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~Naos~ Glass's Gallery

~Naos~ Glass's Gallery

Posted by Naos Glass on 3/12/2006
 Featured by West End Designs
See something you like? I do accept Custom Orders! Email me at: buddha@tde.com

2003-2005 years of glasswork available at GlassArtists.org

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New Large sets

New Large sets

Made To Order sets in differing designs - perfect for stocking up for the holidays and for making matching sets!
(8 images)
TUTORIALS AVAILABLE

TUTORIALS AVAILABLE

I have written three tutorials this Summer on some of my most popular designs. They are available for purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/Na0sGlass
(3 images)
Isla Bonita

Isla Bonita

A set created for European System bracelets and necklaces like Pandora, Trollbeads, Zable, Biagi, Chamilia, Lovelinks and more...
(6 images)
BHBs - week of Feb 22nd

BHBs - week of Feb 22nd

Here's the latest designs for Pandora Troll Biagi Chamilia Zable and other systems! All are available for custom order.
(7 images)
Pandora, Trollbeads, Chamilia and Biagi

Pandora, Trollbeads, Chamilia and Biagi

These beads have 5mm holes, some with rivets on each side. They also work very well with ribbons, cords and necklaces.
(22 images)
March 8th - Pandora Troll Biagi Chamilia Zable Beads

March 8th - Pandora Troll Biagi Chamilia Zable Beads

More new styles - most of these can be recreated.
(8 images)
Pandora/Trollbeads

Pandora/Trollbeads

Most of these are available for custom order. Just email me at: buddha@tde.com
(13 images)
Summer Florals for Pandora/Trollbeads

Summer Florals for Pandora/Trollbeads

Lots of new color combos!
(10 images)
All New Pandora Trollbeads Chamilia Focals

All New Pandora Trollbeads Chamilia Focals

The latest in my line of beads for European necklace and bracelet systems...
(6 images)
Harvest - European Charm Bead Set

Harvest - European Charm Bead Set

Fits Pandora, Trollbeads, etc
(5 images)
NEW! Made To Order Sets

NEW! Made To Order Sets

These sets are available for order on Etsy or eBay (just search for "naos"). Turn-around time is 10 business days (aka two weeks).
(10 images)
Beads with Barnacles

Beads with Barnacles

I'm having a lot of fun adding raised elements to my designs!
(8 images)
The Poet

The Poet

OOAK! Now what has caused the frustrated expression on this face? Does my muse protest? Heehee! I saw the face immediately in this piece and was overjoyed! I love when the glass speaks! A multitude of shards was used for this bicone focal, creating lovely dramatic patches of color! Colors include Cream, Khaki, Rust, Burgundy, Turquoise, and Blue Gray. Five fossil-like Barnacles are randomly placed, for texture and visual interest.
(5 images)
Indian Summer

Indian Summer

Summer just keeps hanging on but you can feel the change, just a little bit...
(9 images)
Healing Hands - new shape!

Healing Hands - new shape!

I've been playing with a new shape for the Healing Hands and new elements...
(6 images)
Sea Money

Sea Money

I must thank both Diane Woodall and Becky Mason for their excellent tutorial on this bead. I made mine a little differently but their tut was certainly the inspiration! This handmade glass Sand Dollar is a wonderfully sculpted piece, with lots of visual and tactile texture. The base glass is a lovely Creamy Ivory with a hint of fine silver in one spot. The back is flat with no decoration.
(3 images)
Custom work for July 2010

Custom work for July 2010

Had a rather large order from my first bead store - woohoo!
(10 images)
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Mosaic

Mosaic

This eclectic set of puffy squares and tile tab beads features gorgeous blend of celestial colors and fine silver! Lapis Blue, Beach Sand, Dark Grape, Opalescent Pink and other colors are present in the beads. The high fine-silver content gives three of the beads stardust sparkle. Most beads are etched for a matte finish, some portions of beads have been left shiny.
(5 images)
Lanterns

Lanterns

In shades of Grape, Topaz, Ink Blue, Tomato Red and Teal, this striking and glowing set features evenly-sized rondelles with wonderful black scroll-work and dots. The white cores illuminate the designs from the inside out.
(5 images)
Marrakesh, Aghmat, Pasha and others

Marrakesh, Aghmat, Pasha and others

New Pandora-sized beads, using stringer from Ginnovations. Extremely limited production and not available for custom order.
(5 images)
Cobalt Sparkle

Cobalt Sparkle

Intense Cobalt with dichroic lines (and/or dots) for sparkle!
(5 images)
Atoms

Atoms

A fun set inspired by Lori Peterson's Candy Jacks tutorial (on LE).
(5 images)
Metropolis

Metropolis

Unisex beads, created with an Industrial feel and lots of metallic shine!
(5 images)
Antiquity Series 2010

Antiquity Series 2010

Adding some new additions to this series. :)
(3 images)
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Radiant

Radiant

Mirror-finish rondelles with scroll work
(4 images)
Shri

Shri

A Reiki Healing Hand with Lapis and Lime...
(4 images)
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Antiquity Series - Saqqara

Antiquity Series - Saqqara

An Eye of Horus design in Copper Green and enamels with silver wire
(3 images)
Sparklers

Sparklers

A new set of Sparklers with gorgeous colors for any season!
(5 images)
Fire Opals - June 2010

Fire Opals - June 2010

Here are some more Fire Opal in the Puffy Square shape...
(6 images)
May 2010 Fire Opals

May 2010 Fire Opals

I am exploring this design further, with new shapes and getting brighter fire and cooler opalescent blues...
(4 images)
Summer Garden Florals

Summer Garden Florals

I've been trying to make decent florals for almost a decade. Finally, with the help of Lauscha Soft Clear, I think I did it - and on my HotHead to boot!
(5 images)
Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

A new mini-set of florals with differing base glass and petal colors
(4 images)
New florals!

New florals!

Yeah, now that I can make them, I'm kind of stuck on them! :)
(8 images)
Nebulosis

Nebulosis

A neat design in a scrumptious Purple Pink!
(5 images)
Sea Ferns

Sea Ferns

A pretty botanical, fossil-like design - perfect for seed beads and semi-precious stones like agate and petrified wood.
(4 images)
Traditional Naos-style focals

Traditional Naos-style focals

Yes, I still do these! ;)
(3 images)
March 17th - new Pandora Troll Biagi Chamilia Zable beads

March 17th - new Pandora Troll Biagi Chamilia Zable beads

Most of these can be recreated - just ask me! :D
(12 images)
Round Focals

Round Focals

Some new round focals
(8 images)
Fire Opals

Fire Opals

A new design I will continue to work on...
(4 images)
Arbor Day!  April 30th

Arbor Day! April 30th

Plant or hug a tree!
(4 images)
Focals in the Round

Focals in the Round

Rare focals from me because they're round! Haven't done these in years! :)
(5 images)
Aura

Aura

Encased glass with opalescent effects
(5 images)
Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

Another new design I will be expanding upon :)
(6 images)
Promises

Promises

Wow I haven't updated in a while! Anyhoo, these are new sets using several types of Silver Glass.
(6 images)
Frost

Frost

Partially etched encased silver-glass rondelles. :)
(5 images)
Namaste Reiki Healing Hand

Namaste Reiki Healing Hand

Using rare River Rock as abase, with enamels, silver and Dark Silver Plum symbols
(3 images)
American Indian Tribal Beads

American Indian Tribal Beads

These are test beads for a new line of designs.
(4 images)
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NEW!  Orchid

NEW! Orchid

Elegant and feminine, this set evokes a soft, almost cashmere-like feel for the eyes! Palest Powder Pink, luscious Orchid Purple, rich Golden Peach and Crystal-encased rounds of beautifully blended pastel tones... There are also fine silver dots in there for added sparkle.
(5 images)
NEW!  Sea Breeze Series

NEW! Sea Breeze Series

An evocation of cool breezes on sandy beaches in exotic locales! A feminine, pretty set, these beads feature the textures and colors of a soothing getaway!
(7 images)
New Earring Pairs!

New Earring Pairs!

In Lava and Marble designs!
(4 images)
Sly Diamonds

Sly Diamonds

Fine silver stars, heavily encased, over a black background.
(5 images)
Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Heavily encased silver glass with metallic glass accents
(5 images)
Family Tree

Family Tree

Rooted in the Earth, Trees have a connection to the pulse of the planet itself. They are symbols of protection, Nature's gifts, family and deep roots.
(4 images)
Nebulosity Bead Pair

Nebulosity Bead Pair

A lovely Purple Pink base with pretty webbing design
(4 images)
Chunky Morsels

Chunky Morsels

Thick rounds that would make a knock-out bracelet!
(4 images)
Custom Healing Hands

Custom Healing Hands

I ran a special to celebrate the New Year and here are the results!
(12 images)
Peacock Focals

Peacock Focals

Dark Silver Plum with Black Metallic for radiant, long-lasting color!
(6 images)
Arctic Wind

Arctic Wind

A lovely, stormy ocean scene! Rolling waves are highlighted by a string of shiny fine silver dots, meant to mimic the sea spray catching the light.
(4 images)
Shine II

Shine II

Organically-shaped beads made of pure reduced Triton
(5 images)
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Evren (cosmos)

Evren (cosmos)

Great earthy colors in this one!
(4 images)
Chanarong

Chanarong

The latest addition to the Petroglyph series - featuring a primitive buffalo on one side and a warrior on the other.
(4 images)
All New Petroglyphs

All New Petroglyphs

New additions to the series and few remakes...
(7 images)
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Mars

Mars

A deep cherry red with lots of silver and coral
(4 images)
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Puzzle

Puzzle

A playful mix of Dark Ivory, Steel Blue and Corals
(4 images)
Majestic Tree Focal

Majestic Tree Focal

A nice sturdy Tree with lovely rainbow metallic highlights!
(4 images)
Sliders

Sliders

Fun off-mandrel beads in lovely earthy organic tones!
(4 images)
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Eventide

Eventide

A beautiful blend of saturated colors using Janet's Motley shards
(4 images)
Sahara

Sahara

A lovely accidental reaction that I will be employing in the future. :)
(4 images)
Mystic - A Tree of Life Totem

Mystic - A Tree of Life Totem

Using silver glass, this Tree has near opalescent qualities...
(4 images)
Nakshatra (Star) Healing Hand Focal

