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One little note about my "buy now" button system: paypal keeps track of inventory, which means each frog can only be purchased once.
Unfortunately the system has a major flaw: until I manually remove the button after the item has sold, you won't know whether something is still available until you actually CLICK on the button. THEN it will tell you if the item is sold out. Until I figure out a way to change that, I can only apologize for the inconvenience.
Shipping is $ 3.00, no matter where the frog hops!
I moved all the "old" frogs from this page to a new archive, THE FROG POND, in case you are curious what was hopping around here before...and there are LOTS of frogs hopping around, it might take a long long time to load.
------------------------------------------ Wednesday, April 24th 2013
The frogs I have listed today were kind of made with the "looming" Mother's Day in mind. Giving mom flowers is always a good idea, and if there is a cute little frog attached to it, even better....and ALL beads are "beadhopperly ready to wear" - a no fuss present for mom! (Or yourself, I promise I won't check up on you....)
I have three different kinds:
1. Generation X-frogs (slightly more realistic looking, with a lighter color underbelly) - which are fairly large focals - and named after Greek Gods (those guys are a little arrogant and they demanded something more dramatic than "Bob"...)
2. The "Mama's Boys" - classic style in medium sizes, all named with a cute "Y" at the end of their name. They like to be pampered by Mothers....
3. A batch of really adorable TINY frogs on Pandora/Troll beads. I am really pleased with the way they turned out (you will see if you get one, how small the detail is) - and accordingly they are named after the dwarfs in "Snow White" (I did my research on that and choose the names of the dwarfs in the 1937 version, but there is one extra frog which I took they liberty to name myself....)
1. The Greek Gods
# A - Zeus Barrel shaped bead, purple over silver, with violet flowers, 2 inches long, $ 80
# B - Hermes Large olive shaped bead, light green with pink flowers, 1 1/2 inches long, $75
# C - Apollo Large olive shaped bead, light aqua base with lace and lightpink flowers, 1 3/4 inches long, $ 80
# D - Eros Large olive shaped bead, dichroic over green, with tiny white flowers, 1 1/2 inches long, $ 70
# E - Orpheus Large round bead, purple over silver, with white flowers and green leaves, 1 1/4 inches long, $ 65
2. The Mama's Boys
# F - Johnny-boy
Round bead, medium blue with dichroic, pink flowers, 1 inch high, $ 55
# G - Jimmy-boy Round bead with purple over silver, white lace and lavender flowers, 1 inch high, $ 50
# H - Billy-boy Round bead with purple over silver and violet flowers (my new FAVORITE combination...), 1 inch high, $ 55
# L - Billybob-boy
Round bead with medium blue over silver, white lace and white flowers, 1 inch high, $ 45
# M - Andy-boy Round bead with light aqua over silver, lace and white flowers, 3/4 inch high $ 45
# N - Micky-boy Round bead with purple over a white core, lavender flowers, 1 inch high, $ 45
# O - Tommy-boy Round bead with medium-blue over white core with pink flowers, 3/4 inch high, $ 40
# P - Danny-boy Small round bead in medium green with dark pink flowers, somewhere under 3/4 inches high, $ 37
SOLD # Q - Terry-boy
The smallest of all the pendants, in a very pretty color combination of light teal with dark pink flowers...1/2 inch high, $ 35
3. The Pandora-Dwarf frogs - these guys are really tiny!
# R - Bashful tiny pink flowers on grey over white background, 1/2 wide, $ 38
# S - Doc Lavender flowers on pink background, 1/2 inch wide, $ 38
(I accidentally took the buy now button off, so this guy IS still for sale...)
# T - Dopey Violet flowers on purple over silver background, 1/2 inch wide, $ 40
# U - Happy pink flowers on grey over silver background, $ 40
# V - Grumpy nothing really grumpy about this guy...orange flowers on pink background, $ 35
# W - Sneezy
very "elegant", subtle colors - light blue on grey over silver, 1/2 inch wide, $ 40
# X - Wakey my personal favorite - lots of tiny lavender flowers on grey over silver, 1/2 wide, $ 42
SOLD # W - Sneezy-------------------------------------------------- Monday, February 25th 2013
ALL OF TODAYS FROGS WILL SHIP "READY TO WEAR" with beadhoppers findings...
