can see more on Flickr from FHFteam at http://www.flickr.com/groups/fhfteamonetsy/pool/ and more stunning beads from Kaz at http://www.etsy.com/shop/cheekycherubdesigns

Jolene x

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Design Idea of the Week - Orange Crush (or Crushed by Orange?)

Mouthwatering citrus - some say orange is one of the most difficult to colours to work with, but it's also one of the most vibrant, bringing to mind juicy tropical fruit, fragrant citrus groves, and bright fake tans (okay, so the last one isn't so uplifting, sorry) So here's a bracelet idea using the work of the talented fhfteam.

The standard starting point - a cool focal bead. Only this time, it's a focal button by helengbeads worked in incredibly vibrant yellows and oranges. After all, there's no reason you can't use a button as a focal: I'd weave some cotton cord up through one button hole and down through the other so that the button lies flat.

Another option though would be to use copper jumprings through the button holes in order to connect it to the main part of the bracelet, and to complement the warm colours of the glass. 

And for juicy little spacers, here's a set of gorgeous tangerine beads by dangerousbead
 - and doesn't that streaky orange glass just scream lollipops and boiled sweets? With a 1.6mm hole, they'd can be threaded onto some 1mm cotton cord along with the focal. 

To lighten up the orange a little, strategically place this pair of shineon2's light but warm yellow bead pair in amongst the other spacer beads. 

Saturday 2 July 2011

Pick of the month for June

Red Kimono Lampwork glass and hand dyed silk necklace from princesspeggy01's shop

FABRICIA - Focal lampwork bead from MadCatGlass' shop

Shimmering pool from josephinewadman's shop

BUMPLES from beadsbystephanie's shop

Visage Lampwork pendant with moon face from flyingbead's shop

Sumptuously beautiful creations from FHFteam's recent listings.
Enjoy, Jolene x