A few weeks ago I posted a fairly pathetic blog entry bemoaning how my gender meant I didn’t receive fabulous jewelry like my Lark Jewelry & Beading teammates do. Well, I can bemoan no longer!
The first piece is a variant of her STAR bead that will be carried into space on the NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour, Mission STS-134, which is now scheduled for April 29 at 3:47 p.m.; read all about this wonderful bead, the shuttle ride, and the Beads of Courage organization in this earlier post.
And then, if you want to make some beads yourself (perhaps even for yourself or loved ones rather than me), consider picking up a copy of Jeri’s Creating Glass Beads, a new book already receiving universal acclaim:
“A beautiful and thoughtful book.” ~ The Bead Dreamer
“Really cool glass bead projects … I highly recommend this book for both the beginner and the more advanced bead maker.” ~ Craft Gossip: Glass Crafts
“Attractive and full of color, this is definitely another great book by Lark. Wonderful!” ~ Lorena Angulo
“A wonderful resource … This is an amazing reference book for anyone looking to expand their skills in making glass beads.” ~ Confessions of an Overworked Mom blog
“Lampworkers will be inspired by this creative how-to book on making lampworked beads and pendants. If making beads is your passion, this is a definite MUST HAVE for your library.” ~ Lorelei Eurto
(I also want to thank photographers Carol Barnao [STAR bead] and Marthe Le Van [tube bead] for capturing the beads in pixels.)