Natalia Designs

Honeycomb Beads

These honeycomb beads began with a dream about a necklace made with etched honeybee beads and glass honeycombs in between. It took time to figure out how to create an open latticework in glass. That necklace still does not exist, but I’ve loved exploring the possibilities of this form.



Simple Peach Glass Honeycomb Bead

This is the simplest of my honeycomb forms, just two glass discs folded and shaped to join together.

About 1.25" diameter.

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Rose Quartz Glass Honeycomb Bead

This honeycomb form builds on the simplest, with four glass discs folded and shaped to join together.

About 3" wide by 1.25" diameter

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Watermelon Tourmaline Glass Honeycomb Bead

This 4-disc honeycomb is larger than the last, and more gently formed and folded so that it has a bit more of a flower petal look to it. This bead is part of the ISGB Perspecives Exhibit displayed at the 2009 Glass Art Society conference in Corning, NY, and will be seen at the 2010 Bead & Button Show and the 2010 ISGB Gathering.

About 3.5" wide by 2" diameter

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Amber Moorish Honeycomb Bead 

This is the most complex honeycomb form I’ve made. Multiple discs are joined together here, with an extra layer added and shaped at the top and bottom. This gives the bead an accidental Moorish-arch look.

About 3" high by 2.5" wide.

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Tourmaline Moorish Honeycomb Bead

For this honeycomb, I chose colors to simulate watermelon tourmaline gem stone. Featured in Bead Review 2009

About 3" high by 2.5" wide.

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Large Graduated Blue-Green Honeycomb Bead

This bead is shaped from six discs, each shading from blue to green. This is the longest honeycomb shape I make, and the most challenging.

Approximately 3.5" wide by 1.75" diameter.

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