Wednesday 28 August 2013

Indian Creek Art Glass

A few months ago (probably more!) I was lucky enough to win a giveaway by Julie of Indian Creek Art Glass on her blog. I can't tell you how excited I was. All those gorgeous lampwork beads...all mine!

Well, I got in contact with Julie, and she very kindly and quickly sent my parcel full of treasure. But...after a while, the package was sent back to Julie! I gave her the wrong address by accident, and boy, did I feel stupid...

Julie very kindly sent a replacement which I received a few days ago. WOW! Lots and lots of beads...

Julie sent me a huge string full of gorgeous spacers. There are a few pairs I'm going to use for earrings, and I love using mismatched beads in bracelets. There's everything from pretty pastels to dark, rustic beads. The striped orange pair and the ivory and blue are my favorites...

The parcel was full of a mix of spacers and Julie's disc beads. They're all simple, pleasing shapes, and have a lovely organic feel. But the real beauty is in the extra detail Julie adds. It seems like each of the little spacers has something extra special...a flattened edge, an extra flash of silvered glass, or swirls of color. I love them!

Julie's disc beads are a great example of that subtle detail. Check out that 3 disk bead. Red circle on one side...

And orange on the other! The two gray ones are going to be earrings, I think. I might use the larger one as a button clasp or maybe connectors?

I can't say thank you enough to Julie. She was very generous and understanding after my little mistake...which we will not speak of anymore. :-) Now it's time to bead!


  1. Very beautiful beads, I love Julie's work so much. I am sure you will make some gorgeous earrings and bracelets with them. Lucky girl!!!

  2. You're so sweet - thanks for the mention! You too, Solange!

  3. I adore Julie's beads and treat myself to a set or two on a regular basis... I can't wait to see what you create, Leah!

  4. Don't you just love Julie's beads. I have got quite a collection of them going that I really need to let go of and start making jewelry with.

  5. What a beautiful prize and she sounds like a lovely person too. Everyone makes mistakes. . .oh, I forgot we were not to speak of it anymore. I apologize. Now, have some fun with those beauties!