Friday, November 12, 2010

New Beads, Great Show, Exciting News

I have been making new beads and have some great new ones to show. The one with the Peace Sign is made with the super awesome glass: Fire Lotus from TAG. It changes all these rainbow colors and can strike further red/pink/purple in the kiln. The second bead is Clio over Opal Yellow and transparent Topaz with goldstone stringer and cased in clear. Gotta love that Double Helix glass, it is my favorite.
Great day today for two reasons.

First, super big deal and so exciting. The ISGB Perspectives exhibition, which I have the bead above in, is currently showing at the Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum in Kobe, Japan (my second bead to be in the museum). They are going to feature the exhibit in the January 2011 issue of their magazine, LAMMAGA (I have no idea what that stands for, if anyone knows, let me know). Each of the exhibition pieces will be shown in a quarter page photograph, I can't wait to see my bead in print. I'm so honored.

Second: I had a great show at work. Show at work you ask? My work puts on an holiday crafts show so that it's employees can sell arts, crafts, commercial items (not exactly in the theme of craft show, but I'm not the organizer). I had an awesome show, my best ever. Many thanks to my co-workers for buying my jewelry and beads (and a couple patients too). I'm just so thankful.

YAY, good day for me.


Judith Billig (Icarus Beads) said...

Great news. The one about the museum and your fabulous bead featured in the magazine as well as the best show.
Woot woot!!!

Lauren said...

That is awesome! Congrats on your bead in a Japanese museum, and the great show! Way to kick off the holiday season!