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Two exclusive Glass bead sets

This week we finished two special glass bead sets. The first “Encounter with Hedgehogs”. The second “A Resting Place for the Night” is the largest glass bead set we made untill now and is an exclusive set.

Working on a special Glass Bead Elves set.

Busy finishing a special, one time only, glass beads display set. The set includes three Glass Bead Elves and a Lantern, which can be taken from the base. Fixed to the display are a Barn Owl, a European Badger, two Mice and two Fly Agarics.

Glass bead sets

Many of our customers make jewelry themselves. So we thought about and Iris set out making glass bead sets with complementary beads to the Fairy and Elf designs.

Upcoming work

Here is a little preview including a Japanese Elf bead set with beads in the style of the glass bead Elf. Also a Barn Owl pendant and some Forest Elves, made for a big special set.

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About us

Iris Francissen

Eleven years ago Iris started lampworking. Developing skills rapidly with a keen eye for detail she soon made beads in her own unique style. at first Iris made beads for necklaces and other jewelry but soon after that magical little fairy folk bead figurines. The figurines are very detailed being about 2,5 to 3,5 cm. Some even with flower petals of a single millimeter incorporated into their designs.

Marcel Grotens

Working as an illustrator and graphic designer Marcel soon became involved with Iris’ work, suggesting glass fairies and fantasy creatures. He draws and sculpts bead designs, makes display bases and photographs the bead figurines in a natural environment. Marcel also tends the Etsy shop Glass Bead Fairies and is currently designing a book showcasing the work of Iris.

We started designing Fairies, Elves and other Little Folk in 2009. Iris has been making lampwork art in our home studio since 2007. Many designs are inspired by nature, which we care hughly about. The forests and riverside’s near the village where we live and the garden surrounding our house are the places where our designs begin really. These locations also provide the decor for the photographs.

Iris started making glassbeads to make her on jewelry, funny part being she never wears jewelry herself. Here are some samples of her jewelry using braided cotton and glass only.

Bracelet ‘Pip’, by Iris. 2009.
Bracelet ‘Mera’ by Iris. 2009.
Then came the Fairy designs… to be continued.

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