There are some beads that require no introduction, no explanation, no overwrought designing. Basha Beads typify this. Barbara has perfected this lampwork glass technique and her beads are singular---immediately recognizable and always breathtaking. How does she capture all that glowy magic and all those cosmic nebula in each little bead?
admit to being a Basha Bead hoarder - no shame there. I only like to
use them when I truly feel like my design can do them justice.
I had a stroke of inspiration lately on how to make some wicked primitive earrings that highlight these beads without being too complicated. Plus it let me really wail on some copper with a hammer - that's always fun (read: stress relief).
made several variations: soft glowy ancient glass, red garnet, and
scuzzy green Roman glass. For those days where you're feeling
mysterious, fiery, or calm and reflective.
simple, but these babies pack a lot of punch. I've even had guys notice
them - when men start noticing your jewelry, that means you're on to
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