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Eagle Bay Designs ~ Trollbeads and Pandora Glass Beads

Updated on November 16, 2011

Welcome to Eagle Bay Designs - Glass Beads for Pandora and Trollbeads


Eagle Bay Designs' lampwork beads are made by glass artist Doug Clark. These unique glass beads have been made to fit Pandora and Trollbeads bracelets, as well as other brands of European bead bracelets. 

Please take a moment to see some of his artwork below. We also have a gallery of some of his past beads.  Doug makes a variety of glass beads, including his famous ladybugs, flowers and geometric designs. 

It is our goal to give you an excellent quality product and great customer service. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about us!



News at Eagle Bay Designs

Our Webite Is Open!


Our Eagle Bay Designs Webstore for Trollbeads and Pandora Jewelry Styles is now open! Please stop by and take a look. We will be adding new glass bead there frequently.


"African Violets" is a stunning Italian glass charm made by glass artist, Doug Clark. The rich colors of purples and lavenders, spring greens and dark greens are all on a pure white background. This gorgeous charm is very limited and will be sure to add a lot of unique, artist-made beauty to your Pandora or Trollbeads bracelet.

Click on the photo above to see more photos.

This is a question we are frequently asked. Every bead Doug creates is individually made in a flame from a torch. The glass is melted, carefully crafted and made on a mandrel so there will be a center hole. (A mandrel is another name for a long metal bar.)

After he crafts a bead in the flame, he puts them in a kiln (like a very hot oven) which is set at over 900 degrees. Then Doug's beads are put through a special process called annealing. After a time of bathing in the kiln, the beads are allowed to cool slowly and over the course of the next few hours are brought down to room temperature. (Our kiln is digitally controlled.) This whole process is the key to making them very durable. A little known secret is that many of the glass beads that are made in China and other places overseas are not annealed. They may break much more easily. Annealed beads should last a lifetime.

We feel that quality is of the upmost importance and that is why we take the extra time and cost to make sure your beads are made right.


Making Trollbead and Pandora Style Glass Beads - by Eagle Bay Designs

If you've always wondered how a glass bead is created, this should be interesting for you to watch. Doug is shown making a simple glass bead. Later it is annealed and then it is put through the process of adding a silver core.

Doug has become kind of famous for his glass Ladybug beads made for Pandora and Trollbeads bracelets.

One day our boys found

a little ladybug in our home.

Most bugs are not so cute,

but this one was carefully picked

up and placed back outside.

She was the inspiration for our ladybug beads.

If you can't find any in our webstite store right now, keep checking back!


We're all ears! We'd love to know what your favorite colors are for glass beads.

What is your favorite color for glass beads?

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Here we though we'd add a few more photos so you can see how these glass beauties are created. This is a photo of my lampwork artist, husband busy at work. Every bead he creates is individually made in a flame from a torch. The glass is melted and made on a mandrel so there will be a center hole.

As a side note, when I first heard about lampwork glass beads, I thought they were made and then a hole was drilled or some how made after the bead was created! It is much easier to do it this way!

Here's a closer view of a murano glass bead being made in the flame. After Doug finishes making the bead, it goes directly to a kiln where it is very slowly brought back down to room temperature. When the process is finished, we have another beautiful lampwork bead ready to be enjoyed!

A Small Gallery

Everyone loves photos. So here is a few of our past favorite beads that we have sold. Enjoy!

Here's a photo of one of Doug's handcrafted flower beads. We've photographed it with silver and gold European beads so you can see how well they look together.

How Durable Are Your Glass Beads?

This is a question we are asked frequently. These beads are very durable. Doug's beads have been put through a special process called annealing. After he crafts them in a flame, he puts them in a kiln (like a very hot oven) which is set at over 900 degrees. After a time of bathing in the kiln, the beads are allowed to cool slowly and over the course of the next few hours are brought down to room temperature. (Our kiln is digitally controlled.)

This whole process is the key to making them very durable. Annealed beads should last a lifetime.

We are not affiliated with Pandora Jewelry or Trollbeads Jewelry.

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      EagleBayDesigns 

      6 years ago

      @JohnCumbow: Thank you so much for your compliments! We have recently changed our photography methods. If you see our website, www.EagleBayDesigns.com, you'll see we've been slowly updating our photos. (I haven't updated our photos on Squidoo yet.) Thanks again!

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      JohnCumbow 

      6 years ago

      Your beads are beautiful, but your photos would do them better justice if you used a light diffuser over your floodlamps. The reflected glare from the individual bulbs distracts from the lovely colors of the beads.

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      noobeegin 

      6 years ago

      Stunning beads. Absolutely gorgeous.

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      kathysart 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful lens.. BEAUTIFUL beads! Thumbs UP!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Fascinating! I had no idea how these beads were made.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Wow, you are truley amazing! Beautiful work. Stunning pieces!

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      UKGhostwriter 

      7 years ago

      Stunning! got my thumbs up!