Nakshatra (Star) Healing Hand Focal

A bit of a different style on the hand...
(4 images)
Dona Ana

Dona Ana

A continuation of this southwest style
(4 images)
Miu

Miu

Soft feathery look on a dusty Lavender background...
(4 images)
Arctic Seas III

Arctic Seas III

Oceanic landscape focal with fine silver wire
(4 images)
Star Bright

Star Bright

(4 images)
Shangri-La Tree

Shangri-La Tree

A custom piece
(4 images)
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The Black Pearl

The Black Pearl

See the masts of the Black Pearl peeking through the storm clouds? ;)
(4 images)
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Framework

Framework

Using Jennifer Geldard's Window Bead tut
(4 images)
More Crowns

More Crowns

Still playing with Amy's technique...
(10 images)
Under The Sea III

Under The Sea III

One of my favorite styles to create, always available for custom orders. :)
(4 images)
Recent Custom Work - 09/09

Recent Custom Work - 09/09

Here are the results from some recent orders...
(5 images)
Crown of Eos

Crown of Eos

A large-hole focal using the Storm technique - hole is 13mm wide
(6 images)
Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

A frigid field of Turquoise Ice is crossed by a flashy River of Flame. In the middle, is the path to the Tree of Knowledge... placing you Between Two Worlds on your way to enlightenment... It's a hard road sometimes, you feel the chill and the heat but when you get to your destination, you realize that there was no other path you could've traveled...
(4 images)
Niharika

Niharika

A Reiki Healing Hand Focal with stylized OM symbol on the back
(4 images)
Even More Crowns

Even More Crowns

Still having way too much fun with Amy's tutorial
(4 images)
Arctic Sea

Arctic Sea

In celebration of the coming chilly months, this focal was created to mimic the look of a stormy Winter ocean scene. The "sea" feature hints of Teal, Black and Olive, as well as Cream and Sky Blue - very pretty! Etched for a lovely matte finish.
(4 images)
Spirit Dweller II

Spirit Dweller II

One of the funnest things you can do with glass it cut it with shears. You can create all sorts of neat shapes with this process, like the bead featured here.
(4 images)
Kadhi Reiki Healing Hand

Kadhi Reiki Healing Hand

Another Reiki Master Healing Hand, with oceanic feel
(4 images)
Transition Tree

Transition Tree

A new Tree Of Life bead, marking the comparison between the human and the natural world - the natural need for hibernation and to emerge when the elements are kinder, gentler...
(4 images)
Avanindra Healing Hand

Avanindra Healing Hand

An earthy Reiki Master focal, using silver glass for the symbols
(4 images)
Madeleine's Crown

Madeleine's Crown

A pretty iridescent Crown focal made with Amy's Storm tut
(4 images)
Usuki II

Usuki II

With Japanese-style flair, this elegant focal features the glitter and richness of 22K gold! Aqua enamel and black glass make a wonderful to contrast to the gold as well as the antiqued white base.

I do custom orders for this style! :D
(5 images)
Sultana

Sultana

Gorgeous, rich colors and a sumptuous design...
(4 images)
Horizon

Horizon

A different take on this design, using silver-glass murrini
(4 images)
Under The Sea II

Under The Sea II

Six "jellyfish" murrini swim through the waters of a calm sea!
(4 images)
Harvest Glyphs

Harvest Glyphs

Organic colors for Fall
(4 images)
Earring Pairs

Earring Pairs

Available for custom orders
(6 images)
Horizon

Horizon

Silver-glass murrini with enamels and silvered Ivory
(4 images)
Crowns - Storm Technique Focals

Crowns - Storm Technique Focals

Using Amy Kinsch's Taking Reduction Glass By Storm tut
(3 images)
Solok

Solok

A tribal feel over lots of silver
(4 images)
Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Oceanic depths with a lovely magnifying porthole dot!
(5 images)
Shedding Skin

Shedding Skin

SSSsssSSSsss.. Wonderful earthy tones in this focal! :) A groovy snake skin pattern is created using 99% silver mesh. The base glass is the new Effetre color, Sandstone.
(4 images)
Red Tide II

Red Tide II

A beautiful, dark red background is the frame for a lovely ocean scene. Curling waves and sea spray are seen in Denim Blue and Cream tones.
(4 images)
Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen

This focal features the rich colors of Fall / Autumn in such shades as Rust, Patina Green, Aspen Leaf and Powder Pink. Lots of fine silver throughout. It reminds me of fallen trees with lichen growing on them and the sparkle of morning dew.
(4 images)
Indian River

Indian River

A dark Turquoise "river" flows around the Dark Ivory base glass, with hints of Coral and Steel Gray throughout. Lots of silver for sparkle and added interest
(4 images)
Morsels

Morsels

In several different styles, this little set packs a nice organic punch for Autumn
(5 images)
Custom Dark Silver Plum set

Custom Dark Silver Plum set

Proud of this one - custom set made with Dark Silver Plum and Black Metallic shards
(4 images)
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Neptune

Neptune

A glossy beauty, this oceanic focal features waves of gorgeous blues and greens along with fine silver sparkle.
(4 images)
Revenant

Revenant

A rare barrel focal from me, this one features a lovely Orange Sherbet base, wrapped in mysterious and smoky shards in tones of Chocolate, Cream and Blue Gray
(4 images)
Red Tide

Red Tide

A beautiful, dark red background is the frame for a lovely ocean scene. Curling waves and sea spray are seen in Denim Blue and Cream tones
(4 images)
Truffle

Truffle

A luxuriant Powder Pink base is wrapped in a delicious blend of Dark, Milk and White Chocolate tones.
(4 images)
Plasma Stream

Plasma Stream

A dusty purple/pink base glass is the backdrop for streams of Goldenrod Yellow and Deep Lapis Blue. Perfect for Fall / Autumn designs.
(4 images)
Vapor Trails

Vapor Trails

Over a lovely Cream base glass, vapory clouds of Denim, Teal, Sand and Olive blend together for a soothing effect. A band of tiny fine silver dots runs around the circumference of the bed, adding a bit of sparkle to the mystery.
(4 images)
Galactica

Galactica

A gorgeous blend of Turquoise and Wheat tones over a silvered black base
(4 images)
Genesis

Genesis

A cellular wonderland! Deep Lapis Blue plays with Golden hues over a gray/brown base glass. Lots of little "cells" of color. Lots of all-seeing eyes in this piece.
(4 images)
Custom work - recent

Custom work - recent

Here's all the custom work I've done recently... :)
(7 images)
Exotic Sunset

Exotic Sunset

Like a sunset on some other world!
(4 images)
Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

A beautiful stormy riot of oceanic colors!
(4 images)
Starlight Mist

Starlight Mist

Rustic and organic, this sculpted tabular focal features dots of fine silver wire framed by a misty silver cloud.
(4 images)
Lichen

Lichen

This bead has the look of lichen growing on a rock!
(4 images)
Plum Rose

Plum Rose

A new twist - black metallic shards instead of Dark Silver Plum
(4 images)
Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

With the colors of the high desert!
(4 images)
Dendera

Dendera

More metallic black on DSP
(4 images)
Tigerfly

Tigerfly

A cross between a Tiger and a butterfly?
(4 images)
Morsels

Morsels

Another fun mix of different styles I do - just in smaller rounds
(4 images)
The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

This one has sold and is one of a kind...see the birds?
(4 images)
Cosmos Bubbles

Cosmos Bubbles

A pair using the "sugar" glass frit I've had laying around for a year! LOL
(4 images)
Papyrus

Papyrus

Like old parchment on a dusty pink base...
(4 images)
Cancun Pools

Cancun Pools

A new design for me in this matching pair!
(4 images)
Zeus

Zeus

Stormy skies on Mount Olympus
(4 images)
Lantern

Lantern

A classic red and black combo with raku murrini
(4 images)
Plasma

Plasma

A truly groovy design! A dusty purple/pink base glass is the backdrop for rivers of Goldenrod Yellow and Deep Lapis Blue. The many cells of the reaction make this one definitely one-of-a-kind.
(4 images)
Denim Shard

Denim Shard

A lovely base of blue/gray, accented with Denim Blues and Cream tones
(4 images)
Neapolitan II

Neapolitan II

A pretty tube focal with hints of Lavender, Peach and Gray. Silvered Ivory and enamels, too!
(4 images)
Soyeux

Soyeux

A feminine beauty, this powdery pink focal features swirls of silver-infused Ivory shards.
(4 images)
Selling off my personal collection

Selling off my personal collection

These beads are available on eBay as BINs - right now, I have listed work from Jennifer Geldard and L&S Arts. More will be listed in the future.
(3 images)
Star Light

Star Light

Another celestial keeper! On a blue gray backdrop, nebulous swirls appear like a glimpse into the birth of the Universe. Gaseous clouds of Cocoa, Cream and Denim Blue are speckled with pure silver "stars" for a cosmic effect.

