Category Archives: Beads


Otherwise known as a work in progress! 😉 Here’s one I’ve been working on this week. I’ve been having a heck of a time getting the hollows to match up. Sometimes I can do them with my eyes closed… sometimes not! I got the idea for this color combination from the swimming suit I bought this spring. I swear I get some of my favorite jewelry ideas from the swimming suits I’ve had over the last few years!

Short and sweet today ~ I have work to do!


Checking in…

It’s been a busy week at the Puffer house! And my blog has suffered… I’m in jewelry mode at the moment getting new pieces ready to wear to the ISGB Gathering in a couple weeks. A girl just can’t wear the same thing every year!

I’ve also been getting beads made to put into earrings and pendants. It sure is a juggling act trying to balance making beads, creating jewelry and still enjoying summer! I’ve got myself so worked up that my heart has decided to skip a beat every once in awhile so I’m in the process of figuring out what’s causing THAT! My doctor’s best guess is that it’s just stress. But until I get some answers, that’s taking up a fair portion of my brain… It’s always something, isn’t it! 😉

Be back soon with a couple more Gathering ensembles…

A quickie…

We just got back from a great, long, holiday weekend so I’m just going to show you a picture of the latest addition to my Dsk!Dsk! Dsk! series… I’ll be back later this week with more!

Seashell pendants…

I’m going to start adding pieces to Etsy and my website this week and the first thing I’m putting up is one of my seashell pendants. I’m always looking for new things to add to my jewelry and lately I’ve been incorporating the shells and stones I’ve found on vacations… I like to think I’ve created something a little unique! But we’ll see…

Next up will be a Stone Dot ring using a Lake Superior stone I picked up along the beach at my cousin’s home in the UP…

I love what I do again!

Just a quick note after way too long. I’m creating again and loving what I’m doing. I’m actually working on my first intentional series of jewelry called Dsk! Dsk! Dsk! I’ve written an entry for Watch Me Create that explains it in more detail.

Nancy Sells Glass Dsk! Dsk! Dsk!

It’s good to be back…. more later!

Time to go back to Etsy!

Hi there! It’s about time I got back into the blogging groove. I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately so posting hasn’t been at the top of my daily list… obviously! 😉 But I’m back at the torch and having fun so here we go.

Nancy Sells Puffer Brightly Focal Lampwork Bead



Looks like Etsy is the place to be these days so I’m going to head back over and give it another try. I’ve had a store there for awhile now but stopped stocking it because I wasn’t getting much traffic. I think I gave up a little too soon. With all their new bells and whistles, I can’t wait to try again! So check in often as I hope to add items weekly.

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WM Bead Expo Sneak Peek

As promised…. here’s a couple pictures of some of the beads I’ll have at the West Michigan Bead Expo. I’ve been addicted to making hollows lately so there will be quite a few of these at my booth next week. Now to figure out how to display them!

Nancy Sells Glass Hollow Lampwork Beads

In case you’re wondering what to do with them, here’s a simple necklace I made with a few….

Nancy Sells Glass Hollow Bead Necklace

I’ve also been developing a new style of beads to use with the Lake Superior stones I collected this past summer. They’re moving me in new and fun directions. I’ll have some of the jewelry I’ve been making with them at the show. But in the meantime, here are some stone dot disc focals that have morphed out of playing with my new style……

Nancy Sells Glass Stone Dot Discs

Nancy Sells Glass Ocean Stone Dot Disc

I can’t believe it’s only a week away! Time to get back out to the torch. I sure hope you can come see us at our booth… be sure to say hi!

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