Thursday, December 13, 2018





frosted pink Valentines Day or Mothers Day earrings




Fun and flirty and oh-so-sparkly, the A POP OF PINK handmade earrings speak to the softer side of all women - but also adds a powerful punch of color. The glowing one of a kind earrings, perfect for a Valentine's Day or Mother's Day gift and for spring wear, were created with artisan, pale pink lampwork glass beads with a frosted sea glass finish, sparkling Czech crystal aurora borealis rondelles, ruby Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. The lampwork beads were individually artisan handmade from transparent pink rose quartz glass. To give the frosted look, the beads were immersed in an “acid bath” to etch the glass for a soft, matte sea glass look. As you can see from the photographs, the beads positively glow! Just imagine them when they are on your ears! A silver over pewter flower bead cap embraces the bottom of each lampwork bead.




frosted pink lampwork earrings with sparkling crystals gift for women




Now there is nothing subtle about the sparkle of the Czech crystal rondelles and Swarovski crystals that sit on top of the frosted pink lampwork beads. The Czech crystals, six in all, might be small but they make up for that with their brilliant sparkle, especially with their aurora borealis coating for a prismatic rainbow effect. A glittering 6 mm Swarovski crystal faceted bicone was nestled into the top of each rondelle. The color of the crystals is called “ruby,” a crimson red color that adds drama to the overall design. Perfect jewelry to enhance your little black dress or other party clothes, they are also lovely with laid back, casual jeans and a white or black shirt.  Created for the woman who adores pink jewelry, but with an added boost of color, the A POP OF PINK designer earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.



feminine frosted pink earrings gift idea for her




  • Frosted pink lampwork beads: app. 12 mm x 8 mm​; artisan made by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads
  • Czech crystal rondelles: app. 6 mm x 3 mm; aurora borealis finish
  • Swarovski crystals: faceted 6 mm “ruby” bicones
  • Metal: sterling silver and pewter (bead caps)
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
  • Length: app. 1.5” / 3.8 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


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Wednesday, December 12, 2018



Etched transparent sage green handmade lampwork glass beads with a frosted sea glass bead finish.


Sage Green Beads Handmade Lampwork Beads Frosted Glass Beads Etched


These beautiful green handmade lampwork beads were made using transparent sage green glass. They are a beautiful shade of deep rich darker green. These frosted beads have been etched for a matte green sea glass bead finish.


These beautiful beads can be found in my Green Glass Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.
 
All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you.

 
Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm



Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas








Monday, December 10, 2018




rainbow and copper earrings for women




Filled with a carnival of warm, vibrant color, the one of a kind VIVACE earrings are sure to make you smile each and every time you wear them! The colorful earrings feature copper charms and rainbow lampwork glass beads, both artisan handmade, and Swarovski crystals. The beautiful copper charms were created in a diamond shape with an intricate Moroccan lace design of scallops, flowers and spirals. As you can see in the photos, the texture is absolutely mesmerizing. Since they are individually handmade, the copper charms are not exactly the same but are very similar in design. The dangles are slightly curved and have a smooth back.




rainbow lampwork and copper jewelry for women




Above each lacy copper charm is a vivid lampwork glass bead in rainbow colors. The glass beads were individually artisan made by creating rainbow stripes then encasing the stripes in clear glass for an almost three dimensional look. Stacked above each lampwork bead are three rustic copper discs and a single small copper disc spacer. For eye catching sparkle, a faceted 6 mm “Siam” red Swarovski crystal bicone was nestled into each disc spacers. Sterling silver earwires with a copper bead accent finishes the unique earrings. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the VIVACE earrings were created for the woman who loves to wear fun, one of a kind jewelry. “Vivace” is Italian for “vibrant,” “lively” and “colorful.”



unique rainbow and copper jewelry gift idea for women




  • Copper Moroccan lace dangles: app. 25 mm x 15 mm x 1.5 mm; handmade by Kristi Bowman
  • Rainbow lampwork beads: app. 12 mm x 8 mm; handmade by Mark and Susan Watkins
  • Swarovski crystals: faceted 6 mm “Siam” red bicones
  • Metal: copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accent
  • Length: just a little over 2.5” / 6.4 cm



Saturday, December 8, 2018



Lampwork Bead Etched Medium Amber Handmade Glass Topaz Brown 014e

These gorgeous handmade beads are made using transparent medium amber glass. This is the third shade of amber colors sometimes called medium topaz. They are a deep rich golden brown color. They have been etched for a frosted sea glass bead finish.

These beautiful beads can be found in my Amber Glass Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.


Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm

All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you.


 


Friday, December 7, 2018



Red Orange And Black Halo Large Hole Lampwork Bracelet Charm Bead SRA

  
 This bead is unique. It turned out even better than I had tried to achieve. It is a red orange and black bead with a white halo effect around the dots. I melted in these dots and added some trapped air bubbles for extra definition and character. It has a big hole with about a 5mm size hole and is shown on my European style bracelet with some sterling silver large hole beads for example. It would look fantastic strung onto a black leather or rubber cord and would entire change the mood of the bead.

  Some of these beautiful beads can be found in my Large Hole Beads section in myCovergirlbeads Artfire Store.


