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Friends in High Places

I am so excited that my dear friends,  the lampworker Jeri Warhaftig (author of The Glass Bead Workshop) and the designer Ronnie Lambrou are finalists in the joint jewelry competition sponsored by the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and Bead & Button Magazine.   Their piece, “Santorini Eruption,” is pictured here:

ConvergenceThe necklace was designed and made by Ronnie with Jeri’s lampworked beads.  I was actually with Jeri in Ronnie’s studio one day when she was working on it, so I got to see the creative process (that particular day the creative process was being helped along by good food and drink.)

Even more exciting, the piece, along with step-by-step instructions, is in Bead & Button’s newest special issue, “Jewelry Designs with Art Glass Beads.”  Can’t wait to get my copy!



October 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

The Patti/Patti Connection

My friend Patti Whiteley, who is a fused glass beadmaker and jewelry designer (you can see her work in the book 1000 Glass Beads) has been using a lot of the Patti Cahill’s lampworked beads in her designs.

Patti Cahill’s company, Dyed in the Fire Designs, produces the most wonderful beads. I have been admiring Patti Cahill’s beads since I first met her many years ago at an Intergalactic Bead Show. I can always recognize a Patti Cahill bead – she has the most amazing color sense. I own a few of her beads – in fact, I have some “brewing” until everything falls together…the beads I own are a soft minty green with fuschia and periwinkle. Delicious.

Patti Whiteley recently sent me a picture of some earrings designed with Patti Cahill’s beads. Take a look!  (You can click on the image to enlarge it.)

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February 7, 2008 at 1:38 am 1 comment


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