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      Sara Duggan 

      7 years ago from California

      âLoved the photos on this lens. Hereâs a virtual string of Mardi Gras beads for you!â

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @EagleBayDesigns: Thank you so much and yeah i have im actually hoping to start one here in the next few weeks i just love what doug does hes really got a gift !!!! everything is so beautiful :) and again thank you so much for sharing what you have i love your work its simple amazing !!!!!!! I personally put it above trollbeads :) keep it up you guys are my favorite ive seen this far :) oh and my favorite bead is that bright blue one that sorta has the style of your African violet.

      take care, have a good day and thanks for inspiring me a little bit more to work harder at accomplishing my dreams

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @EagleBayDesigns: By any chance does Doug offer classes ? because i would love to come learn and possibly work for you ? If you could add me to facebook that would be awesome the connection is not working right, right now.

    • EagleBayDesigns profile imageAUTHOR

      EagleBayDesigns 

      7 years ago

      @Dianne Loomos: Thank you so much!!!

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      Dianne Loomos 

      7 years ago

      Your work is just beautiful!

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      kimbesa 

      7 years ago from USA

      Outstanding! Thanks for sharing these beautiful beads!

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      EagleBayDesigns 

      8 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for your question. No, not all of the beads shown here are available, but many of them are. Please take a look at our website www.EagleBayDesigns.com to see what we have currently available.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      are all beads shown available to buy?

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      hayleylou lm 

      8 years ago

      Beautiful beads so detailed - 5 stars

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      Diana Grant 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      What lovely bead images - I am lensrolling it to my lens about Venetian Glass Beads - is that the same as linking it? I haven't really worked out whether the effect is the same.

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      MuranoGlassFan 

      8 years ago

      I gave you 5***** ! Great work for sure. I love the beads

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Beautiful lens. Thank-you. 5 stars*****

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      AppalachianCoun 

      8 years ago

      Beautiful lens and beautiful beads. Thank-you for posting the awesome images.

      5 stars*****

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      sciencefictionn 

      8 years ago

      I love glass jewelry. Charming colors and techniques, clear exposition. Fascinating lens. 5*

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Wonderful lens :) I love the gallery photos.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      I have just ordered my first bead from you and it is amazing...I love the bright colors and the beautiful designs that you create...this is the first of many Eagle Bay Designs that I will own!! Thanks for reasonable shipping, too...that means a lot on international orders!!!

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      sam3erry 

      9 years ago

      these are truly beadutiful!

      lovely lens

      5*

      sam

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      Edit Photos 

      9 years ago from Earth

      Amazing beads and super photos!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      These glass beads are just breath taking!! I love the all. You are so talented. There so beautiful!!!!

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      Max Wong 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      The beads are gorgeous! Super photography! :)

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      I'm totally impressed because you just knocked my socks off! :) -Susie

      You have won my heart with your art beads....forever!

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      How pretty! I love your jewelry and your lens. Wonderful images and content.

    • EagleBayDesigns profile imageAUTHOR

      EagleBayDesigns 

      9 years ago

      Thank you so much for the Squid Angel Blessing!

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      bdkz 

      9 years ago

      Wow! These are truly amazing! 5 Stars and a Squid Angel Blessing!

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      Delia 

      9 years ago

      very cool!...5*

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      dowylyte 

      9 years ago

      very beautiful. great lens.

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      elliespark 

      9 years ago

      Absolutely STUNNING and classy jewelry!! Thank you so much for sharing your creations!! 5/5 and definitely favorited!!

    • EagleBayDesigns profile imageAUTHOR

      EagleBayDesigns 

      9 years ago

      Thank you so much for your blessing!!

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Outstanding! The photography shows your work so well. Truly a beautiful lens! 5* and a SquidAngel blessing for you!

    • EagleBayDesigns profile imageAUTHOR

      EagleBayDesigns 

      9 years ago

      Thank you so much for the compliments Bill! We're so glad your wife enjoyed them!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Great design but better customer service. My Wife liked them as a 60th birthday gift, Kudo's!

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      hesika 

      9 years ago

      To tell the truth: I do not like jewelery. But these glas beads are simply beautiful.

      I wish you the greatest success with your business and a lot of joy in creating more wonderful glas beads.

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      Tarra99 

      9 years ago

      WOW!...a) I envy you...I've always wanted to learn how to make lampwork beads!...b) your pictures are STUNNING!...I could just sit here all day and drool!

      You recently visited my lens...thank-you for your comments! I appreciate them!

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      real_estate_hawaii 

      9 years ago

      really great designs.. this could be a good gift for Christmas.

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      These beads are gorgeous! I need to get out more. I've never seen these before.

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      9 years ago from Royalton

      Beautiful beads!

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      fotolady49 lm 

      9 years ago

      You have designed some very beautiful beads! I have recently discovered Troll Beads and am now learning that there is Pandor and artists like you designing also. Very informative and very great photos of your beads. I am a pro photographer and your photos really enhance the work....cudos to your photographer

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      Nancy Oram 

      9 years ago

      Stunning work! My son is a glassblower for scientific glass, but he's such an artist, I'd love to see him branch out into more artistic work on his own. This is very inspiring.

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      SerenityPrayerG 

      9 years ago

      Exquisite artistry! Lovely lens! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      Those beads were just beautiful.They were the most beautiful and the most expensive.

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      dtbs 

      10 years ago

      interesting lens! thanks for sharing this info! please check mine out at----------------> Kava Kava.

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      ms-giggles 

      10 years ago

      5 Pandora Beads to this wonderful lens.

      I Stumble and Favorited this lens.

      Please check out my lens on Resveratrol.

      Cheers Beth

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      orangeleo 

      10 years ago

      Oh!! Your jewelries are super pretty.

      orangeleo =^.^=

      Check out my lens about kawaii items from Korea, and my kawaii item stores at kawaiiparadise.com and orangeleosDugout.com

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      DazzlingDesigns 

      10 years ago

      What beautiful beads. Here's 5-Stars and a Lensroll for you! Please feel free to stop by my Custom Handcrafted Jewelry lens. Thanks, Donia

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      beachbum_gabby 

      10 years ago

      gorgeous jewelries. Perfect for gifts! 5 stars from me.

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      VictoriaNeely1 

      10 years ago

      Gorgeous work. I'm fond of glass.

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      WOW! Beautiful!! I learn alot today!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      MAGNIFICENT!!

      I adore glass works. I used to live in N.Calif., where there were still glass blowing establishments and their shops. Doug's work is truly an art work to be appreciated! I am in awe! I wish you much success here at Squidoo and Ebay :) Gorgeous photos too!

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      lilairthepoet 

      10 years ago

      I love those beads! I have finally gotten to see some of those pandora bracelets. They are really neat. Your beads are very artistic and original...Great work!

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      LeslieBrenner 

      10 years ago

      Very nice glasswork, 5 stars.

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      PricePiece_Marketing 

      10 years ago

      Great lens and nice images! I enjoyed my time spent here. 5 stars - Check out mine too! Live Streaming Video

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      YardsaleSurfer 

      10 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful work! 5*s! Very reasonable prices! Yardsale Surfer ~ The Online Market Place For People Who Know Their Stuff

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      LisaJesse 

      10 years ago

      Hi! What a great lens! I can't wait to read more from you. Please visit my Jewelry Trends 2008! It's wildly popular and I know you'll like it.

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      DeanBakerWholesale 

      11 years ago

      Great 5 star lens! Awsome beads, great jewelry had to give you a lens roll!

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      Enchanted_Ways 

      11 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous beads! Adding this lens to my favorites!

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      NicholeB LM 

      11 years ago

      Loved this lens! Muchos stars for you!

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      lonestargems 

      11 years ago

      Dazzling work. Sensational lens. Impressive artwork, and camera work. 5 stars! You've been lens-rolled and Squidoodled! Keep up the great work.

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      Lesley_Feeney 

      11 years ago

      Hi! I saw you on the eBay Stores Board. Very nice lens! A definite 5 Star rating! Check out my Lens when you can find the time. Cheers!

      Lesley

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      Quilteralice 

      11 years ago

      Gorgeous beads! I'll need to come investigate further - found you on Ebay Squidoo Group!

      Thanks, Alice

      Art Quilting

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      C5Photography 

      11 years ago

      Holy Cow, these are nice. I thought it was a flower in the first picture I saw. Nice photography of your work too. 5 Stars!

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      Donna Littlewood 

      11 years ago from Seguin, Texas

      Beautiful work! The beads are simply gorgeous. Your lens is well done, 5 stars.

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      11 years ago

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      11 years ago

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      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      Beautiful Beads. I gave you 5 stars and a lensroll.

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      CollectorsCottage 

      11 years ago

      Beautiful beads in gorgeous colors! I'll be visiting your eBay store. 5 star lens!

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      the-antique-store 

      11 years ago

      I absolutely love those lady bug beads! Exquisite work!

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      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      Beautiful lens! 5 stars!

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      11 years ago

      Great looking lens...just added it to my lensroll! Good luck and great job! Come check out my kids bedding and accessories lens! Give me a vote or add me to your lensroll! Thanks!

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      11 years ago

      Very nice lens!!! 5 stars and a lensroll! Come on by and visit! Annie~

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      11 years ago

      Really cool stuff!

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      sherrysplace 

      11 years ago

      Beautiful jewelry!

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      11 years ago

      Awesome lens! 5 Stars and I'm adding you to my lensroll! Beautifull items and pictures too!

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      11 years ago

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      11 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

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      financegirls 

      11 years ago

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      wildrosetreasure 

      11 years ago

      Very nice lens. Beautiful work. I have added you to my lens roll.

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      11 years ago

      Gorgeous!

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      11 years ago

      I was your 50th star!

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      dawnsantiquesan 

      11 years ago

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