Water Garden Bead
Photo by Doug Yaple

The "Water Garden" bead is another one of my favorite styles, and can be seen in the recently published book "1000 Glass Beads".
The marbelized base is made with several layers of opaque and transprent blue and aqua glass, and is covered in a variety of serene flowers. The flowers can either be cased (which creates a beautiful tiny bubble in the center of the flower - see pic below) or melted into the surface (which allows the stamen of the flower to show nicely - see pic above). You're welcome to order either style.

While there are two sizes of water garden beads choose from for a custom order, I will often incorporate the water garden design into other shapes of beads, objects, etc. for my auctions. Please look below to view some examples of other ways I've used the design...