Saturday, January 2, 2010

Simple Lampwork Necklaces

Happy New Year everyone!  My goal this year is to keep my blog updated more frequently!

Today I just wanted to show some simple necklaces.  Some people don't want a lot of "doodads" on their necklaces or just want a nice necklace to wear with a t-shirt.  I like to wear some type of necklace with my casual t-shirts so will show some ideas here.

This photo shows one of my Treasure Necklaces which are made in different colors.  This one is black/ivory and turquoise.  There are two charms hanging from the leather cord along with various shapes of beads.  It is great for wearing with a turtleneck or something similar.  See my website for more Treasure Necklaces.

This is a lampwork leaf strung on a seed bead necklace.  Very simple but classy I think!  I make different leaves that I can put on a seed bead necklace or you can buy a leaf and string your own.  Even on a "fairy ribbon" it looks nice.

This is a lampwork starfish that is hung from a Chinese Cord.  These cords are colorful alternatives for hanging nice focal beads.  I love the starfish - you can see him on my website.  You could also dangle some more beads or charms here also. 

These are what I call "Ripple" beads - they are lampwork circles in various colors and they look great hanging on "fairy ribbons" which come in different colors.  As you can see they are very cute and colorful.  Or the circles can be subdued in browns and ivorys. 

This bead is attached to a silver chain by a stamped silver piece.  This piece is sold but it shows what can be done very easily with a nice focal bead, especially in this flat style.

Lastly I wanted to show a lampwork bead "stack".  I just put some beads together that are various shapes and colors and hung from a leather cord.  Fun to wear and watch the comments come in when you wear it!