Sunday, May 31, 2015

A quick update

I have been busy with life and while I did post on my Facebook that I was taking a leave from my world of glass beads I forgot to post it here as well. My leave is needed to take care of an unfortunate family situation. I had hopes of being settled into a new studio/life by mid 2015 but as I often hear, "things take longer than they do" and that certainly is the case in my life. I'm taking a break from all decisions in that regard until the end of summer. Maybe I will be up and running with my life of glass beads by fall 2015 but only time will tell. I miss my torch and studio and I have a great need to start creating again as soon as possible. 

Until then, I do have beads for sale at Coyote Beads and finished jewelry at Ginny's Fashions both in Bowling Green, OH. I have beads for sale at The Bead Boutique in Lansing, MI. I have deleted my artfire account as I don't have the time to manage the site and when I return there are new selling venues I would like to try. 

Thank you to all my loyal customers, friends and of course family, during this unsettling time. I'll let you know when the new chapter begins!

Sincerely,
Chris

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Necklaces - Inspired by the fall weather I feel coming my way

I love making beads that remind me of fall.  That probably means something different to each of us but deep, rich colored beads that are heavy and then tumble etched are definitely in my personal definition of beads that feel like fall.  I have to admit I love making these all year around but I shy away from making them into jewelry until fall is near.  My good bead friend Dianna came over and helped me assemble all of these necklaces.  She loves to make jewelry more than I do.  I'd rather just make beads but it's much more fun to assemble jewelry when you work with someone like Dianna who truly enjoys the process.  Plus we get to spend time together and get caught up.

19" (adjustable) Tumbled Etched Purple Disc Necklace with Copper Chain & Findings.

18" (adjustable) Pastel Disc Necklace (can be worn as a choker) with Sterling Chain & Findings.

20 1/2" (adjustable) Earthy Colored Disc Necklace with Sterling Chain & Findings.

19 1/2" (adjustable) Bright Colored Disc Necklace with Sterling Chain & Findings.

19" (adjustable) Sting RayThick Wall Hollow Rounds Necklace with Sterling Chain & Findings.

24 1/2" (adjustable) Multi Colored Tumble Etched Thick Wall Hollow Rounds Necklace with Copper Chain & Findings.

17" (adjustable) Yellow Green Tumble Etched Thick Wall Hollow Rounds and Purple Disc Asymetrical Necklace/Choker with Copper Chain & Findings.

19" (adjustable) Earth Blue Tumble Etched Thick Wall Hollow Rounds Necklace with Sterling Chain & Findings.

15 3/4" (adjustable) Pink Tumble Etched Thick Wall Hollow Rounds and Yellow Green Thin Discs Choker with Copper Chain & Findings.

19" (adjustable) Topaz & Blue Thick Wall Hollow Rounds Necklace with Sterling Chain & Findings.

20" (adjustable) Yellow Green Tumble Etched Thick Wall Hollow Rounds and Purple Disc Necklace with Copper Chain & Findings.


I am happy to share with my local customers, family and friends that my finished jewelry is now available for purchase through Ginny's Inspired Fashions in Bowling Green, Ohio.  It's a wonderful shop with a lot of great items.  I've never seen so many hats in one place! Ginny has nearly any style of hat you could possibly want or she can order something for you if they don't have it. Ginny has unique and beautiful clothes, scarves, wallets and purses just to name a few things she carries.


Thanks for reading my blog!
Chris

Contact me: chrissandersonbeads@gmail.com - to make an appointment to see my beads and jewelry at my home studio.
Follow my life of Lampworking: http://beadsbychrissanderson.blogspot.com
Purchase my beads and Jewelry: http://www.artfire.com/users/BeadsByChris
Finished Jewelry sold on site at:  
1. Ginny's Inspired Fashions
133 S. Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
2. Mermaid's Bite Collection at Watson Investments Gallery 1500 5th Ave. South, Naples, FL 34102
3. SALVATORE CAPELLI SALON 4105 Chapel Drive in the Levis Commons open air mall in Perrysburg
Loose beads (sets and focals) sold on site at:
1.Coyote Beads 178 S. Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
2. The Bead Boutique 2015 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Great New CIM Color - Honey Mustard

The longer you work CIM 511306 Honey Mustard http://www.creationismessy.com/color.aspx?id=243 the prettier it can get.  This first photo shows a nice progression of a wonderful coral-pink blooming.  The bottom of the bead is a great representation of un-struck Honey Mustard, the center shows it starting to strike and the top is obviously struck the most.  Love that top color!
I love the different colors you can get from striking this glass.
The bead caps show a nice variation of the colors you can get from striking. The top cap has just a start of some striations.
Honey Mustard is used on the end caps, of this second bead, as well as the golden yellow you see in the base of the floral design.  I can't remember for sure what my base bead color was but I believe it was an effetre red brown.  I liked the way the Honey Mustard played with the base color.

I have made several more beads using CIM 511306 Honey Mustard and have gotten beautiful coral-pinks to warmer mustard shades.  Sometimes you can get some great striations that look similar to the sunset or desert sand. I am a big fan of this new color!