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Ayako HATTORI's Gallery

Ayako HATTORI's Gallery

Posted by Ayako Hattori on 5/22/2006
I am a glass beads maker in Japan.
In Japan we make glass beads using crystal glass rods and burner with air pump.Crystal glass has low melting point and delicate color.I love to make Japanese glass beads called "Tonbodama."
I love flowers. I make many kinds of flower bloom inside glass beads.
Please enjoy my glass works.When you are interested in me or my works, would you please contact me.I wold like to make friends of beads makers outside Japan.

My gallery and store in English,"Ayako's glass garden"
http://www13.ocn.ne.jp/~
shiro-ya/indexenglish.html

my ebay account
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African Iris

African Iris

In last New Year holiday, I visited Australia. I found the flower on the road near Melbourne. I don’t know the name exactly, but I think it is African Iris. It is not native Australian, but I made the bead because it is beautiful.
(9 images)
Anemone de Caen

Anemone de Caen

I like the black center of the flower.
(7 images)
Anemone de Caen Marbles

Anemone de Caen Marbles

Big one is 3.4 cm. Small one is 3.2 cm.
(5 images)
Balloon flower and Dragonfly Beads

Balloon flower and Dragonfly Beads

Dragonfly is flying around balloon flowers.
(7 images, 1 comment)
Beach Morning Glory on Seashore Beads

Beach Morning Glory on Seashore Beads

Beach morning glory flowers bloom on summer seashore, seashells scattering.
(6 images)
Birds Flying in the Sky

Birds Flying in the Sky

I like birds. I wish I had wings like them. I let them fly in the sky of my beads.
(5 images, 5 comments)
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Blue Poppy

Blue Poppy

(10 images)
Blue Rose round bead

Blue Rose round bead

I made the beads, inspired pottery of ink blue flowers.
(9 images)
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Butterbur Sprout Bead

Butterbur Sprout Bead

Do you know the edible wild plant in early spring? It is flower of butterbur actually. The symbol of early spring comes out from twisted dry grass.
(9 images)
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Butterfly Skimmer & Waterlily Beads

Butterfly Skimmer & Waterlily Beads

Water lily flowers blooms on the pond and butterflies skimmers (Rhyothemis fuliginosa) are flying around them.
(11 images)
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Butterfly Skimmer & Waterlily Square Bead

Butterfly Skimmer & Waterlily Square Bead

Water lily flowers blooms on the pond and butterflies skimmers (Rhyothemis fuliginosa) are flying around them.
(10 images)
Camellia Flower Beads

Camellia Flower Beads

Camellia flowers bloom in winter Japanese garden.
(7 images, 1 comment)
Cherry Blossom & Butterfly

Cherry Blossom & Butterfly

Butterflies are flying around cherry blossoms.
(9 images)
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Cherry blossom and bud

Cherry blossom and bud

Cherry blossoms are blooming on the branch, waiting spring.
(5 images, 1 comment)
Cherry blossom and bud

Cherry blossom and bud

Cherry blossoms are blooming on the branch now. Spring has come to Japan.
(10 images)
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Cherry Blossom and Snowflake

Cherry Blossom and Snowflake

It is one of Japanese winter holiday bead series.


(3 images)
Cherry Blossom and Snowflake

Cherry Blossom and Snowflake

It is one of Japanese winter holiday bead series.
(3 images)
Cherry Blossom Beads

Cherry Blossom Beads

cherry blossoms of smokey colors bloom on the gray and silver bead. I made the bead, using typical kimono pattern.
(10 images)
Cherry Blossom Marble

Cherry Blossom Marble

Smokey pink cherry blossoms bloom on the gray and silver marble. I made the marble, using typical kimono pattern.
(3 images)
Cherry blossom marbles

Cherry blossom marbles

Cherry blossoms bloom on the background of cherry trees blooming like fog in the distance.
(6 images, 2 comments)
Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom is symbol of spring in Japan.
(7 images, 1 comment)
Chrismas Rose Bead

Chrismas Rose Bead

(10 images, 2 comments)
Christmas Rose Marbles

Christmas Rose Marbles

Christmas Rose flowers bloom on the marbles.

