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Susan Jones Designs

Susan Jones Designs

Posted by Susan Jones Designs on 1/10/2007
Hello and thank you for visiting my gallery! Lampworking and jewelry design are my passion. Each day at the torch is a new opportunity to play with color, texture and designs. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to do what I love every day. I've taken classes from Stephanie Sersich and Dustin Tabor, Amy Johnson, Diego Bottacin, Jeff Barber and Tom and Sage Holland and Anastasia. All are wonderful, patient instructors - I highly recommend their classes.

Hope you enjoy the bead pictures - thanks for checking out my gallery,
Susan

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December Beads

December Beads

Beaches and Birds! I like to think about warm tropical beaches during these cold winter months. I think of these as mini vacations in a bead! :)
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Sea Beads & Beach Beads

Sea Beads & Beach Beads

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Postcards from the Beach

Postcards from the Beach

More 'Postcard' beads.
(2 images)
Postcards from the Beach

Postcards from the Beach

A new series for me - 'Postcards from the Beach'. Tiny beach scenes surrounded by ocean waves.
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Postcards from New England

Postcards from New England

Another Postcard series - this time featuring fall leaves.
(3 images)
The Chocolate Blues

The Chocolate Blues

New bead set in blues and browns.
(5 images)
Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Pinks and purples!
(3 images)
Maldives

Maldives

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Turtles and Birds

Turtles and Birds

(3 images)
Sea Beads

Sea Beads

These beads have a flat back so they lay flat against your skin and don't spin around. I learned this shaping technique from Anastasia.
(3 images)
October Beads

October Beads

(5 images)
Raking Leaves

Raking Leaves

Inspired by the maple trees in my front yard!
(6 images)
October Birds

October Birds

New tails!
(4 images)
October Beads

October Beads

(6 images)
August beads

August beads

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Neptune Nugget Series

Neptune Nugget Series

This is my new 'Neptune Nugget' series. Each bead is a little window into the sea. The sides of the beads are accented with waves.
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LOVE Series

LOVE Series

These are from my 'Love' series.
(5 images)
Sept. Focals

Sept. Focals

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August beads

August beads

(6 images)
Fashion Inspired

Fashion Inspired

(4 images)
Abstract Modern Art Series

Abstract Modern Art Series

(4 images)
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Sets

Sets

(4 images)
Rainforest Birds

Rainforest Birds

New tri-colored beaks and tails.
(5 images)
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Serengeti

Serengeti

Playing with animal prints.
(6 images)
Sculptural shapes

Sculptural shapes

(2 images)
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June focals

June focals

(5 images)
More May Focals

More May Focals

(6 images)
Stella Beads

Stella Beads

(4 images)
Sculptural shapes

Sculptural shapes

(4 images)
New Focals

New Focals

(3 images)
Sculptural shapes

Sculptural shapes

(5 images)
May focals

May focals

(5 images)
more focals

more focals

(5 images)
Nudibranch 2

Nudibranch 2

(5 images)
More Nudis!

More Nudis!

I'm changing my 'Amoeba Series' to the 'Nudibranch Series'. They are my true inspiration. Nudibranch (rhymes with spank) are beautiful sea slugs. They are very toxic and advertise that fact with bright, striking colors/patterns. I've included pictures of these amazing little cuties.
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Nudibranch

Nudibranch

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Tundra

Tundra

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Spring Beads

Spring Beads

(4 images)
Elvish Gardens

Elvish Gardens

(5 images)
Birds

Birds

Always evolving...I've changed the body shape to more of a cylinder and I've given a couple of these birds crests on their heads.
(3 images)
Cactus Blooms

Cactus Blooms

(6 images)
Eden

Eden

(5 images)
Bachelor Buttons

Bachelor Buttons

(5 images)
Tropical Birds

Tropical Birds

(4 images)
Spring Ahead

Spring Ahead

Happy, spring beads.
(5 images)
Getting ready for Madison!

Getting ready for Madison!

