Saturday, February 26, 2011

Heart of Glass

Are these not just the prettiest things you've ever seen? I discovered them on Etsy.com. They're handcrafted lampwork glass floral disc beads, by artist Laurie Whitney of Mermaid Glass. She calls them "Fairy Flowers".

I love stuff like this.

I have a friend in Florida named Joyce Karp. I used to envy her gorgeous lampwork beads. It's one of those things I always wanted to learn to do, but never quite got around to it.




                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                         


My daughter and I love Dale Chihuly (she's fortunate to have a Chihuly chandelier on Auburn's campus). I remember an exhibition we saw years ago in St. Petersburg, Florida. There was an amazing installation in an outdoor garden with exotic glass plants. After that visit, I have longed to see the lobby ceiling at the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas.



Breathtaking.

Years of jewelry-making have taught me to appreciate glass beads. I've never seen any quite as beautifully done as Laurie's.

You will find her blog here:
The Mermaid's Tale

      
                                       


The earrings are called "Coffee and Donuts".
Too cute.

Love from Delta.

6 comments:

  1. I'll take the lavendar and turquoise one..so feminine and lovely...all beautiful. There was a
    Chihuly exhibit outdoors at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens a few years ago.. Stunning...
    love debi
    talk about "kickin' glass!"

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  2. I KNOW, Marietta! I thought the same thing. Now, how do I work some into a necklace...hmmm...

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  3. Miss Debi, you always kick glass.
    Love you.

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing my work on your blog! I don't know, though - that Chihuly character looks like some tough competition. ;)

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  5. Nah, Laurie - you can blow him away. Besides, it's hard to wear a vase or chandelier...

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