Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lampwork Gallery 2

Italian Effetre off-mandrel heart pendant with a black base adorned with complex twisted stringers.

Coral Experience:
A raked disk focal of coral, black, and ivory Italian effetre pastel glass, with compliment beads in the same color scheme. These beads would make a unique necklace, especially if the focal were displayed on the flat.
Designed with dot and raking techniques.

Focal: 23mm X 18mm
Raked rondelles: 14mm X 5mm
Rondelles: 4mm

Springtime Festivities Bead Collection.
This set of beads is a gorgeous minty Chinese CIM glass adorned with Italian Effetre flowers and twisted stringer. A soft and beautiful combination.

Turkish style eye beads and old-fashioned Venetian trade beads.
I have really enjoyed creating beads inspired by the old Venetian African trade beads, and exploring the glass work of other cultures.

Here are examples of the work that comes from that inspiration.

Modern interpretation of the Nigerian Bidi Beads.
I love to see the bead work other cultures and eras created. It amazes and inspires!

These beads were inspired by the recycled glass Nigerian Bidi beads. The glass is Italian Effetre transparent and opalino. Hand marvered, these have the imperfections of shape and design that are characteristic of the true Bidi bead.

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This is the place where imagination and fire collide! Wherever our imagination and creativity take us, that is where we go! The sky is the limit......

20 years together has caused this married couple to play with fire, hammer and grind metal, and design guns and knives! LOL!! Welcome to our world of marital bliss!!

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Hawley Studios is family owned. We specialize in lampworking, fusing, slumping, jewelry, metal work, custom knife making, and custom gunsmithing.

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* Etsy Christian Artists Street Team (CAST)
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