Focal Bead
pixie and pink and dottie...

Some time, probably in 2007[1] I think I belonged to some sort of ‘colour of the month’ club, and received these assortments of lauscha for which I had no very great confidence of their compatibility with anything else: so I made self beads, such as this one here:

lauscha pixie dust bead. Early 2007?

So I made a series of pink pixie beads out of some the odd-lot pink Lauscha. This one has some interesting color variations, partially from (carefully!) cooking the pixie dust but also because I made the two halves of the bead from different colours. Even so, the one on the left side (bottom, undotted) part of the bead struck differentially in the flame, yielding those blue bands, especially near the midline, or equator of the bead.

Different lighting.

This view of the bead reflects the underside, and emphasizes the subtle gold and delicate favrile qualities of the pixie dust at the expense of the bead's overall transparency.

Originally posted 10dec08; made into pixie index page (replacing a plan to make the page a dottie index) at some point in the interim; most of the text, reimported 1st image, added 2nd, 20jan2020

20200311

Page's blue 2006 charm bracelet 11mar2020

 
20200310

Another in the series of Page's gorgeous charm bracelets. 10mar2020

 
20200309

Page Brunner's 2006 fuchsia & purple charm bracelet 09mar2020

 
20200316

Necklace for f2tY's nihongo tomodachi (Japanese friend). 16mar2020

 
20180530

8/0 french beaded flower in blues 30may2018

 
20191104

2017 purple floral dead mouse 04nov2019

 
20191107

dichro focal dead mouse 07nov2019

 
20191108

3rd—or 4th—iteration of my car keys dead mouse. Page created 27dec17. 08nov2019

 
20191105

Bits'n'pieces make up a dead mouse. 05nov2019

 
20171129

J's rainbow beadcurtain strand 29nov2017

 
20171124

2012 beadcurtain strand, first in the series 24nov2017

 
20171124

2013 orange beadcurtain strand 24nov2017

 
20171123

2016 fuchsia beadcurtain strand with gold-fuming 23nov2017

 
20170920

green and pink bead curtain strand featuring Peggy Prielozny's beads. 20sep2017

 
20160129

failure and fave: 5th in a series of 18" mini-beadcurtain strands 29jan2016

 
20150907

My first kumistrung necklace in a long, long time. It's also the first to feature my own lampwork beads. 07sep2015

 
20141013

orange dead mouse 13oct2014

 
20200124

It always amazes when others see beauty in my failures. 24jan2020

 
20181117

Documents the steps I for making a custom bead, long-distance 17nov2018

 
20090506

Sculptural abstract pink bead vaguely reminiscent of a sea creature. 06may2009

 
20090407

A series of large hollow pressed focal with pressed daisy motif, made with pi glass . Originally posted 07apr09. 07apr2009

 
20090121

3 varations on the dottie-pixie in a warm color scheme . Originally posted 21jan09. 21jan2009

 
20090119

Elegant, simple and lush teal pixie focals, including some dottie pixies. . Originally posted 19jan09. 19jan2009

 
20200130

finally got around to finishing this 2008 pixie dust index page. 30jan2020

 
20150827

a piece of black and white bead embroidery photographed over several years with 4 different cameras... 27aug2015

 
20080531

Pink pixie winged hearts. . Originally posted 31may08. 31may2008

 
20200131

Collects the 2008 glass bead pages. Still needs some add'l pix, titles, but page is outlined. Photographed 22jan08, edited 28apr14, needs to be revamped *2020*** 31jan2020

 
20071129

A series of chain-link bracelets featuring lampwork beads and bold, clean design (but with texture!). Originally featured 29nov07 29nov2007

 
20070112

This classic bracelet celebrates silver—silver pixie, silver pearls, sterling silver. Originally posted 12jan07 12jan2007

 
20061209

Multi-strand freshwater pearl, moonstone, white pixie and bali silver bracelet made to match a similiar necklace . Originally posted 09dec06. (Private collection.) 09dec2006

 
20061018

Freshwater pearl and silver necklace. Strung summer 06, originally posted 18oct06. (Private collection). 18oct2006

 
20061014

This page collects posts on various small, round, designer pixie beads, and it really took off when I started using this type of bead to practice my floral trailing. file created 08jun05 14oct2006

 
20061014

New post of old (2003) beads . These range from the standard small (10–13mm) to quite large size (25mm?). Originally posted 14oct06 14oct2006

 
20060331

I made this...um, I think before we moved. Say it's five years old or so. At any rate, I couldn't sell it, couldn't even give it away; it was such a resounding failure I tore it apart to harvest the beads for the lowly bead curtain. Now that silvered stringing cable is available, I wouldn't e...

 
20050805

round pixie florals use up lots of less-than-perfect (read: ugly) striped floral cane. file created 05jun05 05aug2005

 
20050522

Not entirely successful pointy petal practice created 21may, posted 22may05 22may2005

 
20050502

Some so-so beads serve as a springboard for some mild philosophical musings on the state of the bead world. File created 29apr05 02may2005

 
20050404

An experimental pixie floral vase. Dig that bright yellow handi-tac I'm too lazy to Gimp out...created 03apr05, posted 04apr05 04apr2005

 
20060418

An actual new piece: a multistranded tasseled necklace featuring garnet, onyx, glass and silver with an antique curliQ focal. File created 17sep04, 18apr2006

 
20040522

What I offered to make in exchange was a string of ``Tiffany favrile style glass'' beads using a pixie dust coating. The collector who wanted them seemed very inclined to give me a lot of latitude—plenty of time to make them, and ``no stress'', which I interpreted to mean to follow my artistic i...

 
20040522

Cats and fish chase each other in a silvery sea. Made in 2000, photographed 04sep02. Collection of Ms. Agnes Clark. 22may2004

 

[1]Back when I moved images out of their original date directories to organize ’em, I guess, cuz the relevant images are missing, available only on the website photo albums.