Green one is 3.4 cm.
Blue one is 3.5 cm.
(8 images)
Chrysanthemum Flower Square Beads

Chrysanthemum Flower Square Beads

Pink and yellow chrysanthemum flowers bloom on the beads. The flower is symbol of autumn in Japan.
(9 images)
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Clematis and Dragonfly marble

Clematis and Dragonfly marble

Dragonflies are flying around above clematis flowers.
(3 images)
Clematis Flowers

Clematis Flowers

Clematis blooms in early summer.
(8 images, 1 comment)
Clematis Marble1

Clematis Marble1

(6 images)
Clematis Marble2

Clematis Marble2

(5 images)
Colored Carp and Maple Leaf

Colored Carp and Maple Leaf

Colored carps are swimming in the stream and maple leaves are falling above them.
(9 images)
Colored Carp and Maple Leaf Marble

Colored Carp and Maple Leaf Marble

Colored carps are swimming in the stream. Red, yellow and green maple leaves are falling above them.
(3 images)
Columbine Flower

Columbine Flower

(10 images, 3 comments)
Columbine Marbles

Columbine Marbles

Red and blue columbine flowers bloom on the marbles.
(9 images, 1 comment)
Columbine Marbles-2

Columbine Marbles-2

(6 images, 1 comment)
Common Mallow Flower Beads

Common Mallow Flower Beads

This flower is common mallow mauritiana. Small deep pink flowers bloom among layered leaves.
(7 images)
Cornflower beads

Cornflower beads

Blue and pink cornflowers bloom on the beads.
(9 images)
Cornflower cube beads

Cornflower cube beads

Pink and blue cornflowers bloom in the cube bead.
(11 images)
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Cosmos and Butterfly Marble

Cosmos and Butterfly Marble

Butterflies are flying around cosmos flowers.
(3 images, 1 comment)
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Crested Kingfisher & Frozen Maple Leaf on Icy River

Crested Kingfisher & Frozen Maple Leaf on Icy River

Crested kingfishers are flying on icy river. Frozen maple leaves are falling over them.
(9 images)
Cuttlefish & Sea Creatures Beads

Cuttlefish & Sea Creatures Beads

Cuttlefishes are swimming on coral reef. Blue crabs and starfishes are around there.
(9 images)
Daffodil and Butterfly square beads

Daffodil and Butterfly square beads

Butterfly is flying around daffodil flowers.
(12 images)
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Daffodil Flower & Butterfly round bead

Daffodil Flower & Butterfly round bead

Butterflies are flying around two kinds of daffodil flowers.
(4 images)
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Daffodil Paperweight

Daffodil Paperweight

Daffodil paperweight of Satake lead glass
(4 images, 2 comments)
Dahlia Flower Marbles

Dahlia Flower Marbles

I like the multiple layered petals of the flower.
(10 images, 1 comment)
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Dahlia Flowers

Dahlia Flowers

I love multiple layered petals of the flower.
(10 images, 1 comment)
Dahlia Flowers Square Beads

Dahlia Flowers Square Beads

Dahlia flowers in late summer
(9 images)
Daisy Flower & Butterfly Marble

Daisy Flower & Butterfly Marble

Many utterflies are flying around white and pink daisy flowers.
The flower is the most popular kind of daisy in Japan.
(4 images)
Dandelion and bee

Dandelion and bee

Bees are flying around dandelion flowers in spring field.
(7 images, 2 comments)
Dandelion and friends

Dandelion and friends

Dandelion blooms like yellow stars in spring field. Bee and butterfly love the honey.
(5 images, 1 comment)
Dandelion Flower and Seed Head

Dandelion Flower and Seed Head

Dandelion flower blooms and seeds are flying from the seed head.
(6 images)
Double Christmas Rose Flower Marble

Double Christmas Rose Flower Marble

Many kinds of double christmas rose flower bloom on marbles.
(11 images)
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Double Christmas Rose round beads

Double Christmas Rose round beads

Many kinds of double christmas rose bloom in the beads.
(14 images)
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Double Christmas Rose Square Beads

Double Christmas Rose Square Beads

Many kinds of christmas rose bloom in the beads.
(9 images)
Double Clematis Flower Marble

Double Clematis Flower Marble

Three kinds of double clematis flowers bloom on the marble.
(5 images)
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Double Clematis Flower Marble

Double Clematis Flower Marble

Two kinds of double clematis flowers bloom on blue autumn sky. Butterflies are flying among them.
(8 images)
Double Clematis Flowers

Double Clematis Flowers

I like clematis flower, especially double flowered ones.
(10 images)
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Double Cosmos Flowers Round Beads

Double Cosmos Flowers Round Beads

Double cosmos flowers bloom on the blue autumn sky.
(8 images)
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Double Petunia Flower Marble

Double Petunia Flower Marble

(5 images)
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Dragonfly and Balloon Flower square beads

Dragonfly and Balloon Flower square beads

Dragonfly is flying around balloon flowers. It is traditional Japanese pattern.
(7 images, 2 comments)
Dragonfly beads