# A - Guiseppe the Gay Gondolieri
This was the only pink frog I had initially made, but since I got a lot of feedback on him when I posted the picture on facebook I decided to make a few more. Which I'm glad I did, because I wasn't all that thrilled with this initial one - since I had used pink cane I had already made, and the shades of pink in the legs (which has faint black stripes) and the in the arm twisty doesn't really match, which is why THIS little fellow is slightly cheaper than the other three - for which I made different cane to get a more uniform pink hue... even though the pattern of the bead itself is the prettiest and was also the most time-consuming...1 inch high, $ 70
# B - Guillermo, his boyfriend
Guillermo has the cutest of faces - mostly an accident - the pink glass I use for the body is very soft, and it's a lot harder to keep the mass of the body from "slumping" down onto the bead. Oftentimes, when the body "drops" down onto the bead, it ruins the bead, but once in a while I get lucky and it actually adds to the goofy expression of the frog. In this case, I definitely got lucky.... 1 1/4 inch high, $ 75
# B - Giovanni, the next door neighbor
Another gay Italian frog, this one tends to his little Venitian garden in a windowsill. 1 1/4 inch high, $ 80
# D - Geno, the one everybody has the hots for
The prettiest of the gay gondolieri crew - long and lean - and arrogant as hell...1 1/2 inch high, $ 85
# E - Paul the Pajama Frog
A fine specimen of my "Poison Fart Frog" series - in blues, greens and turquoise.. 1 inch plus high, $ 80
# F - Orlando, the Orange Striped Poison Dart Frog
Moving towards the more realistic looking Poison Dart Frogs...less "cutesy", but still cute, and the base bead is really pretty with dichroic and a frog-egg-pattern..1 3/4 inch high, $ 88
# G - Punch, the Popsicle Poison Dart Frog
While I was "aiming" for a realistic pattern, the frog is still definitely more on the phantasy side of life...1 inch + tall, $ 75
# H - Bobbie BlueEyes
This is more of a "classic Corina-frog", on a very pretty encased floral bead. He has a lot of intricate transparent green detail on the body, but somehow the aqua "Sharon Peters"-eyes take over on the "looks" side of the bead. 1 inch + tall, $ 75
# I - Not your ordinary Blues
This is probably MY personal favorite, it very much captures the look of a real poison dart frog (applying the white enamel to only part of the bead is the most difficult aspect of making this style...) - kind of hoping nobody will want this...;-). 1 1/4 inch diameter medallion, $ 95
# J - Owen owns the Jungle
Did I say the bead above was my favorite? this one is definitely the runner up - it's very cute in a different way. He hangs on the bead as if he owns it, which he does...sort of....1 1/4 inch diameter medallion, $90
# K - Fritz the first Glamourboy
I made two "simple" frogs on dichroic, kind of like those I offered in my "frog-in-a-bag" deal - just for "relaxation" between all the fancy frogs. The two I have here pretty much look the same, and they are still $ 25 (3/4 inch tall).
# L - Sean the second Glamourboy
Same as above, 3/4 inch, $ 25
# M - It's more than just business
This frog is a "remake" of the frog I use for my business cards and my facebook profile picture. He has a very soulful look on him, reminding himself that business is always more successful when it's not "JUST" about business....made with Triton and Rembrand, lots of interesting shine and shimmer...slightly under 1 1/2 inch tall, $ 85
# N - Simply bronzed
I was planning on a whole series of "bronzed frogs", on a base of experimental Clio beads...but for some reason I got sidetracked into the brighter colors... so this is actually the only specimen in that line of frogs that never happened.... very pretty bronze color on the frog, the base bead is almost the same hue..my amazing Clio effect didn't quite happen...3/4 inch high, $ 30
# O - Blue Swirls Blues
I made a few more bronzed boys, but instead of Clio for the base, I stuck with what I know and love: triton. I can always count on lovely colors with that. This one has nice shades of blues and greens in a continuous encased swirl, almost 1 inch tall, $ 38
# P - Pierre the Parachutist
BEAUTIFUL golden hues in this bead...one of the more surprising aspects of Triton...3/4 inch tall, $ 42
# Q - Peter Puddles
Amazing, how the same colors can turn out so differently, just based on the amount of heat used. More pale shades of bluish green, very pretty, 3/4 inch high, $ 40
that's it for today, thanks for looking! My next batch of fancy frogs will hopefully be inspired by South African wildlife....
