Portrait of a Basha Bead

An Oregon lamp work artist creates Basha Beads of dichroic glass. I just photographed A SINGLE BASHA BEAD Pendant for my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=ss_profile. (There are usually a dozen or so items with wonderful Basha Beads in my shop at any one time. I’ll list the ones currently available at the bottom of this post.)

I turned the bead a little for each photo. You can see swirls of iridescent pink, blue-violet, aqua, gold, blue and violet, all in the same bead.

Wouldn’t this pendant be a great companion if you were stuck on a long conference call or in a long meeting? You could turn it every which way and begin to discover all of its mysteries.

The bead cap is sterling silver as is the 18″ wheat chain.

I design elegant, classic, minimalist jewelry for the working woman. You can put my jewelry on in the morning and forget about it. My jewelry will never distract. However, most of my jewelry contains fascinating components like this Basha Bead, to keep you company in trying times.

You will find many Basha Beads in my shop, SusanDolphinDelaney: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney/items including:

A glorious golden Basha Bead pendant: https://www.etsy.com/listing/711682849/gold-basha-bead-pendant-rainbow-flashes?ref=shop_home_active_2&frs=1

PLANET A, a blue Basha Bead pendant with dichroic green continents: https://www.etsy.com/listing/711678689/planet-a-blue-basha-bead-with-green?ref=shop_home_active_3&frs=1

BURNIN’ LOVE, a pair of small hot pink and red Basha Bead earrings: https://www.etsy.com/listing/695222404/burnin-love-earrings-basha-beads?ref=shop_home_active_10&frs=1

A glorious red/orange/gold Basha Bead hanging from a gold vermeil clover: https://www.etsy.com/listing/709063849/basha-bead-with-clover-pendant-swirls-of?ref=shop_home_active_13&frs=1

My favorite, MARDI GRAS, Basha Beads with dichroic purple cores, wrapped with dichroic green and gold: https://www.etsy.com/listing/676702828/mardi-gras-basha-bead-earrings-instant?ref=shop_home_active_77&frs=1

And many more: earrings, pendants and pearl necklaces. Hop over to my shop to see them all. If you put Basha Bead in the search box they will all pop up on one page, like this one: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=676702828&search_query=basha+bead

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A Pearl with Endless Fascination

I bought a silver blue baroque pearl which was utterly amazing. The ridges and valleys on the pearl offered beauty and peace. Then I looked at it in bright light. Whoa! Coral luster with flashes of emerald. Once I moved it and the whole back flashed emerald.

I was lucky enough to find some silver blue pearls in the same hue, only darker. I put the necklace together and added accents of white pearls.

Here are photos of the necklace, the luster on the front of the pearl and the luster on the back.

SILVERY BLUE PEARL NECKLACE WITH EXTRAORDINARY LUSTERhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney/items

My Etsy shop IS SusanDolphinDelaney. I focus on simple, classic, elegant jewelry that a working woman can put on in the morning and forget until she takes it off at night. My necklaces, pendants and earrings will never distract.

HOWEVER, most of my neckpieces have a focal that will fascinate you. If you are stuck on a long phone call or if you are in a long meeting, my jewelry will be a good companion, offering you something to look at. Something that will never reveal all of its secrets, no matter how long you own it.

I intend my necklaces, pendants and earrings to be Instant Heirlooms. Jewelry that you will want to pass on to your daughters and granddaughters.

My Etsy shop is SusanDolphinDelaney: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney/items

The Journey Begins

Thank you for joining me!

I’d love to share some of the jewelry I’ve made for working women.





EVENING IN VENICE EARRINGS LAMPWORK WITH WHITE GOLD FLAKES https://www.etsy.com/listing/687916733/evening-in-venice-artisan-aqua-lampwork?ref=shop_home_active_45&frs=1
GOOD MORNING GLORY PEARL NECKLACE WITH CZECH FLOWER BEADShttps://www.etsy.com/listing/675886424/good-morning-glory-czech-flower-beads?ref=shop_home_active_39&frs=1
WHALESONG AT DAWN EARRINGS BASHA BEADS AND SILVERhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/689751607/whalesong-at-dawn-basha-beads-pink?ref=shop_home_active_43&frs=1

My Etsy shop, SusanDolphinDelaney:https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney/items?ref=pagination&page=1

Please visit me there. I hope you find something in my shop with your name on it!

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