Dragonfly beads

Making dragonfly bead was my dream, because Tonbo-dama means "dragonfly-ball" in Japanese. I finally finished them. Would you please look at my dragonfly!!
(7 images, 3 comments)
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Flower and Butterfly

Flower and Butterfly

I made butterfly murrini of yellow and black wings. The yellow is new color of Satake lead glass.
(10 images, 1 comment)
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Flying Birds Marble

Flying Birds Marble

White birds flying on the marble.
(3 images, 1 comment)
Flying Owl in the Wind Beads

Flying Owl in the Wind Beads

Owls are flying in the wind. Snow and leaves are dancing around them.
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Flying Owl in the Wind Beads

Flying Owl in the Wind Beads

Owls are flying in the wind. Snow and leaves are dancing around them.
(11 images)
Forget-Me-Not & Butterfly Beads

Forget-Me-Not & Butterfly Beads

Blue and pink forget-me-not flowers bloom and butterflies are flying around them.
(8 images)
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Forget-Me-Not & Butterfly Square Beads

Forget-Me-Not & Butterfly Square Beads

Blue and pink forget-me-not flowers bloom and butterflies are flying around them.
(12 images)
Gerbera beads

Gerbera beads

I think we need some bright colors in gray winter day.
(9 images, 1 comment)
Globularia Salicina Flower Beads

Globularia Salicina Flower Beads

Globularia salicina came from South Europe originally. We call the flower “Blue Eye” in Japanese. Small flower of blue and white is lovely.
(8 images)
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Globularia Salicina Flower marbles

Globularia Salicina Flower marbles

Globularia salicina came from South Europe originally.
We call the flower “Blue Eye” in Japanese.
Small flower of blue and white is lovely.
(10 images)
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Green Pea Marble

Green Pea Marble

Japanese style lampwork marble.
Diameter about 3.2 cm.
(3 images)
Happy Holiday Beads

Happy Holiday Beads

Happy Holiday!
(6 images)
Happy Women's Day Mimosa Beads

Happy Women's Day Mimosa Beads

I made them for everyone who supports women's rights. Happy Women's Day!
(6 images)
Holiday Wreath Beads

Holiday Wreath Beads

The wreath of leaves and berry is around the bead.
(10 images)
Hummingbird and Hibiscus Flower Square Bead

Hummingbird and Hibiscus Flower Square Bead

Hummingbirds are flying around hibiscus flowers.
(9 images)
Hummingbird and Phlox Flower Beads

Hummingbird and Phlox Flower Beads

Hummingbirds are flying around phlox flowers.
(9 images)
Ivy beads

Ivy beads

They are good for holiday season.
(8 images)
Ivy beads

Ivy beads

Ivy leaves turn into red.
(5 images)
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Japanese Adonis Flower round bead

Japanese Adonis Flower round bead

Three kinds of Japanese adonis is spring wild flower adopted in garden.
(13 images)
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Japanese Adonis Flower square bead

Japanese Adonis Flower square bead

The Japanese Adonis are kinds of Adonis amurensis. The adonis is originally Japanese spring wild flower but some kinds are adopted in garden. Two kinds of the flower bloom on the bead.
(7 images)
Japanese Anemone Hepatica

Japanese Anemone Hepatica

Japanese Anemone hepatica brings spring. It is originally wild flower but gardeners have made it fascinating double flower. Many kinds of Anemone hepesica bloom Japanese garden.
(11 images)
Japanese anemone hepatica flower

Japanese anemone hepatica flower

Japanese anemone hepatica flower is one kind of spring ephemeral in Japan.
(10 images)
Japanese day flower beads

Japanese day flower beads

The day flower is Japanese favorite wild flower.
(6 images, 1 comment)
Japanese Marsh Marigold

Japanese Marsh Marigold

Japanese marsh marigold flowers bloom on the stream.
(10 images)
Japanese Marsh Marigold Flower Square Bead

Japanese Marsh Marigold Flower Square Bead

Japanese marsh marigold flowers bloom on the stream.
(9 images)
Japanese New Year

Japanese New Year

I would like to let you know some of Japanese New Year. Here are my ornamental cabbage beads. We arrange the cabbage and some other New Year items, like plum flowers, pine branch, bamboo leaves or nandina berry, and display in front of house. I arranged pink ornamental cabbage and bamboo leaves and nandina in the beads. Enjoy them!
(7 images, 7 comments)
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Japanese New Year Beads 2

Japanese New Year Beads 2

Here is a typical pattern for Japanese New Year. Combination of pine branch, bamboo leaves and plum flowers.
(5 images)
Japanese New Year Beads 3