Measures approximately 17mm x 10mm
Hole size approximately 5mm




Thursday, December 6, 2018




dog rescue earrings for women




A perfect jewelry gift for the woman who adores her dog / dogs, the BEST FRIEND handmade earrings will be worn time and time again. The focal of the dog rescue earrings are gleaming gold over pewter round charms with a recessed paw print in the middle. The paw prints have been oxidized so they stand out against the shiny gold, to show their lovely details. The back of the paw print charms are smooth and slightly concave. *** Because the finish of the charms is so shiny and highly reflective, many photos show darker areas which are reflections of my camera and my silhouette when taking the pictures.  




dog rescue paw print jewelry for women




To perfectly complement the charms, premium Czech glass Saturn beads were created with a gleaming white opaque base. Crisp facets around the raised center add subtle sparkle while a rustic brown Picasso finish provides a complementary contrast. The Saturn beads are capped at the top and bottom with copper daisy spacers. Sterling silver earwires with copper bead accents finish the meaningful earrings. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the BEST FRIEND earrings were created for the dog lover.


*** Please note: when sold, one half (1/2) of the purchase price of the BEST FRIEND earrings will be donated to an animal rescue group to care for the four footed souls waiting for their furever home.



dog paw print jewelry gift idea for women





  • Paw print charms: app. 12 mm, without the bail; gold over pewter
  • Czech glass Saturn beads: app. 10 mm x 8 mm; brown Picasso finish
  • Metal: gold over pewter; copper; sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length: app. 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires



Tuesday, December 4, 2018





red and black lampwork earrings for women




Red and black create such a magical combination when used together, as these unique, eye catching earrings definitely show. The well named ALCHEMY earrings were handmade from luscious red lampwork glass beads with four, slightly raised black dots on each. Since the artisan lampwork beads have a matte finish, they have a rich velvety look and feel to them. The beads are somewhat translucent so glow when backlit, as the first photo shows. Because the lampwork beads were individually handmade, you can see from the photos that they are very similar but also slightly different. Fun and flirty, just imagine how gorgeous these beauties will look on you!


red and black lampwork jewelry gift idea for her



Stacked above each lampwork bead, separated by a sterling silver daisy spacer, is a jet black Czech glass rondelle. Since the rondelle is faceted, it adds subtle sparkle to the earrings design. For extra fun and lots of movement, a short length of sterling silver figaro chain was wire wrapped to the main body of the earrings and connected to sterling silver earwires. Created for the woman who loves to war red and black jewelry, the ALCHEMY lampwork glass earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.



handmade red and black earrings gift for women





  • Red and black lampwork beads: app. 10 mm x 8 mm; velvety matte finish; artisan made
  • Jet black faceted rondelles: app. 6 mm x 4 mm
  • Chain: sterling silver figaro chain
  • Metal: sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
  • Length: app. 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires



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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Etched Dark Aqua Blue Handmade Lampwork Beads, Handmade Sea Glass Beads


 

Etched transparent dark aquamarine blue glass handmade lampwork beads with a frosted sea glass bead finish.

 Etched Dark Aqua Blue Handmade Lampwork Beads Sea Beach Glass 036e 

Etched Dark Aqua Blue Handmade Lampwork Beads, Handmade Sea Glass Beads


 

Etched transparent dark aquamarine blue glass handmade lampwork beads with a frosted sea glass bead finish.
 

Beautiful soft and rich hand made using transparent dark aqua blue glass that has been etched to look like sea glass beads. These etched beads would be great for fashionable earrings, bracelets, charms, bookmarks, and cell phone charms. They have a soft frosted beach glass bead finish.

 

These beautiful beads can be found in my Aqua Glass Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.



Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm




Saturday, December 1, 2018

Glossy Black Handmade Lampwork Beads Wrapped in Fine Silver


 

Shiny transparent black handmade lampwork glass beads wrapped in fine silver with a glossy bead finish.

 

Shiny Black Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads Glossy Silver SRA 064gfs 

Shiny transparent black handmade lampwork glass beads wrapped in fine silver   

 

Beautiful black beads hand made using transparent black glass that shines like a marble. Black glass is actually a transparent color that is so dense it looks opaque. These luxurious glass beads have been wrapped in .999 fine silver. They have a shiny bead finish. 

 

These beautiful beads can be found in my Black Glass Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.


Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm


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Friday, November 30, 2018



owl earrings gift idea for women





With their glowing, rustic look, the PETITES CHOUETTES handmade earrings are a perfect gift for the woman who loves unique owl jewelry. The whimsical, one of a kind beauties feature two sided Czech coin beads created with a small owl design impressed into each side of soft sky blue silk glass beads. To bring out the amazing detailing, a metallic bronze Picasso finish was applied and then polished off, leaving the metallic glow in the recessed areas of the owl design and various “cracks.” Because the owl beads are two sided, the earrings look charming from any angle.




unique owl jewelry gift idea for her




Stacked above the owl beads are crisp faceted Czech rondelles with both translucent and opaque dark sapphire blue glass that absolutely glows when backlit. A band of white with a hint of pale lilac is found at the bottom of each bead. The top and bottom of each rondelle is coated with a Picasso finish of amber and pale green. A copper daisy spacer separates the owl beads from the radiant rondelles. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the PETITES CHOUETTES owl earrings were created for the woman who loves to wear unique artisan jewelry that can go from casual to boho dressy. “Petites Chouettes” is French for “small owls.”



owl jewelry for women gift idea



  • Czech silk glass owl coins: app. 14 mm x 6 mm; metallic bronze Picasso finish 
  • Faceted Czech rondelles: app. 7 mm x 5 mm 
  • Metal: copper and sterling silver 
  • Earwires: sterling silver earwires with copper bead accents 
  • Length: app. 1.75” / 4.5 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


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