Friday, July 10, 2009


Can you even believe how beautiful this bead is?????

JanelDudleyBeads posted such a glowing statement about my work that I don't even know how to act. I was fortunate enough to find her shop on Etsy, , when I first opened my own. I was looking for good focal beads to use in my crochet ropes and there IT was....the perfect compliment to a hank of seed beads that I knew I already had on hand.

I bought that bead and a couple others (of course I couldn't resist) and set to making the rope. It took me longer to get around to putting it all together than it did to crochet the two halves of the rope to showcase her fabulous handcrafted lampwork bead. I have finally posted the finihed product in my etsy shop for the WORLD to see. I will keep you posted as to when the other beads by this "Fire Diva" make it to my work as well.


  1. Janel does stunning lampwork and how lucky that she gets to see one of them "grow up" into such a beautiful necklace. Her focal and your seed beads were made for each other!

  2. Sylvia I was near tears after reading this, tears of joy that is!

    I am grateful and honored that an artisan with talents like yours incorporates one of my beads in such a fine piece of art!!

    Thank you so much!!!

  3. Stunning bead, love the colors!

    Stop by my blog, I've got an award for you Sylvia :)