Japanese New Year Beads 3

Here is another my New Year bead. It is one of very typical flower arrangement for New Year. I know lily is not traditional Japanese flower, but it is very popular now. We need some bright and sweet flower on dim winter day. We arrange lily with some Japanese traditional new year items. I arranged pink and white lilies with sarcandra glabra.
(7 images, 1 comment)
Karasu-uri Flower Marble

Karasu-uri Flower Marble

This is Japanese mysterious flower, karasu-uri, Trichosanthes cucumeroides.
The flower is like snake gourd, but it is different plant. The flower blooms in night.
Fruit of Karasu-uri is round and orange color, not edible.
(5 images)
lacecap hydrangea

lacecap hydrangea

Hydrangea flower is symbol of rainy season in early summer in Japan.
(9 images, 1 comment)
Lilac Flowers

Lilac Flowers

Beads of bunch of lilac flowers
(5 images, 3 comments)
Lily and Butterfly

Lily and Butterfly

Lily flowers bloom on the gray and silver bead, butterflies flying around.
(9 images)
Lily and Butterfly marble

Lily and Butterfly marble

Japanese style lampwork marble.
Diameter about 3.2 cm.
(4 images, 1 sub-page, 2 comments)
Lily Arrangement

Lily Arrangement

The flowers are typical arrangement for Japanese new year. Bright color of them makes gray winter day bright. Lily, aranthera anne black, nandina berry.
(8 images)
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Lily bead

Lily bead

In Japan we usually make bead jewelry with leather code. So our tonbodama usually has a hole from side to side. But in Western world you make jewelry of bead with hole from top to bottom. I think it must be good for pendant. Then I try one.
And my American friend suggested that white flower on purple must be beautiful. How do you think of it?
(3 images)
lily flower arrangement

lily flower arrangement

The flowers are typical arrangement for Japanese new year. Lily, aranthera anne black, nandina berry. Bright color of them makes gray winter day bright.
(9 images)
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Lily Marble

Lily Marble

3.5 cm diameters
(6 images, 3 comments)
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LOVE LETTER bead

LOVE LETTER bead

Feather pen and the word "LOVE."
A wonderful gift for someone intimate to you.
(5 images)
Marbles of gerbera flower

Marbles of gerbera flower

Blue, pink and yellow gerbera flowers on the marbles.
(8 images, 3 comments)
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Marguerite Flower Marble

Marguerite Flower Marble

Pink and white marguerite flowers bloom on the marble. Butterflies are flying around the flowers.
(4 images)
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Moon, Bush Clover & Bellflower Bead

Moon, Bush Clover & Bellflower Bead

Moon, bush clover and bellflower are Japanese traditional pattern for autumn.
Actually Japanese bush clover and Japanese bellflower bloom in different season. Bellflower blooms in summer.
But I hope the pattern is beautiful.
(3 images)
Moon, Bush Clover & Bellflower Beads

Moon, Bush Clover & Bellflower Beads

Combination of moon, bush clover and bellflower is Japanese traditional pattern for autumn. Actually Japanese bush clover and Japanese bellflower bloom in different season. Bellflower blooms in summer. But I hope the pattern is beautiful.
(10 images)
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Moonflower & Luna Moth Beads

Moonflower & Luna Moth Beads

Luna moths are flying around moonflower in the midnight.
(10 images)
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Morning Glory - Heavenly Blue Square Beads

Morning Glory - Heavenly Blue Square Beads

I love the blue flower.
(10 images)
Morning Glory Flowers

Morning Glory Flowers

Morning glory is traditional Japanese summer flower.
(7 images)
Morning Glory Square Beads #2

Morning Glory Square Beads #2

Morning glory is symbol of summer in Japan.
(8 images)
Mosaic Flower

Mosaic Flower

I made the flower, using mosaic technique.
(6 images)
My first goddess beads

My first goddess beads

I haven't made sculpture bead because my Satake is too soft to make it. But when I saw Western style beads of women's body, I found out they are so beautiful. I always enjoy seeing them. Then I decided to try some. They are my first goddess beads of Satake.
(7 images, 3 comments)
My first Moretti 3D flowers

My first Moretti 3D flowers

Here are my first Moretti 3D flowers. I usually use Satake lead glass, but it is too soft and breakable for 3D beads. So I tried Moretti. It is wonderful to try something new to me.
(4 images, 2 comments)
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my first mosaic beads

my first mosaic beads

I tried mosaic technique.
It was difficult but I enjoyed it.
I will make more patterns with the technique.
I hope the beads are good for holiday season.
(9 images)
My first paperweight #1 pumpkin

My first paperweight #1 pumpkin

It is the similar design to the marble of 6th prize of the Alphabet Marble Contest.
(3 images)
My first paperweight #2 petunia garden

