Lampwork Beads, Turned Into Art!

Bracelet, "Caribbean Blue"  (Click to Enlarge)

Bracelet, "Caribbean Blue" (Click to Enlarge)

I am always so very thrilled when people send me photos of what they've made from my beads.  Today I am honored to have my friend Jennie send me some pictures of some of her lovely items.

Here's the first photo, and it's my favorite as I bought it!   And it's as much fun to wear as it is to look at.  Narly every time I wear it, people remark on it.  I don't think Jennie named it, but I've christened it "Caribbean Blue" (after the song I like so much).

This has some of my very early lampwork, from 2004 and 2005.  And as you see, Jennie was not stingy when it came to the amount of sterling silver that she used!

True story about this bracelet.  One day David and I went to Home Depot.  I decided to wander around and see what I could find that was interesting.  As I was walking down an aisle, a gentleman passed me going the opposite direction.  He then backed up, stopped me, and said, "That's a wonderful bracelet!"  Never expected to get that kind of reaction in Home Depot!

Cobalt, Black and Silver Bracelet  (Click to Enlarge)

Cobalt, Black and Silver Bracelet (Click to Enlarge)

OK, another of Jennie's creations.  This one I haven't seein in person, but I do remember making the beads!  Once again, Jennie did a superb job of wrapping all those headpins full of beads, pearls and silver.  I don't even want to think about how long it took her to do it!

But it's funny how we can spend time with beads and not notice the time passing?  Have you ever sat down with a pile of beads (or glass) in front of you, and the next thing you know, it's 5 hours later?  I think every true-blue, dyed-in-the-wool beader has had that happen!

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