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Orphan Beads… take two

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Well, nobody hit the reserve minimum on these orphans on eBay. I couldn’t let them go for less than this price – the value of these beads at regular prices has to be at least $1000, perhaps even more, if they were all sold separately. This is a really sweet deal. I decided to list them on Etsy, so here they are for the first taker. Come get ’em 🙂

https://www.etsy.com/listing/108725303/huge-orphan-lot-of-handmade-lampwork

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HUGE Orphan Lot on eBay

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Well, I’ve cleaned out my bead box once again, and the result is another massive lot of wonderful orphan beads. There are 280 beads including some sterling silver lined pandora style beads, a whole whack of lentils, crytals, frit rounds, discs, big hole beads, focals, pendants, spacers, encased rounds… all the details are on the auction page.


Link to eBay

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Val Cox Oriental Blue

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This week I have been experimenting with Val Cox’s Oriental Blue frit blend. A beautiful blue! These beads are available in the Two Glassy Ladies Store, and some are available in my Etsy Store.

In addition, I am offering some of my made to order designs on eBay. I haven’t sold on eBay in a while so I do not have much of a following there currently, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to branch out more! The designs are auctioning at a discounted price to help me build my reputation on eBay once again, so feel free to take advantage!

Frit sold by Val Cox. “A rich aquamarine transparent which is quite vibrant and simple to work with either on the surface or within an encased bead. Pairs wonderfully with the violets and pink tones.”

Beads & Info by Amy Hall


Base of Moretti 038 Transparent Very Pale Aquamarine with Val Cox Oriental Blue frit and silver foil, encased in Lauscha clear.


Base of Moretti 050 Transparent Pale Blue with Val Cox Oriental Blue frit.


Core of Moretti 034 Transparent Light Aquamarine with Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green and Val Cox Oriental Blue frit.


Base of Moretti 232 Pastel Light Turquoise with Val Cox Oriental Blue frit.


Core of Moretti 036 Transparent Dark Aquamarine with Moretti 266 Opal Yellow and Val Cox Oriental Blue frit.


Base of Moretti 204 Pastel White with Val Cox Oriental Blue frit.

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Val Cox River Dance

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I have been experimenting with Val Cox’s “River Dance” frit this week. What a beautiful blend of blues! These beads are available to order in the Two Glassy Ladies store, and most of them will also be available in my Etsy store as well. All orders placed through the Two Glassy Ladies store will include a free surprise gift – promotion ending this Sunday!

This frit is sold by Val Cox. “This is a beautiful blend of aqua-toned shades, both opaque and transparent. When combined with silver foil, the effect is quite nice. The opaques push the silver aside while the transparent floats above.”

Beads & Info by Amy Hall


Base of Moretti 038 Transparent Very Pale Aquamarine with Val Cox River Dance frit and silver foil, encased in Lauscha clear.


Base of Moretti 050 Transparent Pale Blue with Val Cox River Dance frit.


Base of Moretti 073 Pale Green Apple with Val Cox River Dance frit.


Core of Moretti 026 Transparent Blue Green with Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green, Val Cox River Dance frit, and silvered ivory stringer.


Core of Moretti 034 Transparent Light Aquamarine with Moretti 266 Opal Yellow and Val Cox River Dance frit.


Base of Moretti 204 Pastel White with Val Cox River Dance frit.


Val Cox River Dance frit swirled in (and speckled on top of) Moretti 004 Transparent Clear

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It’s orphan time again!

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It’s just amazing to me how fast these little guys pile up.


Orphan Lot on Etsy

273 beads (if my count can be trusted), including tons of lentils, crystals, rounds, and spacers. A few discs and big hole beads too. These beads are all perfectly sound structurally, they are properly annealed, and the holes are carefully cleaned with a dremel – just like all of my beads. These guys are either extras, or colour experiments, or have slight imperfections in shape or colour that resulted in them not making it into a set. There is so much potential here for creating fantastic jewelry! These orphans are just waiting for a happy home.

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Boxing Day Bead Blowout!! Orphans for Sale

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I decided to start a new tradition this year – cleaning out my bead box of orphans after Christmas. I had over 250 beads in there if you can believe it! These are orphans that were colour experiments, or have slight imperfections in shape or colour that made them not quite make the cut for my sets. They are perfectly sound beads structurally, properly annealed and cleaned. Some of them are fugly, some are beautiful. They are all just waiting for a home and this is a really good deal! I have priced the beads so the spacers are .25 each (normally .50-$1.00) and all the other beads are $1 each (normally $3-5).


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