Loose Duck Cabochon

This little duck cab can be used in a metal work project and set like a stone cabochon.  It has a smooth lower edge to accommodate a 1/8th inch bezel.


The spectacular silver reaction is much more lovely in person.  I think these are some of the most beautiful beads to come out of my kiln.  The pops of turquoise shimmer with a oyster-like luster.  Enjoy!

Mariners Reef

Fresh from the kiln, these lovelies were a happy experiment.  A new CiM glass (yet to be named) was paired with a random frit choice and another random encasement.  Yes, I actually close my eyes to pick.  Occasionally, I let my children do the picking.

Ghastling with Purple Bow

Silly Mummy

For those of you enjoying the full swing of Summer, I apologize for this premature Halloween post.  I was testing a new batch of CiM and the color was perfect for enamel speckled mummy.  Don't brush the sand off your flip-flops just yet!

Naughty Ghastlings

Totally aware that it is the end of July, but in the mood for more spooky-silliness.  Enjoy!



Bosco is a fun-loving guinea who enjoys alfalfa and chilling with the ladies.  Life is rough!

A Bit of Monkey Business

Totally bummed about missing out on the ISGB 2015 Gathering.  I have yet to attend, but dream of someday hanging with fellow glass geeks and getting my own bendy monkey.  Until then, I will settle for the kind made from glass and not so flexible. 

Raiding the Closet Bead Set

Love the color combo of the bananas and bright orange spacers.  A nice accent for Stuart's dress.  If I had to choose one word to describe the set?  Fancy!

Special Elephants from the Weekend

Hot Glass for Cool Kids 2

Hot Glass for Cool Kids 2 is now available to purchase at www.sodalimetimes.com. The eBook includes 20 detailed tutorials for BOC, plus two bonus tutorials!  It is priced at only $20 with 100% of the proceeds going to Beads of courage. In fact, when you click the "buy" button you'll actually go directly to the BOC PayPal page to pay.  Special Thanks to Diane Woodall and her team who worked incredibly hard to make it possible.

Baroque Garden

Creation is Messy color testing with a bit of fine silver and frit.  This shape is available at CG Beadroller's website. 

Splash Focals

A variation on a mermaid focal.  The tutorial project is available in the "Day at the Beach" workshop.  What better way to capture the shimmer than with a splash of dichroic glass.  A second batch is below: