Friday, July 19, 2013

Immersed In Lamp Work - And Lovin' It!

These Days I Just Can't Seem To Get Enough Of Lamp Worked Beading!
And It Doesn't Help That I've Found An Artisan Whom I'm Now Considering One Of The Finest Lamp Work Artists This Side Of The Globe!
Her Designs With Liquid Glass Remind Me So Much Of What I Once Loved Painting On Canvas. Sweet Bumble Bees, Dragonflies, Birds and Glorious Florals.
Okay, So I've Gotten A Lit'l Carried Away With Trade Beads Too! I Just Can't Get Over Their Strength..Their Shine...And The Incredible Array Of Colors They Come In.

I've Also Been Amusing Myself Testing Out The Varied Stringing Materials Available For Beaders.  I've Currently Decided "Waxed Irish Linen" Is So Far My Favorite. I Wanted To Find Something That Could Be Trusted For Strength And Durability. Believe Me - Wayyyy Toooo Much Work Goes Into Beading To Use Something That Won't Hold Up!   

So I Know It's Friday - But I Wanted To Post Something Before The Weekend Settles In On Me. Once I Complete This Posting I'll Be  Heading Back Into The Studio! Y'all, It's Kinda The New Joke Around My House But My Husband Said To Me The Other Day That He Has No Trouble Finding Me These Days...He Just Follows The Glass And Color And There I Am!
Sending Love And Sunshine To All!