(4 images)
Casbah

Casbah

Beautiful, gently-pulled murrini create a paisley like pattern on Streaky Sage glass! A fun new design that I will be exploring further! :)
(4 images)
Tribal Waves

Tribal Waves

A fun, new design here - taking my Tribal series of old and kicking it up a notch! :) Gorgeous Denim Blue, mixed with a nice Toasty Brown over a base of Ivory-color glass. Added some Bleached Blue and Black curling waves for a nice tribal design! Etched smooth!
(4 images)
Under The Sea - the latest

Under The Sea - the latest

Here's the latest version of this style...
(4 images)
Cosmic Bouquet

Cosmic Bouquet

Earth tones, murrini galaxies and plenty of silver!
(4 images)
Child's Play

Child's Play

Bright mismatched colors from a child's palette!
(4 images)
Night Blooms Cabochon

Night Blooms Cabochon

A Dark red and black cab featuring murrini from JetAge Studio! :D
(4 images)
Peaches N Cream

Peaches N Cream

Butter Opal Yellow with Silvered Coral
(4 images)
Morsels

Morsels

A mini-set of morsels
(3 images)
Ze - Reiki Master Healing Hand Focal

Ze - Reiki Master Healing Hand Focal

Through a Tunnel of Light to a Higher Dimension
(4 images)
Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

Desert flair!
(4 images)
Korstmossen

Korstmossen

Lichen-like effects with fabulous colors and lots of silver!
(6 images)
Hubble's Cosmos

Hubble's Cosmos

Lots of nebulae, star nurseries and galaxies - plenty of silver stars, too!
(4 images)
Badlands

Badlands

The colors near the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert in Arizona!
(4 images)
Mojave Flame

Mojave Flame

Sunset colors merge over a rustic backdrop in this wonderful, glass bead!
(4 images)
Tide Pools

Tide Pools

This is a bead you want to hold and stare at, picking out all the wondrous details! Kind of like walking around tide pools and looking for life among the rocks. :)
(4 images)
Under The Sea IV

Under The Sea IV

More fun with JetAge Studio murrini! :)
(4 images)
New Earring Pairs

New Earring Pairs

Available for custom orders! :D
(12 images)
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Water Lilies

Water Lilies

Impressionist color, like a Monet painting. :)
(4 images)
Under The Sea III

Under The Sea III

Murky depths with 6 "jellyfish" murrini! :)
(4 images)
Morsels

Morsels

Tasty little beads made with Murrini, shards and fine silver foil.
(5 images)
Cause & Effect

Cause & Effect

A tiny Infinity symbol showed up in this one! :D
(4 images)
Medallion

Medallion

A rare lentil-shaped focal from me, made entirely of Dark Silver Plum glass
(5 images)
Solitaire - Tree of Life Totem

Solitaire - Tree of Life Totem

This Tree issues a silent invitation to join it. to sit beneath it's wide branches and contemplate the meaning of the Universe. :)
(5 images)
New Cabochons

New Cabochons

Some new cabochons for you. :)
(3 images)
Found

Found

I love it when glass looks like stone!
(4 images)
Tarangini

Tarangini

Healing Hand and OM symbol over a wavy, oceanic backdrop!
(4 images)
Under The Sea

Under The Sea

Jellyfish swimming through the murky depths with seashells and rocks on the bottom of the ocean floor!
(4 images)
Atlantis Healing Hand

Atlantis Healing Hand

Watery Blues and Greens for this Reiki Healing Hand
(4 images)
Fern

Fern

This beautiful, elegant bead features a fern-like pattern of dark silver lines.
(5 images)
Jewel

Jewel

A beautiful, elongated oval-shaped metallic beauty! All Dark Silver Plum!
(6 images)
Taos

Taos

A lovely blend of Southwest colors with interesting reactions!
(4 images)
Serenity Beach

Serenity Beach

Cloudy sky, rocky beach, a solitary stroll...
(4 images)
Nebula II

Nebula II

Another cosmic bead with star field and nebula! :)
(4 images)
Chiffon II

Chiffon II

Dusty Pink, mixed with Cream, Teal and Olive!
(4 images)
Proto

Proto

For Proto-type? Proto-zoa?

Raku Murrini over shards on Ivory!
(4 images)
Yuuki (Hope)

Yuuki (Hope)

Bear gives us permission to retreat to the Soul Cave, to heal and emerge renewed and refreshed for more challenges.
(4 images)
Pop Art

Pop Art

A groovy blend of murrini and shards! :)
(4 images)
Iced Mocha

Iced Mocha

Mouth-watering! This luscious focal features a wrap of Deep Cocoa and Cream over a Blue-Gray base glass. Fine silver dots circle around the bead for a bit of sparkle. Would be great with blue jeans or formal! :)
(4 images)
Sea Spirit

Sea Spirit

A moment of oceanic beauty captured in glass! The ever watchful eyes of the Spirit of the Sea is in this one! :)

(4 images)
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Mystic River

Mystic River

A beautiful creamy Ivory base tone is the perfect backdrop for "streams" and "whirlpools" of Steel and Denim Blue. Lots of silver content!
(4 images)
Pop tArt

Pop tArt

The second helping of this new series! :)
(4 images)
Recent Custom Work

Recent Custom Work

Here's a bunch of recent custom work I have done. Always open to orders. :)
(10 images)
Supernova

Supernova

Using Indian Feathers shards from Lbsupplys.com
(4 images)
Circle Of Life Tree Totem

Circle Of Life Tree Totem

Double-sided!
(3 images)
Ice Garden Duo

Ice Garden Duo

Lovely cool colors with a floral feel
(6 images)
Cosmic Waves

Cosmic Waves

A beautiful view of the oceanic nature of the Universe!
(4 images)
Atala

Atala

The firm stable Earth, with a Healing Hand and Om symbol for meditation.
(4 images)
Sea Flower

Sea Flower

Rocky shore and swirling waters...a moment of oceanic beauty captured in glass!
(4 images)
Horizon

Horizon

Dusty Pink focal with enamels and murrini from Renee @ Jet Age Studio! :)
(4 images)
Green Dragons

Green Dragons

Olive scales over Dark Ivory with silver framing.
(4 images)
The Bodhi Tree III

The Bodhi Tree III

This one is listed on Etsy at na0sglass.etsy.com
(3 images)
Usuki

Usuki

With a touch of 22K gold!
(5 images)
Ice Garden III

Ice Garden III

Pretty pseudo-floral focal with silvery waves
(4 images)
Plum Roses

Plum Roses

A delicious blend of rare Amber Rose glass and Dark Silver Plum shards
(4 images)
Egyptian Ferns

Egyptian Ferns

A beautiful botanical look, this focal brings out the colors of Egypt - Turquoise and Gold. Hints of Rust, Gray and Light Brown are also present. Lots of tiny dots of pure silver over the surface for some sparkle, too! :)
(4 images)
Healing Tree

Healing Tree

Sometimes, there's nothing more healing than sitting beneath a tree and being one with the Earth around you.
(4 images)
Kala

Kala

A Reiki Palm Master Healing Hand focal is glossy finish with great earth tones!
(4 images)
Tapestries Earring Pair

Tapestries Earring Pair

I've started doing more earring pairs and posting them to eBay or Etsy. :)
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Peacock

Peacock

Dark Silver Plum with Dark Silver Plum shards!
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Lava

Lava

Dark Cinnamon Coral with Silvered Coral shards
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Romany

Romany

A lovely blend of mixed designs and colors!
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Dolphin Dreams

Dolphin Dreams

A great dolphin totem showed up in this one! :)
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Adya

Adya

Mother-Earth colors for this Reiki Healing Hand
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Bodhi Tree

Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi Tree is a symbol of liberation on a soul level.
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Cosmic Garden

Cosmic Garden

Impressionist flowers in Spring hues over a lovely Olive base.
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The Best of 2008

The Best of 2008

Out of all the beads of 2008, these are my favorites! :)
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Kazuhiro

Kazuhiro

Abundance - something we could all agree we need right now! ;)
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Karta

Karta

Reminds me of a satellite photo, complete with peninsulas and oceans...
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Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Bright Poppy base with silvered coral shards!
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Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen

I see a few fairies in this one, as well as dragons, verdigris leaves, a duck on the back and little gnomes... ok, well, maybe I don't see any gnomes but still, it's a lovely magical piece, on the palest of pinks with gorgeous colors and some reflective areas. :)
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Crystal Trail

Crystal Trail

A new organic set using Blue Silver leaf and various earth-toned glass! :)
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Star Gazer

Star Gazer

Nebulous clouds and star nurseries...to gaze into the depths of the Universe... Oh, to journey through it's secrets!!
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Green Dragons

Green Dragons

Olive scale beads for earrings! :)
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Rites of Spring

Rites of Spring

Beautiful, bright veiled cane from Wendy Inman...
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Avani Healing Hand Focal

Avani Healing Hand Focal

Currently on Etsy!
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Nakini

Nakini

A new Reiki Healing Hand focal for Masters and those learning the process. :)
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Iravati

Iravati

Bear is a wonderfully understanding totem. In times of adversity or change, Bear gives us permission to retreat to the Soul Cave...to lick our wounds and take all the time we need to process no matter what others think. Bears says it's OK to lay low and heal so that we may emerge with a renewed sense of purpose and hope for the future.
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Purple Dragons

Purple Dragons

Yeah, dragons can be purple! ;)
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Silent Oak

Silent Oak

Attuned to the magnificent silence of the perfect, solitary day. :)
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Rising Sun II

Rising Sun II

Love this poppy glass! :)
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Raku Dragon Scales

Raku Dragon Scales

Copper Green with Raku over SIS
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Spear of Destiny

Spear of Destiny

Me and my Tin Foil Hat! ~wink~ I love conspiracies, secret societies and magical relics. So color me tickled that a spear-like image showed up in this focal. Reminds me of the legends of the Spear of Destiny and the Knights Templar! Definitely one-of-a-kind - this bead can never be repeated!
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Precipice

Precipice

Made with new color, Effetre Mocha.
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Designer Special for November

Designer Special for November

I offer Designer Specials each month on eBay. You choose one set, one 3-bead set and one focal. These are the results of the latest order...
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Sea Ferns

Sea Ferns

Swaying Aqua and Wheat colored fronds, with lots of silvery sparkle!
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Wormwood

Wormwood

Dark Silver Plum with Dark Silver Plum shards - reminds me of an asteroid or meteorite.
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Om

Om

A Reiki Palm Master Healing Hand with stylized Om symbol
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River

River

Curdled Ivory with a single Terra stripe
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Shine

Shine

Just pure Double Helix Triton
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Glacier

Glacier

A pretty frosty Arctic bead for the Season! :)
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Bakura

Bakura

A Thunderbolt Reiki Palm Master focal
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Gypsy Cosmos

Gypsy Cosmos

A beautiful scene! Trails of pure silver stars spread across the Universe with nebulous clouds of color in their path... Earthy shades flow back and forth across the bead, each interacting with one another in delightful ways. A fabulous lineup of colors here: Cobalt/Lapis, Peach, Cream, hints of Olive and Seafoam...I think this focal lends itself well to seed beads, silver, maybe even some fancy silks or novelty yarns...
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Sparklers!

Sparklers!

