Dragon Thursday

I love Pinterest for finding ideas for Dragon Thursday.  This week I would like to share the Etsy site of Kerribeads.  They have some of the most beautiful beads I have seen.  In addition to having the dragon bead that caught my attention, she also offers tutorials on making the lampwork beads.  Here is more about the artist on her About section of the store:

Hello and welcome to my shop!

My name is Kerri Fuhr and I am a full-time glass bead artist, happily making beads for over 12 years here in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. My specialty is creating miniature glass “paintings”, which are ornate glass focal beads that feature landscapes, animals and dragonflies….and anything else that captures my fancy! My newest work also features bead sets with my intricate tapestry-inspired scrollwork.
While I enjoy creating jewelry collections from my beads my focus is to create beads for other jewelry designers for their own unique creations. I am happy to consider requests for certain colors and styles so please feel free to convo me with requests!
Thanks for taking the time to drop by and please check in at the end of March when I re-open the shop to see the new beads I’ll have in store for you!…

Now for the Dragons 🙂  (Click photos to go to the Etsy store)

This is the bead I found on Pinterest.  It has sold, but look at that beauty.  Gorgeous work. 

new-lampwork-dragon-focal-bead-by-kerribeadsDescription from the store:

…This sly character is rich in detail and perfect for anyone who loves the mystical, fantastical world of dragons! Set against a glossy black background, this detailed dragon strikes a dramatic pose and has a rather mischievous expression! This one of a kind focal would look great with a variety of gemstone accents – every dragon’s dream!…

This bead is handcrafted with Italian glass and wound on a 3/32″ mandrel. The dragon is made from thin glass “stringer” and is melted directly into the bead. All of my beads are made fresh daily and are annealed straight from the torch in a digitally – controlled kiln for lasting durability.

focal size: 42mm x 39mm

If you want to try your hand at creating these lampwork beads, the artist sells tutorials on how to make them.  The dragons shown are exquisite. (scroll through the photos on the link to the tutorial. )

lampwork-bead-tutorial

Please take a look at her Etsy store. She has some wonderful tutorials for sale.

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