Getting ready for the Art Glass and Bead Show in Madison, Wisconsin.
(3 images)
Reef fish

Reef fish

I'm craving summer and a beach vacation!
(4 images)
March Focals

March Focals

(4 images)
More March Focals

More March Focals

(4 images)
Spaced Out

Spaced Out

(4 images)
Glamourpuss

Glamourpuss

(4 images)
Clio Patra

Clio Patra

Beads made with new DH glass 'Clio'.
(4 images)
Gigi

Gigi

(3 images)
Wild Blue

Wild Blue

This bead features a new murrini I made using reactive glasses.
(4 images)
More Dodo Birds

More Dodo Birds

(4 images)
Panache

Panache

(4 images)
Baroque

Baroque

(4 images)
Dodo Bird

Dodo Bird

(1 image)
Lucy Scriu - Robot Actress

Lucy Scriu - Robot Actress

An experiment...I've been sketching robot girls.
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More Baleen Beads

More Baleen Beads

Still having fun making baleen beads inspired from Micheal Barley's tutorial.
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Baleen cont...

Baleen cont...

Experimenting with baleen beads inspired from Michael Barley's tut.
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Baleen

Baleen

Baleen beads inspired from Michael Barley's tutorial.
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Walk like a Pelican

Walk like a Pelican

Inspired by Manuela Wutschke's funny birds. I thought I'd try a pelican.
(4 images)
February Focals

February Focals

(3 images)
Ordered Chaos

Ordered Chaos

(6 images)
New focals

New focals

(4 images)
more focals

more focals

Playing with new DH odd lots yet.
(4 images)
DH Odd Lots

DH Odd Lots

Experimenting with the new odd lots from DH.
(6 images)
More DH experiments

More DH experiments

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More beads

More beads

(6 images)
Peacock II

Peacock II

(2 images)
Peacock

Peacock

(2 images)
Shard Beads

Shard Beads

Busy blowing shards...
(3 images)
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

(6 images)
Enamels & DH

Enamels & DH

(4 images)
totem pink

totem pink

(2 images)
Color Play

Color Play

(4 images)
Radioactive

Radioactive

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November Birds

November Birds

(4 images)
December Beads

December Beads

(5 images)
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

(4 images)
October Lentils

October Lentils

(6 images)
Stormed Beads

Stormed Beads

Beads made with stormed dots from Amy Kinsch - AKDesigns tutorial.
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Dichro Blooms

Dichro Blooms

Astro Blooms w/dichro.
(4 images)
Greenworld

Greenworld

(2 images)
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Sept. focals

Sept. focals

(6 images)
More Sept. focals

More Sept. focals

(6 images)
more tropical birds

more tropical birds

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Jupiter Moons

Jupiter Moons

More Fall colors!
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Maui Memories

Maui Memories

Inspired by a recent trip to Maui - what an island paradise! This bead has blue sparkling waves inside of it and my own hand-pulled murrini adorn the side representing Hawaiian lei flowers.
(3 images)
Tropical Birds

Tropical Birds

Still making birds! The basis for this design comes from Jen Gelards tut. I've made a few changes to reflect my own style.
(5 images)
Tropical Birds II

Tropical Birds II

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Hawiian Beads

Hawiian Beads

(8 images)
Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

I've been on a bird kick lately...flamingos, peacocks, song birds....
(2 images)
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Invasion

Invasion

Flowbots! Invasion from Minneglasspolis.
(4 images)
Owl

Owl

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Lil' Hummer

Lil' Hummer

(3 images)
Flamingo

Flamingo

(2 images)
July Focals

July Focals

(4 images)
Peacock

Peacock

I finally found another use for my Leonardo Petal Puller! Peacock tails!
(3 images)
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Big Betty Astro Bloom

Big Betty Astro Bloom

She is a little taller than the rest at a little over 2.25 inches (59mm).
(4 images)
First Peacock

First Peacock

(First attempt).
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More June Astro Blooms