I haven't made these in ages!
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Ancient Oak

Ancient Oak

How many have sat under this old, leaning tree, contemplating the landscape and the sky? Oh, the stories it could tell! Giver of life and friend.
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Karishma

Karishma

A Reiki Healing Hand focal. Karishma means "Miracle" in Sanskrit.
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Solar Tiger Cabochon

Solar Tiger Cabochon

Flat back cab, pre-roughened for epoxy!
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Star Gate

Star Gate

A rip in the fabric of space and time... Sparkling stars line the path as you take your celestial journey.
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Journey - Reiki Healing Hand Duo

Journey - Reiki Healing Hand Duo

Reiki Palm Master focal with matching accent spacer!
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Byzantium

Byzantium

Ancient style! Rustic, earthy, and organic... Lots of beautiful designs and colors in this set. Round and chunky in shape, these organic beauties feature fine silver, shards, enamels - a myriad of different effects. Colors present include Opal Yellow, Tomato Bisque, Frosty Gray, and Transparent Olive among others! All extra components (Bone and Greek beads included)!
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Peacock

Peacock

Pure DSP goodness. :)
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Ice Garden

Ice Garden

An Icy Garden, still full of life, even in the depths of Winter...
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Fossil Ferns

Fossil Ferns

Like a collectible specimen, this beautiful bead mimics the look of fossils trapped in limestone. The rustic earth tones, sparkle of fine silver and swaying botanical theme make this piece a must-have!
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Fabric of Time - on Etsy

Fabric of Time - on Etsy

With such great reactions on either side of the bead, this Autumnal beauty is perfect for the any season. Rich shades of Lavender, Cobalt, Rust, Mint, Cream and Daiquiri Green flow over the surface. Fine silver has been applied for sparkle and shine. The bead has a matte finish.
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Bhutan - Lampwork & Sterling Pendant

Bhutan - Lampwork & Sterling Pendant

With earthy colors and subtle designs, this organic pendant has been wired up with sterling silver components, including a gorgeous Indonesian drop. The glass focal, handmade by me, features a gorgeous flesh tone base, overlaid with fine silver and tribal designs. Rustic, yet feminine, this pendant would be an ideal gift for someone who loves history, organic colors or Indo-Asian art.

All components are Sterling Silver, including the hand-wired bail. The bail can accommodate ribbon, cording and chain up to 4mm thick.

Total length from bail to bottom of tassel is 50mm or 2 inches.
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Gypsy Cosmos

Gypsy Cosmos

Trails of pure silver stars spread across the Universe with nebulous clouds of color in their path...
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Ouragan

Ouragan

Hurricane-style swirls! A blend of bright Turquoise and Golden Rod tones, this organic tab would pair up nicely with Turquoise nuggets, silver and/or copper. Heavily silvered, it has wonderful visual texture while the surface is nice and smooth.
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Stonewashed

Stonewashed

A perfect match to jeans - Terra and Dark Ivory!
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Fade

Fade

A set that focuses on the fading shades of Fall into the Frosty colors of Winter...
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Poppy Bright

Poppy Bright

Vetrofond Poppy with beautiful shards!
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Contessa

Contessa

Beautiful Fall colors with an inner glow!
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Le Jardin (The Garden)

Le Jardin (The Garden)

An unexpected delight! On a gorgeous Teal base, watercolor-style flowers and fairy lights appear, mysteriously flowing across the surface of the glass. Actually, the fairy lights are just pure silver dots but it's a neat effect! ;)
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Waves

Waves

Frosty, curling waves... Another pretty addition to the Seascape series, this focal features curling waves in Teal, Olive and Gray along with silvered "rocks" at the base.
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Cabochons

Cabochons

Don't throw away those thermal shock beads - make cabs out of them. A tutorial on this technique can be found in the Glass 101 section at www.wetcanvas.com

These cabs (and more) can be found on eBay (just search for naos) and on Etsy (just search for naos)
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Turquesa

Turquesa

Turquoise and gold tones on an organic base!
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Gypsy Spirits

Gypsy Spirits

Lots of great Fall color!
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Le Jardin Deux

Le Jardin Deux

This time with a wee accent! :)
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Starlight Mist

Starlight Mist

A new design from the haus of Naos! ;)
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Shoreline

Shoreline

Rustic, earthy, and organic! Scenes of the sea, curling waves and found objects... what you see and can find at the shore is amazing! Utilizing fresh colors for the season, these eclectic beads come in Cobalt, Seashell, Wasabi and Frosty Blue. With plenty of silver added, these etched beach-glass-like beads would make a fantastic bracelet, especially when paired with ocean-theme charms!
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Ice Garden

Ice Garden

Using www.avenuebeads.etsy.com's Streaky Sage stringers and Italian Marble funfetti! :)
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Spirit Dancer

Spirit Dancer

Had a visitor show up in this bead. :)
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Tapestry Duo

Tapestry Duo

Great fall colors - Focal and matching rondelle!
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Black Pearl

Black Pearl

Metallic Black with pure 22K gold!
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Are We Alone?

Are We Alone?

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Full Circle Reiki Healing Hand

Full Circle Reiki Healing Hand

FREE SHIPPING - currently on eBay until September 30th!
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Lichen II

Lichen II

Oooooh, what a neat effect - to me, it looks just like lichen growing on stone on one side and a magic potion on the other!
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Etruscano

Etruscano

Organic with flash, this set ushers in the Fall and Winter months with a mix of shapes, colors and sizes. Inspired by rustic "found object" bracelets, these beads exude Primitive Chic. Heavily silvering on some beads creates a lovely sparkle and interesting texture. Colors include Olive, Cobalt, Peach, Topaz and Denim. All extra components you see here are included in your bid: 24K gold-dipped, Copper-dipped and Silver-dipped Greek ceramic beads plus various Heishi.
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Black Nebula

Black Nebula

Gorgeous electric blue tendrils over deep purple and silver!
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Recent Custom Orders

Recent Custom Orders

A few of my recent custom orders...just email me at buddha@tde.com if you'd like me to recreate something you've seen on eBay or here in the galleries! :D
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Cave Pool

Cave Pool

It Glows!
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Tapestries

Tapestries

Using crushed motley shards from Janet's glass, for a French Tapestry look!
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Cosmic Soup

Cosmic Soup

A primordial blend of Cobalt, Peach and Goldenrod with "starlight" silver and galactic swirls!
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Sangha

Sangha

Sangha is the idea of community, communal energy.
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Talismans

Talismans

An eclectic mix of colors, shape and sizes. Great transition colors from Fall to Winter.
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Strata

Strata

River Rock with enamels and fine-line additions of silvered Ivory...
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Neapolitan

Neapolitan

Inspired by Jen Geldard - a yummy blend of Strawberry Pink, Milk Chocolate and Vanilla Cream over Seashell Swirl!
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Glacial Shard

Glacial Shard

Organic shaping with a Winter palette...
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Autumn Stone

Autumn Stone

All the wonderful colors of Autumn: Paprika, Toasted Marshmallow, and Cream
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Denim Fizz

Denim Fizz

Inspired by Jen Geldard's use of enamels and frit in her Window Bead Tut on Etsy
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Luna

Luna

Reminds me of a Luna moth...
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Garden

Garden

A wonderful bouquet of color, this organic set features lovely textures and designs! Five focals are accompanied by six rondelles of varying styles. Most of the beads are etched or partially etched. Pretty pinks, docile greens and warm browns make up the color palette - still great for Fall and will add a little warmth in the Winter. The sparkle of fine silver runs throughout most of the set, giving it just the right amount of flash. Strand length is approx 7" without add'l components.
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Arrrrr Matey!

Arrrrr Matey!

Arrrrr Matey! Time for a little Halloween fun with this crazy-lookin' skull! This pasty underworld dweller features a Barnacle eye patch and yellowed Zombie gaze. Missin' a few "teef", too!
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Earth Harvest

Earth Harvest

A delightful set of rustic, organic beads in fall colors!
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Bhutan II

Bhutan II

These are so fun to make! ;)
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Custom Work

Custom Work

Emma's Beads
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Seaflower II

Seaflower II

Another seascape discovery piece...
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Timescape

Timescape

A trip into the past, with pyramid, sand dunes and spirals of time....
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Glacial Trail

Glacial Trail

Pulling out the Blue Silver once again to make an oldie but goodie design! 11 beads in this wonderfully, organic set! :)
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Gypsy Sky

Gypsy Sky

A beautiful night sky filled with gypsy-skirt colors!
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Aurora Bear Totem

Aurora Bear Totem

One of the aspects of life that Bear represents is emergence from the Soul Cave after a time of solitude and Healing. The colors flow back to the eyes as the first rays of sunlight break through the darkness. That wild flash of brilliance that renews the spirit and urges the self forward, away from harmful things into those that feed the Soul after a long sleep...
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Sea Ferns II

Sea Ferns II

Swaying ferns in a Turquoise sea...
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Tapestry

Tapestry

The tapestry of the universe...pinholes in the curtains of night... a trip through the Universe for the eyes!
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Moods

Moods

Colorful, fun, playful, serious... lots of different moods in this one!
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Reiki Palm Master Ohm Necklace

Reiki Palm Master Ohm Necklace

A gorgeous silk ribbon, along with silver components, make this Healing Hand necklace a stand-out piece. Soft, pastel colors give the overall design an energetic but gentle feeling...
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Hannah's Hand

Hannah's Hand

The Palm Master focal features Zonar, a wonderful and powerful symbol for clearing out negative energies associated with trauma.
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Custom Order

Custom Order

Here's a large custom order I completed earlier in the week. :)
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eBay this week! 07/14/08-07/18/08

eBay this week! 07/14/08-07/18/08

Here's what's up on eBay at the moment. Some of these end as early as Friday, 07/18/08. ;)
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More Beads

More Beads

A grouping of ten focals in some of my popular styles, with some new colors and shapes thrown in! :)
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Garden

Garden

Using Janet's lovely Motley shards!
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Down the Shore

Down the Shore

Shells on the beach and curling waves in a cool ocean...
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Star Gate

Star Gate

Celestial starscape with dimensional rift! :)
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Nymphéas

Nymphéas

Reminds me of Monet's Waterlilies in a way...
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Shoden Reiki Palm Master Healing Hand

Shoden Reiki Palm Master Healing Hand

Eternal Spiral or World Snake on the back! :)
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Rainbow Mist

Rainbow Mist

Using more of Janet's gorgeous motley shards!
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Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze

A lovely mix of seaside and sunset colors!
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Dream - Dragonfly Healing Hand

