I’ve been so busy trying to keep my shop stocked with charm beads for months and haven’t had a chance to make necklaces until now. I love making the beads for these because they are bigger and allow for more complicated designs. These beads are made by essentially painting in glass. I start with a white background like an artist starts with a blank canvas and add all the colors in layers. Of course unlike with a painting I have the benefit of being able to heat up my whole “painting” and manipulate the glass to get more flow or move around an area if I want to.
Moonlit Seas Bead in the making.
After I’m happy with my seascape “painting” I shape the bead, and add the moon detail.
Both of these piece are currently available here on eBay.
If you are a glass beadmaker I do have tutorial available on my seascape beads here.