On Thursday I received a notice from the post office telling me that a package had arrived... unfortunately the post office here is closed on Fridays, so I had to wait till this morning to go and pick up my parcel... I knew what was in there... I was waiting for this beautiful, handmade glass Murano bead from ArtBeads.... and yes it arrived!!!! I rushed home and cannot even begin to tell you how stunning this bead is!!!!!
The picture does not depict all of its glory. First of all this gorgeous bead is hollow, which for some reason is not what I was expecting, it is so much more delicate and beautiful than I could have possibly imagined!!!!! The bronze stripes shimmer and in between those stripes the glass is transparent therefore allowing you to see right through!!!! Oh, I can't stop looking at it and drooling over this bead!!! STUNNING!!!!
My challenge now is to create something around it which does it justice!!!! the wheels have started turning and churning!!! Go check out this bead and the other variations it comes in: Murano Glass Beads - they are all so gorgeous!!!!
ArtBeads are a great online place to shop for your beads - I usually get most of my Swarovski Crystal Beads from there, and I can honestly say that they not only have very competitive prices but they also offer wonderful customer service! Highly recommend them!
Ok, now onto my task of thinking up how to create something wonderful and befitting this gorgeous bead!!! Stay tuned! :-)