Dream - Dragonfly Healing Hand

Tribal Healing Hand on one side; dragonfly totem on the other! :)
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A Designer Special

A Designer Special

Another fun round of beads!
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Whirlpool

Whirlpool

Carol's TNT shards are awesome!
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Aura - Reiki Master Focal

Aura - Reiki Master Focal

Another Palm Master focal with raised spiral on Healing Hand.
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Song of E.din

Song of E.din

A Paradise Bird, in brilliant color, appears on one side of this bead, while the other seems to show a deep and vast Universe of galaxies and stars - very meaningful!
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Beth's Ursa Minors

Beth's Ursa Minors

A custom set of mini bears. :)
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Marliyn's Lavender Ice Pendant

Marliyn's Lavender Ice Pendant

This focal just needed a tassel!
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Félicité

Félicité

I get such a serene feeling off this bead. The smooth surface, the gentle whorls of color, the soft shaping - it's just a happy, blissful bead! :)
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E.din

E.din

A veritable cornucopia of organic goodness and color! :) This gently sculpted focal is a larger size at 34mm. It has graceful lines. Fine silver over the surface creates just the right amount of sparkle.Some of the colors present include Lavender, Peach, Aqua and Cocoa. Subtle reactions all over the glass make this a bead you want to explore with your eyes and hands.
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New Wave

New Wave

Carol's Terranova II shards and Dark Ivory - yummy!
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Sand Storm

Sand Storm

Very similar to my Lacewing series, this beautifully detailed focal features organic swirls of fine silver over deep blues, browns and off-white colors. The shaping is organic and the surface of this bead is very smooth - like a worry stone!
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Pure Dark Silver Plum

Pure Dark Silver Plum

DSP base and DSP shards
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Star Man II

Star Man II

I have another ancient visitor for you! This one stands in a cosmic blend of colors - Cobalt, Rust, Sea Foam and Golden Wheat. He is flanked on either side by tiny UFO formations and the backside of the bead features an ancient tribal sun pattern. Even the sides are decorated with "planets".
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Fossil Fern

Fossil Fern

Part of my Fern series, this gorgeous focal features lovely feathered ferns/plants, on a Toasty Brown background with hints of Aqua and Sage throughout. The silver provides just the right amount of sparkle while the rustic earth tones give this bead it's fossilized appearance.
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Marga Healing Hand

Marga Healing Hand

A Reiki Palm Master bead with hand and Fire Dragon symbols in black and dark silver plum.
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Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds

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Gateway

Gateway

Well what do you know - a doorway showed up in my bead! :)
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Star Man

Star Man

This neolithic-style bead is a part of my Petroglyph series. One side features a Star Man, one of the many ancient visitors from "the sky" that was purported to have crash-landed and taught mankind about fire, food and the solar systems of the Universe. The other side of the bead is decorated with an ancient serpent icon, as well as Healing Hand and a partial star map.
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Shambhala Tree of Life

Shambhala Tree of Life

This dark silhouette of a tree is grounded by the colorful and peaceful realm of Shambhala in the distance... Nirvana colors, golden grasses, surreal skies...they all reflect the wonder of the place of eternal happiness and peace. A variation of the Tibetan Raku Reiki Fire Dragon appears on the backside, capturing all the beautiful light and energy for the person who wears it. :)
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Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Trees have represented so much through the ages... Reaching for the sky, growing deep roots, family... This one is all about strength. The thick trunk, the full canopy - a Tree you want to sit under and have the Earth witness your contentment. :)
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Galaxies

Galaxies

A Deep Space bead, this beautiful celestial focal features swirling galaxies, nebulae and sparkling star fields. Add a simple star charm to the bottom and voilà, instant Universe pendant! :)
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Seaflower

Seaflower

A lovely deep-sea find: a swirling seaflower with silvery barnacles! Frosty blues and greens are the most apparent colors in this focal but there is also a nice "rust" around the silvered Ivory bumps. :)
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Dharma Healing Hand

Dharma Healing Hand

Dharma - it has governed ideas about the proper conduct of living - ideas that are upheld by the laws of the universe. A natural justice and harmony pervades the natural world.
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Drifter - Bear Totem/Fetish

Drifter - Bear Totem/Fetish

Sometimes, we just get swept away by life - not necessarily because of our choices but circumstances that force us to move, whether against our will or not.

It's okay to say "TIME OUT!"

Step back, retreat to the Soul Cave and regroup so that you can emerge from the "storm" with a renewed sense of purpose and a steadfast determination to control your own destiny!
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Peacocks

Peacocks

I can't stay away from the Dark Silver Plum for very long!
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Siren Song

Siren Song

A 2-piece mini set seascape
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Invasion

Invasion

UFOs all in a row...
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A Piece of History

A Piece of History

A new addition to the Petroglyph series - one side features a Buffalo and primitive snakes and one side features a fierce warrior with two spears.
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Serenity Beach

Serenity Beach

A beautiful stormy sea, with choppy waves and misty clouds. A perfect day at the shore when you're alone and your thoughts are yours... smell the salty air, feel the crisp, clean breeze and breathe it all in...
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Piece of the Sun

Piece of the Sun

Another bead in the series... :)
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Sunset At Sea

Sunset At Sea

Using the OLD opal yellow. :)
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Heirloom

Heirloom

Pressed flowers over Motley shards
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Kundalini - Necklace and Earring set

Kundalini - Necklace and Earring set

06/06/08 Currently on eBay...

The focal (handmade by me) features a Tibetan Raku Reiki Fire Dragon on one side & a Crone's Hand, w/Eternal Spiral, on the other. Fantastic, nebulous blues & greens flow through the bead, as well as a lovely seashell shade. Lots of fine silver components makes this a wonderful energy piece.

Continuing w/ the conductivity of silver, I have wired the focal w/ 22G Sterling wire, a hammered fine silver Hilltribe link, & sterling Healing Hand charm.

The pendant is strung onto handmade silk ribbon of various dark blues (by KAS Lampwork). I've used several, handmade silver-dipped Greek ceramic beads, along the knotted length, for an ethnic look.

The necklace is completely adjustable, using a Greek silver-dipped large-hole slider bead. Necklace can be adjusted from 16" to 24".
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Marilyn's Bears

Marilyn's Bears

Traveler bears
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Poppy Bright

Poppy Bright

Easily seen from a block away! LOL
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Terraku Flowers

Terraku Flowers

Raku or Terra flowers on silvered Dark Fossil cubes
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Nirvikalpa

Nirvikalpa

A Reiki Healing hand and Zonar symbols - for Palm Masters and Artists. :)
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Tribe

Tribe

Dark Ivory and Terra
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Avalon

Avalon

Using the wonderful Motley shards made by Janet Robinson
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Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Hot meets Cold on purple!
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Dolphin Dreams

Dolphin Dreams

I am VERY excited to present this particular piece to you. In the first photo, I clearly see a Dolphin that has decided to play in my seascape - just waiting for someone on shore to accept the invitation! :)

Dolphins have such great energy - fun loving, compassionate, intelligent beyond words...They represent Joy, Harmony, Intelligence and Connection to the Self. This happy "accident" is one of the many reasons I love playing with glass. As Forrest Gump would say "You never know what you're gonna get!" Definitely one of a kind!
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Focals Focals Focals

Focals Focals Focals

I've been churning out lots o' focals...most of these are listed on eBay! :)
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Designer Special #4

Designer Special #4

Here's the results of the latest Designer Special! Had a lot of fun working with this customer, who happens to practice Reiki. :)
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Latest Offerings

Latest Offerings

Here's some beadies that will be going up on eBay soon! :)
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Traveler Bear Fetish

Traveler Bear Fetish

We're all traveling, without moving...
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Designer Special #3

Designer Special #3

Working with one of my favorite customers on some Earthy delights! :)
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Sand Dunes

Sand Dunes

Using Medium Fossil! Gorgeous organic color! With a lovely Sand Dune look and feel, it works quite well with the Italian Marble shards and silver, producing a lovely stormy effect! This focal has loads of Olive and Blue.
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Rustic Ferns

Rustic Ferns

Haven't done one of these in a while, especially in these lovely organic colors! :) The Fern pattern is quite strong on this piece, blended with lots of glittery silver... Beautiful shades of Sienna, Teal, Wheat and Rust flow through it in graceful lines.
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Cho Ku Rei

Cho Ku Rei

A Reiki Master Focal featuring Healing Hand and Cho Ku Rei symbols. ;)
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Dunescape and Italian Marble

Dunescape and Italian Marble

Two custom sets that I've fallen in love with!
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Watercolors

Watercolors

This focal reminds me of someone leaving a watercolor paint brush on a wet canvas and letting the paint spread. :)
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Plum Roses with Peacocks

Plum Roses with Peacocks

Beautiful Amber Rose glass, accented with Dark Silver Plum shards and two, bonus pure Dark Silver plum beads.
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Silvered Wine

Silvered Wine

A 5-piece set, made from fabulous Amber Rose and fine silver!
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Journey

Journey

A colorful focal to take with you on your Journey. :)
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Antiquities Series - Scarabs

Antiquities Series - Scarabs

Here are some stylized scarabs I've been working on lately, continuing this line... I will add more as I make more this week. :)
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Nanuq

Nanuq

Be open to what the Universe has to offer. Sometimes, the Universe gives us what we NEED, not necessarily what we WANT. ~hugs~
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Journey II

Journey II

A journey of healing and stead-fast faith in the ability to heal others...
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Custom Ursa Minor Set

Custom Ursa Minor Set

I love how these came out - based upon a set I had done earlier in the year...
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Random Custom Work

Random Custom Work

Here's some random custom work that I've done recently...
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Princess Mints

Princess Mints

In dreamy, fit-for-a-Princess pastels, this set is five matching earring pairs - or make one beautiful bracelet!
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Nirvana

Nirvana

A colorful healing hand for a palm master or Reiki student/practitioner!
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Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

The colors in this one remind me of Tiger Lilies...
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Piece of the Universe II

Piece of the Universe II

This one came out more like Dark Matter - the colors are more subtle but then there's a very nice metallic sheen to the piece.
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Constellation

Constellation

My personal favorite for the week!
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Gypsy Night

Gypsy Night

Beautiful Gypsy colors in a Milky Way sky, accented with silver for lots of design potential!
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Dunescape

