Hello! I came across a website recently that was advertising a Free Bead of the Month. Of course after seeing this bead below ("small lentil with windows"), I was ready to get signed up for the drawing!
I took a few minutes to read the info on this site by Sandra Saylor Seaman. She spoke about her journey from Bead Store owner to lampwork bead designer very matter-of-factly. My first thought was how she was obviously destined to make lampwork beads. When you hear stories like this, you realize that there aren't really any "mistakes" as our path takes us in different directions, there are just a number of different stops we have to make to get there!
Thanks to Sandra for allowing me to share this information as well as her gorgeous beads. Check out her etsy site for more gorgeous work!
Sandra's website is entitled, "One Bead at a Time: Fresh and original lampwork glass beads and Jewelry by Sandra Saylor Seaman".
Today's bead is Sandra's "Angelic Boro Becoming Bicone Lampwork Glass Focal Bead." Her description of this bead is wonderful:
This bead style was born when I kept noticing how much I liked my bicone beads before they were smooth and completed. Thus - the "Becoming" bead name - so a little bead reminder that it is all about the journey, not the destination. This one has a transparent pale aqua base with speckles of cream and "wings" of clear glass.