More June Astro Blooms

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June Blooms

June Blooms

More Astro Bloom focals!
(5 images)
More June focals

More June focals

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June Focals

June Focals

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God Wears Pucci

God Wears Pucci

If the Devil wears Prada.....
(3 images)
More Focals

More Focals

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Pinks

Pinks

(4 images)
other focals

other focals

(4 images)
May Astro Blooms

May Astro Blooms

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May Focals

May Focals

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Astro Blooms

Astro Blooms

I was inspired by JC Herrell and Margaret Zinzer's article in The Flow. I donned my mask and broke out the enamels! I'm calling these Astro Blooms after Astro Pops with the graduating colors. Remember those? Yum.
(5 images)
More Astro Blooms

More Astro Blooms

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Darjeeling Express

Darjeeling Express

Lots of enamels and murinni.
(4 images)
Downstream

Downstream

A few other focals using enamels and shards.
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More Astro Blooms

More Astro Blooms

(5 images)
Circles and Waves

Circles and Waves

(4 images)
Okefenokee

Okefenokee

Having fun blowing shards and experimenting with color blends.
(2 images)
March

March

(9 images)
Hypno Tryst

Hypno Tryst

(4 images)
Lemongrass

Lemongrass

(4 images)
Pahoehoe

Pahoehoe

The movement in this bead reminded me of objects getting caught in a lava flow. Pahoehoe is a Hawaiian word for a type of lava flow.
(2 images)
Clear Lake

Clear Lake

Playing with Bullseye.
(2 images)
Bullseye Pinks

Bullseye Pinks

(5 images)
Twenty Questions

Twenty Questions

(4 images)
Blues

Blues

(4 images)
Land and Sea

Land and Sea

(2 images)
Mata Hari

Mata Hari

Layers of swirling colors reminiscent of silk scarves.
(2 images)
Sparkly Malarky

Sparkly Malarky

There are four layers of glass inside this bead (beneath the detail work)giving it lots of depth and interest. It took a looooong time to make but I liked how it turned out. :)
(2 images)
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Absinthe

Absinthe

I used reactive shards on this bead. The silvered glass on the top half ended up with a green glow so I named it after the infamous green drink.
(2 images)
Gold Leaf Beads

Gold Leaf Beads

I love gold leaf encased over transparent colors. These are all named after famous rivers. I'm still playing with different color combos...
(8 images)
More Focals...

More Focals...

(5 images)
Green Parrot

Green Parrot

Inspired by Jen Gelard's tut and modified to make it my own.
(3 images)
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Hector - My first bird!

Hector - My first bird!

This is my first bird from Jen Gelard's great tutorial.
(4 images)
Tinsel Time

Tinsel Time

Holiday beads! Inspired by Sarah Hornik's 'Think Pink' tutorial.
(3 images)
Tinsel Blue

Tinsel Blue

(3 images)
I Say Hello

I Say Hello

(2 images)
Tinsel Dreams

Tinsel Dreams

(2 images)
More Kimono Beads

More Kimono Beads

(4 images)
Kimono

Kimono

(3 images)
Yangtze

Yangtze

These focals incorporate the 'Raindrop' technique I learned from Sislonski's tutorial. Thank you, Shari!
(8 images)
New Owls

New Owls

A couple of new owls. I like this sideways looking pose with the wing in front.
(2 images)
Talisman

Talisman

(4 images)
Barn Owl

Barn Owl

My first owl - Barney.
(1 image)
Sea Bed

Sea Bed

(2 images)
Satake Focals

Satake Focals

I took Jeff Barber's Satake class at the B&B Show - great class, great teacher! These are some of the beads I made in class.
(5 images)
June focals

June focals

Still playing with Satake.
(4 images)
Pin Blossoms

Pin Blossoms

More Pin Blossom brooches made with vintage enameled components and my lampwork beads in the center.
(8 images)
Still More May Focals

Still More May Focals

(5 images)
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Miss Squid II

Miss Squid II

(2 images)
Lampwork Pins

Lampwork Pins

Vintage floral components with lampwork disc-bead centers.
(5 images)
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Party Dots

