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.
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".
Love from Delta.