I have a minor addiction.
Beads in general, but especially lampwork beads.
I have quite the collection.
And I used to buy quite a lot of lampwork until I entered a 12 step program and got it under control (more or less)
Wait - You didn't know there was a 12 step program for Bead-a-holics?
OK, so maybe I made that part up.
but I really did used to buy a LOT of lampwork.
I haven't bought any in quite a while.
But I have good reason!
You see, these are no basic beads.
These are little works of art.
Even her 'beady-beads' are works of art.
But these? These are amazing.
They are little sculptures.
And they are FUN.
They make me smile - they bring me joy.
They are characters.
I first fell off the wagon with these two little guys.
They were made by the very talented and super sweet Sally Sutherland
And then, much to my delight - two new little guys arrived in the mail Saturday.
they don't have names yet.
Because they are STEALTHY.
(or maybe because they have no mouths...)
He' burr ooo alkin fome?
(translation: hey - are you talking to me?)
Chubbo feels like he's being watched.....
(and I use the name 'chubbo' in the nicest of ways)
Funny, I think I'm the one being watched!
His eye seem to follow me wherever I go.....
Stop with those crazy mind tricks my little ninja!
These are wickedly creative - they are fun, sort of silly, maybe even a little stealthy....
and utterly delightful.
they put a smile on my face - and the face of my beloved
and I'm not 100% sure who they really belong to just yet.
I think they're mine.....but they may be his.
Sally has other great work in her Etsy shop - delightful doll beads
and lovely little elephants