Recent Glass Bead Project

Summer is heating things up in Houston. If you are one of the lucky ones, you are sitting out the heat in Colorado or hanging out by the pool. Well, we didn't get to escape Houston, but we are working in air-conditioning, so that's pretty good. A client recently asked up to create an original design to put on the main wall of her master bedroom. She loved the look of glass beads. Was I thinking of shade or escaping the sun? I don't know, but a tree came immediately to mind.

All the fabrics, drapes, bedding and artwork had already been selected; the client just wanted a little sparkle added to the room. We decided to create a beautiful glass bead cherry blossom tree. The color, radiant orchid, worked well with the bedding colors so that became our base. The flow of the branches and blossoms gave the room a more feminine feel without being gooey. The glass beads gave it that "bling". We loved the way it turned out but more importantly so did the client!

Glass Bead Project Steps


To begin, we marked of the area we wanted the tree to cover and started putting our custom design in place.

Glass Bead Project #1


Once we had a sufficient area laid out we began with the color and glass beads. Here are a few shots of our progress.

You can see in the photo above the glass beads go on milky but dry clear and add a wonderful shimmer to the wall.


And here’s a view of the final tree before the art was hung.

Glass Bead Project #3


The final with artwork and bedding in place, just love the way the glass beads catch the light and sparkle.

Glass Bead Project #4

Do you have a room that needs a little extra something special? Send us an email or give us a call – we’d love to work with you on your next project.

Sincerely, Janie's Signature Janie Ellis, RID, ASID-IP, CF, Master Artisan janie@anythingbutplain.com