My first paperweight #2 petunia garden

I hope it looks like petunia flowers in flowerpot.
(3 images, 1 comment)
My first paperweight #3 sunflower

My first paperweight #3 sunflower

I hope it is good for summer season.
(3 images, 2 comments)
Okra Flower and Fruit

Okra Flower and Fruit

Yellow okra flowers bloom near green young fruits.
(6 images)
Old Rose Flower

Old Rose Flower

Old Rose Flowers bloom in autumn garden.
(9 images)
Old Rose Flower

Old Rose Flower

(6 images)
Orchid Beads

Orchid Beads

The pink flower is one kind of Phalaenopsis
(7 images)
Orchid Flower marble

Orchid Flower marble

Two kinds of orchid flower bloom on the marble.
(3 images)
Orchid Flower round bead

Orchid Flower round bead

Two kinds of orchid flower bloom on the bead
(3 images)
Orchid Flower square bead

Orchid Flower square bead

Orchid flowers bloom on the beads.
(9 images)
Ornamental Kale and Viola Flower Round Bead

Ornamental Kale and Viola Flower Round Bead

The combination of rnamental kale and viola flower is very popular for winter garden in Japan. The both plants are strong in cold weather, so we can enjoy the beauty in gray winter and early spring days.
(10 images)
Paeony Flower & Butterfly Marble

Paeony Flower & Butterfly Marble

Winter paeony is delight in early spring. And paeony and butterfly is traditional pattern in Japan.
(4 images)
Pansy

Pansy

Spring has come!
(7 images, 1 comment)
Passion Flower Beads

Passion Flower Beads

(10 images, 8 comments)
Passion Flower Square Beads

Passion Flower Square Beads

In Japan we call the flower, "tokei-so," clock-flower. You may understand the reason.
(10 images, 1 comment)
Petunia Garden

Petunia Garden

Many petunia flowers bloom in the garden.
(8 images)
Pincushion Flower & Dragonfly Beads

Pincushion Flower & Dragonfly Beads

White and blue scabiosa, pincushion flowers bloom on the bead. Dragonflies are flying around the flowers.
(8 images)
Pincushion Flower & Dragonfly Marble

Pincushion Flower & Dragonfly Marble

White, blue and pink scabiosa, pincushion flowers bloom on the marble. Dragonflies are flying around the flowers.
(6 images)
Pincushion Flower Square Bead

Pincushion Flower Square Bead

Scabiosa, pincushion flowers.
Several years ago, I made Japanese wild pincushion flower, but this ones are Western flowers. I think they are fancier.
(10 images)
Pink Camellia

Pink Camellia

This is one kind of Japanese camellia, named Otome Tsubaki. It means maiden camellia. Isn't it beautiful name?
(8 images)
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Pink Camellia Marbles

Pink Camellia Marbles

This is one kind of Japanese camellia, named Otome Tsubaki. It means maiden camellia. Isn't it beautiful name?
(7 images)
Pink Flower and Butterfly Marble

Pink Flower and Butterfly Marble

Butterflies are flying around two kinds of pink flowers.
(6 images)
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Pink, Dragonfly & Butterfly square beads

Pink, Dragonfly & Butterfly square beads

Two kinds of pink flowers bloom and dragonflies and butterflies are flying around them.
(9 images)
Pink, Dragonfly & Butterfly square beads

Pink, Dragonfly & Butterfly square beads

Two kinds of pink flowers bloom and dragonflies and butterflies are flying around them.
(9 images)
Pink, Dragonfly & Butterfly square beads

Pink, Dragonfly & Butterfly square beads

Two kinds of pink flowers bloom and dragonflies and butterflies are flying around them.
(9 images)
Plum Blossom

Plum Blossom

Plum blossom is lucky symbol for new year in Japan.
(6 images, 1 comment)
Plum Blossom Bead for Japanese New Year

Plum Blossom Bead for Japanese New Year

Plum blossom is one of luck symbol for new year in Japan.
(9 images)
pom-pom flower

pom-pom flower

The pom-pom flowers are kinds of chrysanthemum. Cute flowers of round shape bloom around the bead.
(9 images)
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pom-pom flower marble

pom-pom flower marble

The pom-pom flowers are kinds of chrysanthemum. Cute flowers of round shape bloom around the marble.
(6 images)
Ranunculus Flower round bead

Ranunculus Flower round bead

Ranunculus flowers of three colors bloom on the beads.
(9 images)
Ranunculus Flower square bead

Ranunculus Flower square bead

Ranunculus flowers of three colors bloom on the bead. They look so bright. I hope they bring spring to us.
(9 images)
Raspberry square beads

