Sunday, February 10, 2008


I usually use lampwork beads sparingly; mostly, in fact, I use one bead at a time. Sometimes I will back up a focal bead with a few supporting players, but this time I used five stunning tab beads from Beadles in one bracelet. I had a set of seven beads; I used five in the bracelet and the remaining two for earrings.

I usually have so many ideas for how to use a set of beads; I cannot bear to use them all at once. But these beads did not want to be separated. They have such rich colors and patterns; this is a very luxurious set.

Sometimes I surprise myself.

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