Dunescape

Made with the NEW Effetre Fossil!
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Waves

Waves

Another oceanic bead...
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Arctic Tundra Bear Fetish Totem

Arctic Tundra Bear Fetish Totem

Time to thaw. The grass is turning green, the trees have leaf buds... It was a hard winter season for you but it's time to move and take in the light of the sun and the warm breeze. Keep this Bear as a reminder of your struggles... not in a negative way but with remembrance that what you've been through has only made you stronger.
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Arctic Seas II

Arctic Seas II

A beautiful frosty sea, with choppy waves and glittery shoreline. You can just make out the clouds in the distance. Beautiful hints of Mint, Snorkel Blue, Frosty Blue and Sea Foam are visible in the bead. Looks great from all angles!
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Potion

Potion

A darker blend of deep Blues and Greens, along with Khaki and Brick Red... The colors flow back and forth across the bead, each interacting with one another in delightful ways. There are so many points of discovery in this piece.
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NEW SERIES - Pieces

NEW SERIES - Pieces

These beads are on Etsy!

na0sglass.etsy.com... That's a ZERO, not an "o" :)
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Cosmos Healing Hand

Cosmos Healing Hand

This one features a Healing Hand along with the Di Ko Myo symbol - for unlocking the chakras. :)
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Peacock Pairs

Peacock Pairs

Four, lovely DSP shard beads, perfect for earrings!
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Calm Sea Necklace

Calm Sea Necklace

I made this piece for a silent auction raising funds for a local chorale group. :)
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Watercolor Flowers

Watercolor Flowers

I rarely do florals but I had the itch to create a few the other day... :)
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Guided Path

Guided Path

Primordial clouds carry them along the path of enlightenment...and through the dusty-lavender, nebulous Universe...
(4 images)
Arizona Lights

Arizona Lights

A lovely sunset scene, with earthy colors and the bright sparkle of twilight stars...or are they stars?
(4 images)
Spirit - on eBay!

Spirit - on eBay!

This beautiful tapered bicone, with soft blues and greens, is now available on eBay! :)
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Cinnabar

Cinnabar

Deeply saturated Black Cherry Coral with enamels and silver foil...
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Chakra - A Reiki/Healing Hand Focal

Chakra - A Reiki/Healing Hand Focal

Together, these two symbols are perfect for attuning one's self and balancing energies while exploring the potential of the Nao Hi.
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe

The colors of Santa Fe - done a little differently! ;)
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Blush

Blush

If Pink could blush, what color would it be?
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Kundalini - A New Reiki/Palm Master Healing Hand

Kundalini - A New Reiki/Palm Master Healing Hand

For those exploring the Nao Hi.
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Arctic Storm

Arctic Storm

A beautiful frosty sea, with choppy waves and storm clouds! I see the bough of a ship in this one, 3rd picture, as it's being hit by huge waves... Everyone comes out of it okay, of course! :)
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Standing Stone

Standing Stone

A reminder of ancient times, when the Eternal Spiral represented the continuity of life and protection from the negative. A totemic, piece, this focal features lovely Apricot/Golden hues over a heavily silvered base. The spirals pressed into each side are crisp and allow for some truly tactile texture.
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Arctic Frost

Arctic Frost

A beautiful chilly sea, with a bird's eye view, ripples of incoming waves and glittery edges of foam on the shore. Simply add a few sea-faring charms - starfish, shells, etc and you have an instant oceanic theme! :) Of course, it could also be snow-capped peaks! ;)
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Spring Bear II

Spring Bear II

This Bear speaks of emergence from the Soul Cave after an introspective journey. Step out into the light and a brand new season of potential, refreshed and more committed to growth than ever!
(4 images)
Frost and Arctic Seas

Frost and Arctic Seas

New beads using Italian Marble shards from Joe Holford of avenuebeads.etsy.com!
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Solar Flares and More

Solar Flares and More

Shards have given me the impetus to work with my Corals again!
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Sunset Skies

Sunset Skies

Got my hands on some more old Opal Yellow. It makes the best landscape beads by far!
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Eclipse

Eclipse

This bead pretty much made itself! :)
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Odessos

Odessos

A new vessel, created with the new Effetre color - Fossil. Comes with a cork stopper. Listed on Etsy! :)
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Motley Shard beads

Motley Shard beads

Various colors of glass, using Janet Robinson's Motley shards from janetsglass.etsy.com
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Arizona Sky

Arizona Sky

A lovely sunset scene, with sunset colors and the bright sparkle of twilight stars...
(3 images)
VESSELS!

VESSELS!

These are my very first attempts at vessels...what do you think?
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SOULstice

SOULstice

A dusty purple sunset with shiny balls of light braving the storm on their way home...
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Coral Storm

Coral Storm

Almost kept this one for myself! The base glass is Stripey Coral, which gives it that fantastic orange-like hue! Shiny dots of pure silver follow dark trails over a "stormy" surface of black, ivory and gray.
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Italian Marble

Italian Marble

This bead is so elegant! Hints of Blue, Olive and Purple spread over the surface is spidery lines with shiny dots of pure silver!
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Ancient Eye

Ancient Eye

ON EBAY! Getting back into my Antiquities series - here's the first Eye of Horus for the year!
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Firebird

Firebird

The flicker of the dying flame...
the silvery remains...
a moment before rebirth...
when ashes take flight...
(4 images)
Katsushika

Katsushika

I have always admired the work of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. His incredible ocean scenes, the way he expressed the power of waves...all brilliant and so precise. This particular piece formed of its own will...creating a Hokusai-like wave and wonderful visual texture. The Toasty Brown background offsets the varying grays and hints of blue in the wave. Darker Kyanite chips, silver and Black Onyx would go very well with this focal.

On eBay until 03/22/08!
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More March Cabochons!

More March Cabochons!

Even more cabochons for seed beads projects, PMC or silver-smithing!
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First week of March 2008

First week of March 2008

MORE PHOTOS ADDED 02/07/08! Here are the focals and mini-sets created in the first week of March! :)
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Cabochons!

Cabochons!

I have some more recycled beads, made into cabochons! Don't throw out those broken or "fugly" beads!
(6 images)
Peacock Focals

Peacock Focals

A few more workings with Dark Silver Plum shards. I was able to get a goodly amount of the Metallic Fly Green which is hard to get! Yay! :)
(6 images)
Akaiami

Akaiami

The deep Lagoon Blue, the curling waves, the seafoam...~dreamy sigh~ I wanna be on a South Pacific island somewhere! :)
(3 images)
Ursa Major Bear Fetish/Totem Focal

Ursa Major Bear Fetish/Totem Focal

This Bear speaks of our connection to the sky and stars. Insight can be found by looking toward the heavens when one is in a quandary over a decision. ;)
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Aubergine Glyphs

Aubergine Glyphs

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Axis

Axis

We tend to think of the heart as our emotional dwelling...of where our deepest feelings grow and thrive... Even though our emotions can sometimes lead us astray, make things look slightly askew, if you're true to yourself, you come back to the center.
(3 images)
Stone Flowers

Stone Flowers

My attempts at florals always end up rustic and organic...
(3 images)
Year 2007

Year 2007

Here's everything made in 2007. There are lots of subgalleries and LOTS of photos so please take your time and enjoy the show! :)
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By Sea

By Sea

Casual yet sophisticated, this wonderful set of chunky nuggets is perfect for Spring and Summer! The Pale Aqua and Olive, lightly dusted with silver, have the appearance of beach glass. Three larger nuggets feature enameling and silver over rustic River Rock. This would make a fabulous necklace to wear with a white t-shirt or create a funky bracelet to wear with your favorite old jeans. :)

On eBay until March 9th!
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Designer Special #1 - 2008

Designer Special #1 - 2008

Now that the temperatures have risen, I can once again do my Designer Specials! For a fixed price of $135.00, you get one full set, one 3-bead set and one focal - all designs of your choosing! :)

Here's the first one of the year!
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Custom Designs Available for Order

Custom Designs Available for Order

These are the new designs available for custom orders in 2008. I will adding more to my site but for now, you can find pricing by going to:

www.naosglass.com
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Night Flight

Night Flight

With Aurora Borealis-like colors, these wonderful stylized focals feature a deep, midnight-blue base with loads of sparkling silver "stars". Gorgeous shades of Celestial Blue, Burnt Sienna, Peacock Green and Goldenrod flow through the focals in a dreamlike way. Heavily silvered, they sparkle and shine in direct lighting.

Yellow Jade, Lapis and any silver components would pair up quite nicely with these! :)

The focals are large enough that you break up the set and make individual five pendants easily!
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Papillon Deux

Papillon Deux

This focal now graces the front page of my website! I absolutely love the colors created by the Motley shards!
(4 images)
Angel

Angel

I get a benevolent feeling off this bead. In this first photo, it looks as if there's an angel with it's wings spread wide in welcome...or at least to me it does. ;) Whatever it is, this bead simply feels good - smooth to the touch and serene.
(4 images)
Spring Bear - Totem/Fetish

Spring Bear - Totem/Fetish

This Bear speaks of emergence from the Soul Cave after an introspective journey. Step out into the light and into a new season of promise, refreshed and more committed to yourself than ever!

One of my larger bears, it has such great details that I thought it needed a gallery of it's own. :)
(4 images)
Focals for the week of February 11th

Focals for the week of February 11th

New images added 02/15/08!

Will be listing lots of focals this week (eBay) so check back for updated information!
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Galaxia

Galaxia

Testing a few new shards for Janet - this one in particular creates some gorgeous Lace Agate style reactions. It's called Cosmos!
(4 images)
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Classic Nuggets

Classic Nuggets

My most-requested design - you can dress these up or down, depending on your designing style...
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Custom Work for February 2008

Custom Work for February 2008

UPDATED 02/23/08! Here are recent custom sets and focals! :)
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First SETS of the year

First SETS of the year

Now that I can get back to sets (outside of custom work), I decided to start off with some of my favorite colors! :)
(12 images)
Focals for the week of February 4th, 2008!

Focals for the week of February 4th, 2008!

