Monday, February 22, 2010

A gift for the girls

Blythe inspires so many people, I love it! We all know the dolls have inspired me in opening my Etsy shop and creating little lampwork necklaces for them but they have recently inspired my friend Amy, a fellow lampworker and knitter to create a truly wonderful gift. She made 4 beautiful hand knit helmets for my dolls and they came as a surprise one day in the mail. I was so surprised and delighted!

I have admired Amy's lampwork beads since before I started learning to make them five or six years ago. I remember having my eye on one of her bead sets on eBay and while I was in my studio struggling with learning to make my own beads, my husband bid on the auction and won them for me! I still have them, they are hanging in my studio. Amy makes really fun beads and uses bright fun colors.  Recently she has been making incredible lampwork glass moons electroformed in copper, her talent is amazing! Below you will see some of my favorites from her flickr. She sells her beads on eBay and through her Etsy shop, please stop by and take a look. You won't be disappointed!