Yes, I'm one of those crazy people who actually do like winter! And it's a good thing, because our winters in the Ottawa Valley can be cold, damp and long. However, the snow makes it forgivable - we enjoy skiing, both downhill and cross-country, so lots of snow makes for a much more enjoyable winter. Plus, it is just so beautiful!
Winter makes me think of white snow, reds for the holiday season and more neutral tones. In the middle photo of the third row, I've used a mix of ebony ivory glass with a bit of red through it. These are then tumbled to a stone-like finish and gives the beads an almost satin softness. I've added solid red beads and silver findings to complete the bracelet. In the bottom left photo, this choker necklace is made of a barrel shaped bead, that I tumbled and then strung on thick black rubber cord. I like the feel of the rubber with the glass. It's soft on the skin, is strong, but not heavy. The middle bottom photo is a necklace made of hollow, blown beads, using a transparent base with silver glass on top which gives the glass an iridescent look. They are strung simply on silver snake chain, with Swarovski crystals.
This bracelet combines square and bi-cone Swarovski crystals with larger round glass beads made of silver glass on black, and smaller metallic black glass beads. Inspired by the crystal dark water that we see, before it freezes over!