------------------------------------------- Tuesday, January 15th 2013 The "winter-theme" carries on to the frogs, at least a tiny bit.
# A - King of the Frozen Pond I have carried the IDEA for this bead around in my head for over a year. When I finally sat down to give it life I thought "why on earth did I wait so long?". It turned out just the way I had envisioned it, maybe even a little better. Lovely, if I may say so. The back of the bead has green swirls, and the two Koi swim on a background of purple and green dichroic. The etching makes it really look as if the Koi are under ice... 2 inch long, 1 inch wide, ready to wear with Beadhopper findings, $ 135
# B - The Popping Frog
My first Facebook giveaway was a frog bead that I made last year, which got stuck on the mandrel. I was so excited to find it outside in the yard - I had totally forgotten how much I had loved this bead; so, I kept it next to the torch and made another one....this one came off the mandrel just fine...phhh. Fun and bright colors that will take care of the worst case of the blues! 1.25 inch diameter lentil, $ 85
These frogs haven't lost their marbles! I had so much fun with these shades of purples and greens swirled together - so I made three similar frogs in different sizes...unfortunately, I didn't have enough energy left to give them fancy names...I leave that up to you.
# C - Large Marble Frog 1 inch tall, $ 48
# D - Medium Marble Frog Almost 1 inch high, $ 45
# E - Small Marble Frog 3/4 inch high, $ 40
# F - "Pandora-on-Ice" A curious little fellow on pale purple/green dichroic (doesn't show up in the pictures...), fits Pandora etc. bracelets. 1/2 inch high from butt to head, $ 32
# G - Erwin on a GlitterEgg This is a frog of my "Rescue" series - which are basically frogs that I put on a bead that I made to test something - and then didn't want to throw it out, so I put a frog on top. This bead was a test for corkscrew dichroic on a clear base, in a small olive shaped bead. 3/4 inch high, $ 20
that's it for today, thanks for hopping by! ---------------------------------------------- Monday, December 10th
# A - Santa Frog on Red Lightbulb 1 inch high, $ 35
# B - Santa Frog on another Red Lightbulb
1 inch high, $ 35
# C - Mini Santa Frog on Green Lightbulb
(shown in comparison to the regular size) 3/4 inch high, $ 32
# D - another Mini Santa Frog on Green Lightbulb 3/4 inch high, $ 32
# E - Midi Santa Frog on Blue Lightbulb
This one is sized somewhere between the regular and Mini Size, $ 34
# F - Reindeer Frog I only make this kind of silly creature once in a while, actually, the last one was in 2008....so, if you like him..... will it be safe to wear him? I bumped him around to test his antlers, and I think they will be fine, as long as you don't drop him on a hard surface.... 3/4 inch tall, toe to antler, $ 40
# G - MacSmitten 2012
There was a MacSmitten in 2011 - and there is one now, and it's always nice to see that this years beads are a tiny bit better than last years......Heartwarming when it's cold out....1 inch high....(the bead only) - ready to wear in a pretty Beadhopper outfit....$ 50
# H - Angel Frog on Snowflake Orrb I love these "side-mounted" frogs - the are extremely comfortable to wear on a short chain, and they show off both the frog and the bead he sits on....I really like this one...and I "test-wore" it for a couple of days to make sure the wings are safe...I showered with it, slept with it - and no worries, I gave him a good cleaning before offering him here. 3/4 inch diameter orrb, $ 60
# I - Mini-Angelfrog landed on Snowflake This frog sits on the same size Snowflake as the one above, so you can get an idea how tiny he is...one of those adorable things you might leave to your grandkids some day - 3/4 inch diameter, $ 60
# J - A real-life Angel Frog - Someone burst his bubble One of those "mistakes" that make it work just perfectly - Angelfrog on a hollow bead, but the bead blew a hole - which I enlarged a little, so you can see inside the bubble. Pretty cool - 1 inch high (the entire pendant!) - $ 40
Have a wonderful Christmas time! ------------------------------------------------ Sunday, December 2nd
All of my frogs today come ready to wear, with free Beadhoppers pendant parts...