Raspberry square beads

Raspberry flowers bloom inside and outside the beads.
(9 images)
Red leaves on square bead

Red leaves on square bead

Isn't it good for holiday season?
(3 images, 1 comment)
Red, Purple and Orange Ivy

Red, Purple and Orange Ivy

Ivy leaves turn into red, purple and Orange.
(7 images)
Red, Purple and Orange Ivy

Red, Purple and Orange Ivy

Ivy leaves turn into red, purple and orange.
(9 images)
Rose Beads

Rose Beads

(5 images, 4 comments)
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Rose marble

Rose marble

I know it is not rose season now. But people always like rose flowers, I hope.
(10 images, 3 comments)
Rose of Sharon - Hypericum calycinum

Rose of Sharon - Hypericum calycinum

The flower is Hypericum calycinum, one kind of Rose of Sharon. I love the yellow flower blooming in early summer.
(6 images)
Saffron Flower

Saffron Flower

I didn't know saffron crocus flower blooms in autumn.
(2 images)
Satake paperweights

Satake paperweights

I made them for Lampwork Festa in Japan.
Diameter of the large one is about 4.8 cm.
(7 images)
Saxifraga Fortunei Beads

Saxifraga Fortunei Beads

There are a lot of kinds of Saxifraga fortunei. The lovely small flowers are delight in late autumn garden.
(10 images)
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Scorpion & Flower in Desert Square Bead

Scorpion & Flower in Desert Square Bead

Many flowers, desert chicory, desert gold, delosperma bloom in desert. Scorpions are A crawling among them.
(4 images)
Single-Petaled Nigella Square Beads

Single-Petaled Nigella Square Beads

This single-petaled nigella is called “Blue Istanbul” in Japan. I visited the old city last month. I don't know nigella came from Turkey. But the deep blue flower reminds me of blue tiles of mosque in Istanbul.
(10 images)
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Snowflake beads

Snowflake beads

Snowflakes falling down from the heaven.
(7 images, 2 comments)
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Snowflake beads

Snowflake beads

Snowflakes falling from heaven, twinkling. I made new three murrini of snowflakes.
(6 images)
Snowflake Marble

Snowflake Marble

Snowflakes are falling on the marble, twinkling.
(3 images)
Snowflake Marbles

Snowflake Marbles

Snowflakes falling on the marbles.
(5 images, 2 comments)
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Snowflakes on Camellia

Snowflakes on Camellia

Snowflakes are falling over camellia flowers.
(2 images)
Snowflakes on Camellia - Japanese winter holiday bead #1

Snowflakes on Camellia - Japanese winter holiday bead #1

Snowflakes are falling over camellia flowers.
(3 images)
Snowflakes on Camellia - Japanese winter holiday bead #1

Snowflakes on Camellia - Japanese winter holiday bead #1

Snowflakes are falling over camellia flowers.
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Snowflakes on Christmas Rose

Snowflakes on Christmas Rose

Snowflakes are falling on christmas rose flowers.
(10 images)
Snowflakes on Christmas Rose

Snowflakes on Christmas Rose

Snowflakes are falling on pink and blue christmas rose flowers.
(3 images)
Snowflakes on Christmas Rose

Snowflakes on Christmas Rose

Snowflakes are falling over christmas rose flowers.
(3 images)
Snowflakes on Double Christmas Rose

Snowflakes on Double Christmas Rose

Snowflakes are falling over christmas rose flowers.
(3 images)
Snowflakes on Double Christmas Rose

Snowflakes on Double Christmas Rose

Snowflakes are falling over double christmas rose flowers.
(2 images)
Snowflakes on Fir Branch

Snowflakes on Fir Branch

Snowflakes falling on fir branch. Beads for holiday season.
(5 images)
Snowflakes on Flowers Beads

Snowflakes on Flowers Beads

Snowflakes are falling on the flowers.
(9 images)
Snowflakes on Flowers square beads

Snowflakes on Flowers square beads

Snowflakes are falling on flowers.
(10 images)
Snowflakes on Ivy Leaves

Snowflakes on Ivy Leaves

Snowflakes are falling on ivy leaves.
(4 images)
Snowflakes on Last Wild Rose

Snowflakes on Last Wild Rose

Snowflakes falling on last white wild rose. Beads for holiday season.
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Snowflakes on Last Wild Rose #2

Snowflakes on Last Wild Rose #2

Snowflakes falling on last white wild rose. Beads for holiday season.
(7 images)
Snowflakes on Old Rose

Snowflakes on Old Rose

Snowflakes are falling over old rose flowers.
It is good for winter holiday.
(3 images)
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Snowflakes on Paeony Flower

