Ooops… the REAL Black Friday sale

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I am a silly Canadian (at least that is my excuse). I thought last weekend was “Black Friday.” And now I have realized that no, it’s actually tomorrow. So I’m going to put my Etsy shop on sale again – actually this time, both shops 🙂


Receive 50% off all items at my ready to ship Etsy shop :

And 20% off all custom orders from my made to order catalogue at:

Starting Friday at midnight, going until Sunday at 11pm. Score some great deals just in time for the holidays! And please share this post with your friends if you think they might be interested 🙂 Thank you so much for your support and happy holidays!


More Orphans?!?

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I’ve been doing a lot of made to order work lately and the result is… orphan city! I usually make at least a few extra beads for every set that I sell made to order – I select the best/most matching ones and that’s what gets shipped out.  But then I have so many leftovers, which is great because I know there are lots of you out there who aren’t as picky about exact matching shapes/sizes and colours, and who love an awesome deal. This is really unbelievable value.

This is one of my biggest and best orphan lots to date I think. Loads of matching beads here, tons of spacers, and great variety. Mostly 1/16″ hole size. Come grab them before they’re gone 🙂

color experiments

Val Cox Sweet Dreams

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Lampwork Colour Guide -> Frit Blends -> Val Cox Sweet Dreams


This frit is sold by Val Cox. “A fantastic blending of several soft opaque colors with a few light transparent tones. Together they give this complex blend a wonderful color-play quality that shifts when paired with silver. Try this blend on the surface or encased for different reactions. Contains a reactive Iris Gold.”

I had some of this frit on hand but never played with it enough obviously – this past week I have been doing some experiments and LOVING the results. It has some similarities to another Val Cox blend, Laurasia, but it’s a lot more on the pink/pastel side. I think they both contain Iris Gold which accounts for the yummy gold tones that come out in them both.

Sweet Dreams K100
Val Cox Sweet Dreams swirled in Kugler K100 Clear

Sweet Dreams K100
Val Cox Sweet Dreams encased in Kugler K100 Clear

Sweet Dreams K100
Val Cox Sweet Dreams swirled and speckled in Kugler K100 Clear

Sweet Dreams 004
Val Cox Sweet Dreams on Moretti 004 Transparent Clear

Sweet Dreams 204
Val Cox Sweet Dreams on Moretti 204 Pastel White

Sweet Dreams 219
Val Cox Sweet Dreams on Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green with core of Moretti 038 Transparent Very Pale Aquamarine

Sweet Dreams 224
Val Cox Sweet Dreams on Moretti 224 Pastel Light Sky Blue

Sweet Dreams 266
Val Cox Sweet Dreams on Moretti 266 Opal Yellow with a core of Moretti 067 Rose Quartz

Sweet Dreams 955

Val Cox Sweet Dreams on Vetrofond 955 Seashell Swirl Special Odd


Friday Lampwork Feature – Purple Beads

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“INNER DEPTH” – Purple and Black Glass Bead Set
by Stephanie Gough of Beads by Stephanie
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Lampworked berry beads and flowers set, made using various shades of purple glass and finished with white flowers. By Debbie Dew.
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“Purple Glow” Glow in the Dark Dreadlock Bead by Sheri Fisher, Chief Creative Goddess of Glass Art Revealed.
Glow In the Dark spots surround this handmade glass Dread Bead for a twinkle of light in your locks! Glow In the Dark powder is a Mutha with a capital M to work with, but the results are sweet!! This one is made on a 1/2 inch big hole bead mandrel
Website: Glass Art Revealed
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Purple Lampwork Necklace
Purple Necklace & Earrings set by Madison Allison of Batty Maddy’s Beads & Baubles. Glasses include CiM Crocus, CiM Lapis, and CiM Heffalump.

Purple & Periwinkle Spotted Dot Lampwork Earrings by Stefanie Brooks of Phishstuff. “My favorite thing about these earrings are the ghostly spots on the bottom bead.  I love this look and am not always able to achieve the results I want, and love the challenge.  I look at bead making and jewelry making as a kind of problem solving process.  My favorite glass to work with always seems to be the one that gives me the biggest challenge!”
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Red Violet Encased Rounds by Amy Hall of the Two Glassy Ladies.
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Purple bracelet for girl or “petite” woman by Lynn
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Purple focal by Elizabeth Bunn.
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A violet dragonfly featured on a pale aqua base and her own Magic Mosaic Shards. By Jacqueline Parkes of Gems In Bloom.
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Lampwork Bead Giveaway

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“Like” Two Glassy Ladies on Facebook for a chance to win this bead set! I will randomly pick a winner from my Facebook fans next Friday (April 26th) at around 5:30pm PST. As an added bonus, I will be throwing in something extra special for the winner if I can get up to 300 likes on Facebook. It will be glass, and it will be made by me – and it will be a surprise. So please share this post!!


Team Serenity Etsy Street Team Promotion

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Today only – receive 15% off in my Etsy shop as part of Team Serenity’s promotional event. Use the coupon code TEAMSERENITY at checkout.

Use the same code in these other shops for discounts and goodies as well: – 5% off – 20% off purchase of $5 or more – 20% off – 15% off – Free shipping and complimentary key chain – 15% off – 20% off purchase of $5 or more – 15% off – 10% off – $5/off purchase (no minimum) – 20% off – 10% off – 10% off – 15% off – 30% off orders of $75 or more – 10% off – use code PREFERREDCUSTOMER for 10% off – 5% off – 10% off purchases over $10 – 10% off – 15% off – 10% off – 10% off purchase of $25 or more – 20% off