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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Faceted glass

I love glass beads! Everything-from intricate artisan lampwork glass to sea glass. Recently I discovered some beautiful faceted glass beads, that look similar to Swarovski crystals, but are a fraction of the price. They are not a replacement for Swarovski crystals in my designs, because nothing sparkles quite like a genuine Swarovski, however, they certainly provide some fabulous design options that lend a certain glamour to the piece, while keeping the cost for the buyer affordable. Here are some creations recently made using this pretty designer glass.




Several strands of glass beads combined with chunky vintage brass chain create a bold fashion statement!




These are large oval beads in a midnight blue,accented with sterling silver beads and chains.


These are crystal clear and angular, I like the contrast of the d edged glass beads, with the vintage silver plate beads and peach colored glass pearls.


Just a few of the faceted glass beads are used here as an accent to some beautiful hammered sterling silver chain.


This is one of my favorite necklaces. My friend bought this one, and wears it all the time. This one is embellished with sterling chains and genuine silver colored Swarovski crystal balls.
On another note, I am heading off on vacation tomorrow, for 5 weeks! I am, however, participating in a few street markets and summer craft fairs, while on the road, so I hope to report back to you, via my iPad, with some news! Talk to you soon!
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5 comments:

Cindy said...

I just love faceted glass as well! And my what a gorgeous selection of your jewelry here!!! Your friend's necklace is just stunning...I'd wear that one all the time too! My other favorite is the bracelet with the pale colors, vintage metal and pearls.

BeadedTail said...

I can't pick a favorite today, those are all lovely! Enjoy your extended vacation and best of luck at your markets and fairs!

Kirsty said...

Wow I love your designs they're soo beautiful! They're all gorgeous!

ChatElaine said...

All beautiful as usual Susan! I love them all. Have a lovely holiday!

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