Snowflakes on Paeony Flower

Snowflakes are falling on Paeony flowers.
It is one of Japanese winter holiday beads series.
(3 images)
Spring Ephemeral Bead

Spring Ephemeral Bead

The flower is one kind of Japanese Ranunculaceae Coptis. I like wild flowers. Spring Ephemeral is delight in early spring.
(8 images, 1 comment)
Square Beads of Lacecap Hydrangea

Square Beads of Lacecap Hydrangea

Hydrangea flower is symbol of rainy season in early summer.
(10 images)
Sumi-e Paeony Flower round beads

Sumi-e Paeony Flower round beads

In Japan Sumi-e (ink and wash painting) painters like to paint paeony flower. It is very traditional design. I tried making the beads, inspired by such painting.
(10 images)
Sumi-e Paeony Flower square beads

Sumi-e Paeony Flower square beads

In Japan Sumi-e (ink and wash painting) painters like to paint paeony flower. It is very traditional design. I tried making the bead, inspired by such painting.
(10 images)
Sunflower beads

Sunflower beads

Sunflower looks beautiful in the bright sunshine of summer.
(5 images)
Sunflower Marbles

Sunflower Marbles

Summer has come!
(6 images, 1 comment)
Sunflower Marbles

Sunflower Marbles

(6 images)
Tropical Fish & Hibiscus Flower Marble

Tropical Fish & Hibiscus Flower Marble

Many tropical fishes are swimming in starlit sky. Hibiscus flowers bloom over them.
(4 images)
Tropical Fish & Hibiscus Flower Marble  #2

Tropical Fish & Hibiscus Flower Marble #2

Many tropical fishes are swimming in starlit sky. Hibiscus flowers bloom over them.
(4 images)
Tropical Fish & Hibiscus Flower Marble #3

Tropical Fish & Hibiscus Flower Marble #3

Many tropical fishes are swimming in starlit sky. Hibiscus flowers bloom over them.
(4 images)
Tropical Fish & Hibiscus Flower square bead

Tropical Fish & Hibiscus Flower square bead

Many tropical fishes are swimming in starlit sky. Hibiscus flowers bloom over them.
(3 images)
Tropical Fish & Hibiscus Flower square bead #2

Tropical Fish & Hibiscus Flower square bead #2

Many tropical fishes are swimming in starlit sky. Hibiscus flowers bloom over them.
(9 images)
Tropical Fish and Hibiscus Flower

Tropical Fish and Hibiscus Flower

Many tropical fishes are swimming in starlit sky. Hibiscus flowers bloom over them.
(4 images)
Tropical Fish and Hibiscus Flower #2

Tropical Fish and Hibiscus Flower #2

Many tropical fishes are swimming in starlit sky. Hibiscus flowers bloom over them.
(9 images)
Turtle and Sea Creatures beads

Turtle and Sea Creatures beads

Many sea creatures, sea anemones, starfishes and nautiluses are bottom of the sea. Turtles are swimming above them.
(7 images)
Vine Rose square beads

Vine Rose square beads

Vine rose flowers bloom around the beads.
(6 images)
Waterlily and Dragonfly bead

Waterlily and Dragonfly bead

(3 images, 2 comments)
Waterlily and Goldfish

Waterlily and Goldfish

Goldfishes are swimming around waterlily flowers.
(10 images)
Waterlily marble

Waterlily marble

Japanese style lampwork marble.
Diameter about 3.3 cm.
(3 images, 2 comments)
Waterweed Flower and Goldfish Beads

Waterweed Flower and Goldfish Beads

Waterweed (Egeria densa) is floating in the pond, blooming.
Goldfishes are swimming around the waterweed.
And ripples are spreading on the surface of the bead.
(The surface is smooth but you still recognize the ripples on it.)
(10 images)
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Waterweed Flower and Goldfish Marbles

Waterweed Flower and Goldfish Marbles

Waterweed (Egeria densa) is floating in the pond, blooming. Goldfishes are swimming around the waterweed. And ripples are spreading on the surface of the bead. (The surface is smooth but you still recognize the ripples on it.)
(9 images)
Winter Paeony Round Bead

Winter Paeony Round Bead

Winter paeony is delight of gray winter day.
(10 images)
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Winter Rose

Winter Rose

Snowflakes falling above rose flowers.
(5 images, 2 comments)
Wisteria Flowers

Wisteria Flowers

Bunches of wisteria flower hang on the vine cane.
(10 images)
Yellow Cosmos & Butterfly

Yellow Cosmos & Butterfly

(6 images)
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Yellow Cosmos & Butterfly (Indian Red Admiral) Square Bead

