...and I have a problem! A bead collecting problem! Although I don't see it as a problem! If you're reading this, you probably have the same problem! I thought today I'd pop in and show you my personal collection of lampwork beads. This is by no means all of them, but a great representation of amazing talent in glass beadmakers!
Madeline Bunyan . Cardinals are my favorite bird, so I had to have it!
Patty Cahill of North Carolina! I have long admired her beads, and purchased this one at the Berks Bead Show!
Kristan Child. I purchased this in one of the facebook groups, don't remember which one!
JC Herrell beads - I really love her style. She constantly re-invents what she does in her beadwork and constantly strives to be better and different. She's an inspiration!
Bronwen Heilman bead - and I just noticed I photographed it upsidedown - see her signature? She does great work painting with enamels on beads. And she's in a band! And a generally cool person.
Canterbury Keepsakes Lampwork, I purchased these on eBay.
Sarah Hornick beads - she's from Israel and makes beads in a very distinctive style!
Sarah Moran of Z Beads - she makes very distinctive beads as well, and she's great with coldwork (carving the beads after they have been annealed). The green bead has been coldworked, although it's hard to see in the photo.
Melanie Moertel of Germany - I LOVE her beads!
Michael Mangiafico of Fig Studios - I have taken classes with him at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and actually took a class to make the ring you see above - but he's the master for sure!
Andie's Glass - she makes the most amazing hollow beads! Hollow beads are on my list of things to master!
Trey Cornette - he not only makes great beads, he also makes paperweights and marbles with amazing detail!
I hope you enjoyed this tour of some of the glass in my collection. I don't do anything with the beads except hold them and fondly gaze at them - I don't think I could do them justice by making something out of them. Do you have beads that you hoard too?