But don't let appearances fool you! I have BIG plans for 2012 and am working on introducing several new things very soon, including a series of my handmade lampwork hollow pendants, filled with a variety of gorgeous goodies like this one:
|Filled with silver glitter beads and finished with sterling plated bead caps.|
I was inspired to create this series after visiting Venice last year and seeing similar Murano glass designs in high-end jewelry store windows. I totally fell in love with their classic simplicity and elegance and knew I just had to try something like that myself. The Murano designs didn't have a sterling silver tube core like mine does (the same that I use in all my European Charm beads), but I love the idea of being able to easily string my modified design onto any type of chain, silk ribbon, leather cording, etc. to change up the look.
This is the first one of its kind for me, and the camera just can't do justice to the beautiful clarity of the clear hollow bead, and the sparkle of the silver mix that flows freely inside as you move. I already have dozens of ideas buzzing around my head on what else to fill them with, such as other color combinations of glitter and sequins, tiny ocean treasures, a lock of hair for a custom order…the possibilities are endless!
I'm temporarily calling them my "Treasure Keepers" but am not sure if that will be the permanent name of this series or not. So I'd love to hear any ideas you might have to help me out! *Ü*