More focals added 02/06/08!
(24 images)
New Shard Focals

New Shard Focals

Here are the latest shards focals - shards from Janetsglass.etsy.com
(15 images)
Ursa Minor

Ursa Minor

The first Mini Ursine set of the year! Bears represent strength and perseverance through times of adversity and change. They also represent the right of every one us to retreat to the Soul Cave if we need to , so we can heal and come out refreshed for a new season of Life.
(8 images, 1 comment)
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Bhutan

Bhutan

dZi (pronounced Zee) beads, true ones, are agate stones found in the Himalayan regions. They are carved into shape, usually a barrel, and worn as amulets of protection that attract protector deities. I have always been fascinated with dZi beads and here is my version in glass.
(6 images, 1 comment)
Aura

Aura

A Reiki-inspired Healing Hand with lots of color
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Carapace

Carapace

I think this is some of the best color I have been able to work out DSP shards. The shards come from Heather on Etsy.
(7 images, 1 comment)
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Custom orders - Healing Hands

Custom orders - Healing Hands

Here are two sets I recently made for a custom order, using Healing Hands and Reiki Symbols.
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Tree of Life Totem Focals

Tree of Life Totem Focals

Trees are so majestic and beneficial! I've become closer to Trees since I started this series... I certainly notice them more...
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Pixie Falls

Pixie Falls

Mystical waters, fairy dust and magical reactions! I think some wee folk got into my glass. ;)
(4 images)
Spirit of Beppe - The Italian Glass Container Snail

Spirit of Beppe - The Italian Glass Container Snail

Got Snail?

A few months ago, most of us Glass Artists were waiting for a glass shipment to come in from Italy - it had brand new colors for all of us to play with...and we waited...and we waited... then the WEIRDEST thing ever happened! The container carrying the glass from Italy was infested with snails on the outside. The container went into quarantine and we all stomped and bit our fingernails until Mike Frantz told us the glass was finally free.

So imagine my surprise when I should open the kiln and see two eyes on stalks staring back at me... Isn't he cute???

Though the snails met their demise, one saw fit to hop into my bead and make a home. :) It makes sense that the Snail represents perseverance and determination! heehee
(5 images)
Focals for the week of January 28th!

Focals for the week of January 28th!

These will be or are listed on eBay and Etsy this week! :)

Just search for "Naos" on either site and you'll find me! :)
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Non-DSP Shard Focals

Non-DSP Shard Focals

These are made with various shards made by Janet's Glass...janetsglass.etsy.com
(6 images, 1 comment)
Week of January 21st!

Week of January 21st!

NEW FOCALS ADDED 01/24/08! Here's some more bead offering on eBay and Etsy this week! :D
(24 images)
Ferns

Ferns

One of the best of this series I think! :D
(4 images)
Final Frontier

Final Frontier

NEW IMAGES ADDED 01/26/08!!!

Space.

The Final Frontier.

These are the voyages of the Shardship Junky... It's brand new mission, to seek out all shards and winning combinations, to explore strange new reactions, and to boldly shard like nobody has sharded before!

...(except maybe Laurie, Jen, Shari and others...)

This is going to be a series I think! :D
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Random Offerings

Random Offerings

Just a few random things up on eBay right now. It's been so cold that I haven't able to crank out the focals - at least not enough for their own gallery - so here's a smattering of what's available (or will be)! :)
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The Pink Lady

The Pink Lady

Graceful curves, delicate, lacy designs and ethereal color! This beauty would look splendid with light Pink pearls and silver!
(3 images)
More Shard Focals

More Shard Focals

Not just DSP but it's in there! :)
(15 images)
Moss Falls

Moss Falls

An unexpected reaction. One delighted artist! :)
(3 images)
The Crow

The Crow

Shape-shifting...Illusion..... Law...


I've always seen Crows, Ravens or any birds from the Corvid family as good omens, even though I know some cultures see them as bad signs. I was delighted to find this beauty in my kiln. In the first photo, I see a raven/crow caught in flight, right at the moment it would descend and land upon a tree branch. In the third photo, I see the graceful body tipped forward to peck something from the ground...
(3 images)
Different shards!

Different shards!

Not just Dark Silver Plum any more! :)
(15 images, 1 comment)
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Dark Silver Plum Shard Beads

Dark Silver Plum Shard Beads

YAY! I got some more Dark Silver Plum shards. I'm so hooked! :D
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NEW SERIES!  Bijou

NEW SERIES! Bijou

An exploration in simple, elegant designs, using transparent glass, with or without silver. The focals are "carved" with a Stump Shaper and the back of each focal is flat so it lays nicely against the skin, in either pendant or bracelet form. A bonus accent bead is included with each focal. On eBay now! Just search for Naos and you'll find me! :)
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REIKI Focals

REIKI Focals

Reiki (or Hands On Healing) uses symbols and energy to promote health in the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects. It treats the whole person by exchanging negative energies for new, positive ones. For the last half of 2007, I concentrated on one aspect of this form of health care - the Healing Hand. Now I am ready to incorporate the symbols of Reiki into my Petroglyph and Healing Hand focals - creating a new series of beads for Palm Masters and those who believe in the healing touch of a hand.

On eBay - just for search for Naos and you'll find me! :D
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Focals for week of January 7th, 2008!

Focals for week of January 7th, 2008!

More will be added (and some of the auctions haven't started yet) but here's your peek at this week's goodies! :)
(15 images)
FUN with Dark Silver Plum Shards!

FUN with Dark Silver Plum Shards!

NEW PHOTOS ADDED 12/20/07! Many thanks to Laurie (lauries-lovelies)- my DSP buddy!
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Cabochons!

Cabochons!

While it's still too cold to make beads, I can fill my time making cabochons for seedbeaders and silversmiths! :)
(24 images)
Recent Custom Work

Recent Custom Work

Here's some of my recent custom work. :)
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eBay Focals for the week of December 17th

eBay Focals for the week of December 17th

NEW PHOTOS ADDED 12/18/07! Some great focals this week, including a Tree Totem, Healing Hand and some new styles. I will be adding to this gallery through the week so check back often for new listings! :)
(15 images)
Handmade Art Glass Cabochons!

Handmade Art Glass Cabochons!

Don't waste that glass! :)

A new offering from the Naos Glass Studio! Solid Glass Cabochons!

Cabochons (cabachon) can be used many ways in your designs:

Epoxy a bail to it and Instant Pendant!
Seed Bead around the cab!
Create a bezel out of silver or gold!
Wire-wrap it!
Carry it as a pocket/worry stone!
So many possible uses!

These are available on eBay and Etsy this week!
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Olympia

Olympia

It took melting this down to finally get some color out of Olympia Rain. I am so glad I saved the fugly bicone that eventually created this swan of a cabochon! :)
(6 images)
More Cabochons!

More Cabochons!

It's supposed to warm up next week so it'll be back to focals with holes but for now, here are some more cabochons I created! :)
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My Top Ten Focals of 2007!

My Top Ten Focals of 2007!

The year is almost over and I thought it might be interesting to go through my year of work and pick out the focal beads I thought were my personal best. My criteria were technical aspects as well as color-use and just if I liked it a lot. LOL Please feel free to comment on my choices. :)
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Silver Overlay Paste Fun!

Silver Overlay Paste Fun!

A new technique for me, though it's been around for quite some time. The designs are "painted" onto the glass then the bead is fired to 1111 degrees. The silver adheres to the glass and voilà - a whole new dimension to the bead! :)
(15 images, 2 comments)
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Focals - Week of December 10th, 2007

Focals - Week of December 10th, 2007

Here are the offerings for this week! Some have not been posted to eBay yet and more will be added later. Have fun shopping! :)
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Elixir

Elixir

I'm giving this focal a gallery of it's own because it's one of my personal best for shape and color use...or at least in my opinion, it's one of my best! :D On eBay until December 8th!
(5 images)
eBay Offerings for the week of December 3rd, 2007!

eBay Offerings for the week of December 3rd, 2007!

Here's the listings either already up (or scheduled to be listed on eBay) this week. :) Enjoy!
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Tree House - a special Tree of Life Totem

Tree House - a special Tree of Life Totem

Talk about a surprise! I was amazed when I saw the little "window frame" in the middle of the trunk of this bead... Do Fairies live here? Wee folk perhaps? I think this Tree is speaking of the need to always remain playful and mysterious, to imagine, to dream, to wish...

This is a truly magical, one of a kind piece that I can never recreate so bid now on eBay if you want it! :)
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Shimmer

Shimmer

A lovely collection of shimmery focals in Aventurine and Reduced glass, plus a nice matte finished Steel Blue for a "rest" in your design!

On eBay until December 9th!
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Frosty Sky - Bear Totem/Fetish Necklace

Frosty Sky - Bear Totem/Fetish Necklace

On eBay now!! Handmade components for this lovely necklace! Lots of silver , lovely blue color, perfect GIFT!
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Golden Tassel

Golden Tassel

NOW ON Etsy! A beautiful pendant on silk ribbon... Get it while you can! :D Just search for "naos"...
(5 images)
Even More Focals for week of November 19th, 2007

Even More Focals for week of November 19th, 2007

Lots of extra goodies going into next week on eBay right now!
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Focals for week of November 26th, 2007

Focals for week of November 26th, 2007

More will be added through the week. All of these are currently (or are scheduled to list) on eBay! :D
(24 images)
Isaac's Trees

Isaac's Trees

Beautiful Dark Silver Plum glass Tree Totem beads with their own personalities! :D
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PLING!

PLING!

Pure Dark Silver Plum goodness!
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Flings!  Dark Silver Plum!

Flings! Dark Silver Plum!