# A - The first generation I-frog
I was told by one of my Facebook friends that frogs don't have ears...NOW I understand why I had such a hard time finding a place to put the headphones.... 1 1/4 inch high, $ 75
# B - The Elvis Imposter
The original Elvis frog was made per request as a Facebook contest win - but he was so adorable, I had to make a twin.. in the last picture it almost looks like he is "playing" the bead....one of my prouder frog-moments... 1 inch high, $ 70
# C - The Novice Golfer
At first I had planned to call this guy the "The Pro-Golfer", but when I took the picture I realized that he looks rather clueless... 3/4 inch high bead, $ 30
# D - The mini-golfer
Tiny version of the pro-golfer, 11mm high bead, $ 25
# E - The Caddy
Talking about clueless - this guy still thinks that "irons" are for ironing clothes.... 10mm high bead, $ 25
# F - Swirled Frog
No comment necessary... 3/4 inch high bead, $ 42
# G - Le Petit Prince
Simply adorable little fellow with lots of shine, inside and out, $ 30
Thanks for hopping by....Christmas Frogs coming soon!!! ------------------------------------------------ Thursday, October 4th
Today I will have 4 Halloween themed frogs: The Superheroes of the pond....
# A - Zorro defends the poor of the pond
The smallest one of the superheroes, 1.5 inches tall, $ 70
# B - Witchfrog turns the competition into toads
and then he has the turbo-broom for a speedy getaway...2 inches long, $ 75
# C - Batman has it under control
The bat-wings are very sturdy and well attached to the body, they will absolutely survive "normal wear" (whatever that is). 2 inches long, $ 90
# D - Spiderman is the Star
This is without doubt one of the "finest" frogs I have ever made (and with 2 hours also the one that took the longest...). He actually escaped the pond and went to the big city where he can scale tall buildings to rescue the world. Or, if not the world, at least damselflies in distress....Lot's of Spidermannish detail, 2 inches long, $ 125 - for the diehard Spiderman friends
next frog-sale might already include some Santa Frogs, tis the season...(Really? that is scary....isn't it still summer???) -------------------------------------------------- Thursday, September 6th
After coming home from Europe, it took me a little while to get back into the beadmaking mood - and no matter what, frogs always make me happy at the torch....and I was VERY happy in the last 6 weeks, as you will see...
# A - Prince Charming, holding on to Love
If there ever has been a cute frog bead coming out of my torch, it's Prince Charming...(I have my silly romantic times, can't wait for "Once upon a Time" to start again...although THAT Prince Charming is kind of bland..). Just to show you how tiny he is, I added one of those dreaded "bead in the hand" shots... I could really imagine him being used as charms for bracelets, or dangling off something (like a phone, but I don't think most smart phones come with "loops" to hang stuff off, they are missing a huge market, as the Japanese can attest to...). 16mm high, $ 20
The Glamorboys Three little simple green frogs on a dichroic "olive" - nothing exciting, but a perfect "starter frog"....if you're just curious what my frogs look like in person, you won't be disappointed with these. And they work perfectly as a pendant for yourself or a gift for a special friend...
# B - Gustav Glamourboy 20mm high, $ 28
# C - Garth Glamourboy 23mm high, $ 28
# D - Gary Glamourboy 25mm high, $ 28
# E - Hans holding on for dear life Just a little funny guy, and cursed be Sharon Peters (well, not really) - but nobody can make transparent aqua eyes on a critter without somehow being reminded of her fabulously fun creations...