Yellow Cosmos & Butterfly (Indian Red Admiral) Square Bead

Yellow cosmos flowers blooms and butterflies (& Indian Red Admiral) are flying around them.
(10 images)
Yellow Cosmos & Butterfly Bead

Yellow Cosmos & Butterfly Bead

Yellow cosmos flowers blooms and butterflies are flying around them.
(9 images)
Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose

Yellow vine rose flowers bloom around the bead.
(5 images)
Floral marbles(Japanese style lamp work)

Floral marbles(Japanese style lamp work)

Ranunculus nipponicus var. major.
Flowers floating on surface of the water.
(3 images, 4 comments)
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cosmos and butterfly

cosmos and butterfly

Japanese style glass besd, Tonbodama.
(1 image, 1 comment)
Summer Wild Flowers

Summer Wild Flowers

(7 images, 3 comments)
Spider on her Web

Spider on her Web

Do you like spider?
(5 images, 3 comments)
Autumn harvest series

Autumn harvest series

Vegetables and their Flowers
(7 images, 2 comments)
Waterlily and goldfishs

Waterlily and goldfishs

Japanese style glass bead, Tonbodama
(2 images)
dandelion and bee

dandelion and bee

Japanese style glass bead, Tonbodama
(2 images, 1 comment)
lemon

lemon

Japanese style glass beads, Tonbodama
(2 images)
thistle

thistle

Japanese style glass bead, Tonbodama
(3 images)
sea creature pendants

sea creature pendants

Japanese style glass pendants
(4 images, 1 comment)
sea creature

sea creature

Japanese style glass beads, Tonbodama
(4 images)
Obidome (ornaments for Japanese kimono belt)

Obidome (ornaments for Japanese kimono belt)

Japanese style glass beads, Obidome.
Ornaments for Japanese kimono belt. It is put on front of belt.
(8 images, 2 comments)
Japanese style necklace made of Tonbodama

Japanese style necklace made of Tonbodama

One of my customers made the necklace. She buys my beads, makes necklaces and sends me photos. She uses the technique called "Asian Knot." It is originally from Eastern Asia. I would like to introduce Japanese jewelry making to Western world.
(Tonbodama is Japanese style glass beads.)
(3 images, 4 sub-pages, 2 comments)
My collection of Japanese lamp works

My collection of Japanese lamp works

I have a collection of Tonbodama and other Japanese lamp works. It is small but good one. I would like to introduce my favorite artists to lamp workers outside Japan. I show them to you one by one.(Tonbodama is Japanese style glass beads.)
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 Artist:   Ayako Hattori  Contact Artist 


Comments
  • Akihiro Ohkama S Japanese Glass
    good work !
    Akihiro Ohkama S Japanese Glass: Hi Ayako.

    Thank you very much for your comment.
    I praise your effort.
    I'll meet at Gifu!
    11/3/2006 7:11 AM
  • RAZ
    WOW!
    RAZ: Awesome! Love Your Glasswork!
    12/9/2006 9:59 AM
  • 0000
    0000: Great work! You have mastered your medium. Very beutifull.
    9/30/2007 5:22 AM
  • JD Anderson
    Wonderful!
    JD Anderson: beatiful work ,I just love your flower marbles!!
    JD
    11/7/2007 3:23 PM
  • Kaj Beck
    These are very nice
    Kaj Beck: I like your work, beautiful beads and marbles.
    11/30/2007 0:21 AM
  • Scarlett Colyer
    Scarlett Colyer: i was wondering if you know of any places that offer classes on how to make these kinds of beads. they are so beautiful
    1/18/2008 2:45 PM
  • New Millennium Glass
    very beautiful beads !!!
    New Millennium Glass: love your flower beads, very good use of colors, and the depth is amazing!!!
    5/7/2008 3:14 PM
  • Hacky Sacky Glass
    hi ayako
    Hacky Sacky Glass: ive seen ur work everywhere. just one word i wana tell you is beautiful!!!
    u got mad skills for reals
    onajinihonjintoshite sonkeishimasu.
    peace
    7/13/2008 3:36 PM
  • Lisa Rippee
    Simply...
    Lisa Rippee: ...Amazing work!!!
    7/20/2008 3:37 PM
  • Chandler
    oh yah...
    Chandler: you've got some serious skills. I love the detail in all of your beads. Keep 'em coming
    12/24/2008 8:05 PM
  • Nevada Glassworks LTD
    Beautiful work
    Nevada Glassworks LTD: I love your work - when I look at your work I feel myself wandering through a botanical garden! Great eye for color!
    12/15/2010 11:22 AM

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