I work mostly in polymer, but that doesn't mean that I don't like, and to be truthful, some what crave other medias, esp. glass. I was just starting to learn glasswork beads when I had what the Dr referred to as a venous occlusion in my right eye (in other words, a mini stroke). That blew my depth perception as now I have a "bumpy" retina and I can no longer focus well enough to see where to add stringers, etc to the glass. Big Bummer..... as I LOVED working in glass, and so I am reduced to admiring the work of others and bringing it home with me whenever I find anything I can't live without.
And so it comes to the title of today's blog .... While at the NWBS show I found the table set up by Fire and Rain, a local glass bead group. There were 17 artists represented and I spent quite some time talking and ohhing at all the pretties. I bought a few but I totally SPACED on getting names or business cards of any of the artists. All I have is their initials on the tags attached to the beads. I went to their website hoping to find names to match the initials, but no luck there. Here is what I brought home, with apologies to the makers for not being able to give them credit
|This reminds me of Van Gogh's Starry Night, even if.the|
color's aren't the same. Bead by D.P.
|The color of this glass is called Krytonite. Reminds me of|
Jade. Beads by E.H.
|These guys are just too cute for words. By C.M,|
|I wish I knew who F.W. is. I love her work.|
|Temporary stringing job, just to see how they play out.|
Don't Vera's beads go great, like they were made for it.