I bought a bead. One bead. I paid $29 for one bead. I can't believe I've made that leap. I have fallen in love with lampwork beads. Not a craft, art or skill I intend to cultivate myself - just one I find worthy of slavish adoration when it hits the level of perfection I have found here:
Susan Jones Designs. I Love Her.
But I spent most of the day working on this bracelet for myself - I dreamt a name for it last night. Here is the work in progress:
And here's a close-up of the skeletal beginnings of . . .
Nothing Exceeds Like Excess
I put in an application today to join the SRAJD (Self Representing Artist jewelry Designer) group. Stumbled upon them during a websurf break today. Every little bit helps.