Party Dots

Fun swirls with gobs of dots! One dot, two dot, red dot, blue dot....
(4 images)
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Visible Thoughts

Visible Thoughts

One more for the Visible Thoughts series. This is Lola in Love.
(2 images)
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Visible Thoughts

Visible Thoughts

Driving in the car the other day, another driver failed to use their blinker for a turn (my pet peeve) and I said "What ARE they thinking?". I started thinking about what it would be like if you could actually SEE peoples thoughts. That's what these beads are about. Instead of wearing your 'heart on your sleeve', they are wearing their thoughts on their heads.
(5 images)
Shifting Blue

Shifting Blue

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Point-of-View Blasters

Point-of-View Blasters

For Douglas Adams fans! When fired, the Point-of-view gun causes the target to experience the point of view of the wielder.
(7 images)
Painted Desert Series

Painted Desert Series

Bullseye Odd Lot colors. Named after the coordinating silk ribbon from Jamn Glass.
(8 images)
Garden

Garden

A garden of hand-pulled murrini and a few twisties too.
(2 images)
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Flower Child

Flower Child

Wild 60's colors!
(2 images, 1 comment)
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In My Clutches

In My Clutches

Sweet Squid has this heart in his clutches.
(4 images)
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Octo Miss

Octo Miss

Her blue bandana was a mistake, I thought I'd grabbed a black stringer. But I like how she turned out. She's got attitude!
(2 images, 1 comment)
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Happy 2008!

Happy 2008!

I named this bead 'Happy New Year' because the bright colors are very feastive and cheerful. To me, it screams CELEBRATE!
(3 images)
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Vintage brooch/pendants with lampwork bead centers.

Vintage brooch/pendants with lampwork bead centers.

I've always collected vintage jewelry - I love it! Antique shopping with my mom and sisters is one of my favorite things to do. I decided to combine my love for all things vintage and my passion for lampworking in these fun new creations.
(4 images)
More Tinsel!

More Tinsel!

(6 images)
Miss Squid Loves Her Treasure

Miss Squid Loves Her Treasure

I've been thinking about octopus/squid beads for a while. This one has Miss Squid holding a lentil filled with gold leaf.
(3 images, 1 comment)
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Can't Let You Go

Can't Let You Go

Another from my Squid series.
(4 images)
Blooms

Blooms

I made some larger flower beads to go with my new Michal S. pendant. Michal's work can be found in Etsy under username - MichalS
(4 images)
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Focals using - Bullseye Odd Lots

Focals using - Bullseye Odd Lots

(5 images)
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Autumn

Autumn

I made some off-mandrel leaves for gifts to give to my friends at our annual Autumnal Dinner Party. The colors really popped in the natural sunlight.
(7 images)
Mind Frames

Mind Frames

Having fun with some dichro and gold leaf I picked up at the Gathering.
(4 images)
Trellis

Trellis

I broke out my CZs to accent some new twisty cylinders.
(4 images)
September Lentil Focals

September Lentil Focals

Finally broke out the Bullseye Freaky-Streaky pack from the gathering. I just returned from vacationing in the Florida Keys so these have sea inspired names.
(7 images)
Tide Pool Ring

Tide Pool Ring

I took Diego Bottacin's class on glass rings at the Gathering. Very fun and informative class - I highly recommend it! I really like this bold design. Can't wait to experiment some more...
(3 images)
Audubon's Flamingo

Audubon's Flamingo

Inspired by John James Audubon.
(4 images)
Flowbot - girls

Flowbot - girls

These were a custom order for a client's daughters.
(5 images, 2 comments)
Invasion from Minneglasspolis!

Invasion from Minneglasspolis!

These are my new Flowbot creatures from Minneglasspolis. They were created out of my love of all things sci-fi. I'm hoping to do a whole series of these little guys. I love the 'zippers' down the front of their space suits! I started adding a little something to the backsides giving the Flowbots...flowbutts!
(11 images)

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