Beautiful Dark Silver Plum in off-mandrel organic shapes! So much design potential!
(9 images)
Focals for week of November 19th, 2007

Focals for week of November 19th, 2007

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
(33 images)
American Indian Pictograms

American Indian Pictograms

These focals are a progression from the Petroglyphs into Native American Indian symbols from the 1800's.
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Treow - A Tree of Life Totem Focal

Treow - A Tree of Life Totem Focal

From the moment man discovered Tree, they had a symbiotic relationship. Trees have been held sacred for millenia because we instinctively know what they provide beyond oxygen and shelter. Trees have tales to tell us... in the rustling leaves, the bending branches and deep roots. And the tales we tell them...well, Trees can keep secrets. ~wink~
(6 images)
NEW Focals - Week of November 12th

NEW Focals - Week of November 12th

NEW PHOTOS ADDED! 11/16/07
Focals for eBay this week... I'll be adding more in a day or two :) !
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Glacial Way

Glacial Way

A lovely Blue Silver set with Lauscha Steel Blue, Frosty Blue II and a bonus Petroglyph bead! On eBay until Sunday, November 18th! :D
(7 images)
2007 Project Blue Book

2007 Project Blue Book

I believe.
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Solitaire - A Tree of Life Totem

Solitaire - A Tree of Life Totem

Sometimes, it's quite refreshing to be alone, perched on your hill, under your Tree, thinking any thought you like.
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Ursa Minor on eBay - Mini Bear Fetishes

Ursa Minor on eBay - Mini Bear Fetishes

These petite ursine beads are fun and meaningful at the same time! Bears are symbols of strength during adversity and times of change. These small bruins (about the size of a dime) can be worn in a bracelet or as a discreet small, pendant for when you need Bear energy to travel with you. :)
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New Petroglyphs Focals

New Petroglyphs Focals

Some new designs...including Tribal Healing Hand motifs...
(6 images, 1 comment)
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More Focals - Week of November 5th

More Focals - Week of November 5th

Even more focals for the week! :D
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Ursa Minor

Ursa Minor

For a special NBG on her special Day!

Happy Birthday, Dorene! :D
(5 images, 1 comment)
A Day In The Life of Ancient Man

A Day In The Life of Ancient Man

More Petroglyph beads for a custom order. :)
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NEW Focals - Week of November 5th

NEW Focals - Week of November 5th

NEW PHOTOS ADDED! 11/06/07 Focals for eBay this week... I'll be adding more!
(11 images, 2 comments)
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Dark Silver Plum Flings!

Dark Silver Plum Flings!

NEW PHOTO ADDED 11/05/07! I don't know what I did but WOW - the color on these just POPS!! It will eventually be a 5 bead set for a custom order. I need to make about 4-5 more of these and then let my customer choose which ones she wants...so I'll be adding to the gallery! :)
(4 images, 1 comment)
Kaleidoscopes

Kaleidoscopes

Dark Silver Plum goodies!
(8 images)
2007 Designer Special #22

2007 Designer Special #22

Definitely a fun one to do because I was able to work with one of my favorite designs - Enchanted Night!
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Diana - Goddess Form Focal

Diana - Goddess Form Focal

Here is the fourth installment of my Goddess play at the torch. This is Diana, Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon. She was touted with having simple grace. She is what I consider the quintessential view of "woman" - mysterious, resourceful and intelligent.

Diana has just one breast so perhaps this might be a lovely gift for a strong woman you know who has gone through a mastectomy. She is also flat on the back side (with an impressed Infinity symbol) so she'll lay nicely against the skin.

On eBay until November 6th, 2007
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NEW Focals - Week of October 29th

NEW Focals - Week of October 29th

NEW PHOTOS ADDED! 11/02/07!! Here are the eBay focal selections for the week... :)
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Trades and Custom Work

Trades and Custom Work

NEW PHOTOS ADDED! 10/31/07 Recent trade items and custom pieces :)
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The Living Tree

The Living Tree

This Tree stands in the parched desert with it's hot days and cold nights. It's daytime friends are the lizards, snakes, bugs and the occasional bird that flies by and lands for a rest. At night, the sky, the stars and the Moon befriend it and take it places it never imagined possible even though it is firmly rooted in place...Might seem too solitary an existence for some, but the Living Tree never feels lonely because it always has the Earth...the faithful, loving Earth, hugging it's roots and giving it the gift of life every day.

Not alone. Not afraid. Not unhappy.
(5 images)
2007 October Designer Day!

2007 October Designer Day!

Had a lot of fun with this one - revisiting old and new designs! :D
(21 images, 1 comment)
NEW Focals - Week of October 22nd

NEW Focals - Week of October 22nd

NEW PHOTOS ADDED 10/24/07! Since I make so many focals, I'll start separating the galleries into weeks of the month.
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Minerva - Goddess of Crafts and Wisdom

Minerva - Goddess of Crafts and Wisdom

I wanted to show a little more of the detailing the kind of got lost in the photos of Sophia, so I created another Goddess in Dark Silver Plum. She's wise enough and creative enough to know that if you don't have everything you need, you can still make do with what you've got. ;)
(6 images)
2007 Focals XVIII

2007 Focals XVIII

UPDATED 10/19/07! More focals! :D
(30 images, 1 comment)
Universe Focals

Universe Focals

Had several requests for these as of late... :) They're fun to make and really have a nice, celestial look!
(9 images, 1 comment)
Healing Hands

Healing Hands

These are fast becoming my most-requested custom item! :D Great for those in the Health Care professions, especially alternative medicine! :D
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Sophia - My First Goddess Focal

Sophia - My First Goddess Focal

This is my absolutely first-ever Goddess bead. I wanted to make her amorphous because the strength of feminine energy is really not so much from the body as it is from the soul of a woman. Sophia has just one breast so perhaps this might be a lovely gift for a strong woman you know who has gone through a mastectomy. She is also flat on the back side so she'll lay nicely against the skin. I hope you like her!
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Ursa Minor II

Ursa Minor II

Another set of tiny Bear Totems for your viewing or designing pleasure! :D All under 19mm...
(7 images, 1 comment)
Random Flats with Spacers

Random Flats with Spacers

This is the largest order I have ever done. 54 spacers and 36 tabs to go with them. Though I nearly lost the will to live after making so many spacers ~wink~, I had a blast doing this order because I love the simple colors and the velvety smoothness of the etch.
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Designer Special #21

Designer Special #21

Another Designer Special with a Healing Hand, River Rock set and some gorgeous Seascapes!
(6 images, 1 comment)
2007 NEW SERIES! Petroglyphs

2007 NEW SERIES! Petroglyphs

I've always been attracted to ancient cave art, to it's simple yet elegant lines...
(12 images, 2 comments)
Year 2006

Year 2006

Here is the consolidated gallery for the entire year of 2006. Be sure to click on the sub galleries in each category for even more eye candy!
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 Artist:   Naos Glass  ( ) Contact Artist 
Naos Glass
Sick of mass-produced beads? I make top-quality glass beads by hand, one at a time. Discover the difference!

My name is Amber Van Meter. I have created high-quality artisan (lampwork) beads for over twelve(12) years now. I specialize in the use of powdered enamels and silver with glass. I also have over sixteen (16) years of experience in jewelry design and silver work. You may have seen my artisan beads on eBay, WetCanvas, BeadArtists.org or Lampwork Etc. I sell on both eBay and Etsy - just search for Naos.

My beads are handmade by me. They are thoroughly inspected for flaws or defects. I properly kiln-anneal them to reduce the possibility of breakage due to internal stress. The beads are clean and ready for your use as soon as you receive them. Most importantly, all of this means my beads are not mass-produced and are of the highest quality I can achieve.

I'm always open to suggestions for new designs so please feel free to contact me via email any time! :)

Custom order are welcome!

Kind regards,
Amber www.naosglass.com

http://www.naosglass.com


Comments
  • Gelly
    Hot heads rule!
    Gelly: Amber, you are a girl after my own heart! Your beads are just stunning and so "me"! Love your color combos and sense of style. You are living proof that it is the artist, not the torch! Keep up the awesome work!
    7/11/2006 3:21 AM
  • Melissa Vess Glass Art
    You always amaze me!
    Melissa Vess Glass Art: Amber..Your bears are so cool!! The depth you have to your work is astonishing!! You are really one of my favorite artists!!

    Melissa~
    1/30/2007 10:48 AM
  • DTL Designs By Diane E Poland
    Amazing ~ truly amazing!
    DTL Designs By Diane E Poland: I love your work. Unfortunatley for me when I revamped my gallery I lost your comments but I just wanted you to know that your pieces get my attention next. I cannot wait to work some great wire magic around your bead designs. They are always so peaceful to the touch and I they bring me much serenity even being around them. I know I'll have to keep one creation of your work for myself to wear. I'll have to wait and decide which one does not want to be parted with.............lol.
    6/4/2007 3:35 AM
  • AdobeSol
    I am a fan of your work
    AdobeSol: Thank you for your kind words about my E-Coil bracelet!

    I LOVE your work. Your beads have a very earthy look. My favorite. I have been bidding on ebay, but can't keep up with the bidding wars.LOL

    Rebecca
    6/13/2007 10:31 AM
  • Gearhart Glass Art
    Beautiful work...
    Gearhart Glass Art: Very inspiring!!!
    7/23/2007 7:22 PM
  • Hagstrom Art Glass
    Hagstrom Art Glass: Amber...your work ROCKS!!!!
    Sincerly
    Stephan Hagstrom
    11/3/2007 2:03 AM
  • Lina
    Hi Amber,
    Lina: thank you for your FEATURE ~~ :-D ~~
    Makes me happy !! Respects to the SILVER-QUEEN from Lina
    11/3/2007 10:35 PM
  • Belinda Todd
    Belinda Todd: Amber your beads are beautiful!
    11/23/2007 2:10 PM
  • LandS Arts 1
    RE: Nice to see U 2
    LandS Arts 1: Hi Amber,
    It's nice to see you here too. What beautiful beads. I love your Zuni bears my favorite though. The Lady Death beads :o)
    Great detail and any Lady Death fan would say you did her proud.

    Regards, Rebecca
    1/15/2008 5:06 PM
  • Susan Jones Designs
    Susan Jones Designs: Thanks Amber! I've been drooling over your DSP shard creations - I love your beads! I used Cattwalk's Ruffler Plank press for the Flower Child bead. (Wish I could say it was some impressive technique!) LOL

    Happy torching!
    Susan
    1/25/2008 8:08 AM
  • Home Fried Beads
    Wonderful Earthy Style!
    Home Fried Beads: Hi Amber,
    I love your earthy style, fabulous trees and petoglyphs! You've got me hooked on dark silver plum shards!
    Bev :)
    4/8/2008 5:47 PM
  • Angelinabeadalina
    Your Glass Gets More Beautiful Every Day!
    Angelinabeadalina: Amber, your way with color and elegance with glass shine through in every bead you create! Ang, who thought you should've been in the #1 spot ages and ages ago, and who thinks you have gotten even better every day since :)
    7/18/2008 9:00 AM

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