(Okay, I'll be honest, it's not my first, but its the first one I will show!) And a creature I've been wanting to try for a while and finally got my inspiration from actually seeing a Manta Ray She Sells Sea Shells!
If you are planning to be in Las Vegas for the expo, Friday I will in Leah Fairbanks class, but my sister, Lisa, will be manning my booth. I will be at my booth all day Saturday and Sunday so please stop by and say hello!
Since I have been making so many beads, I thought I would add a few fish to the Critters page including new clown fish and moorish idols. If you catch me before the show, they can be yours! I'm real happy with my new Moorish Idol beads. I used a new white glass (lauscha white from GlassDaddy) that is better when making beads like this with delicate parts. The fins are a little thicker than the first idol I made, but much sturdier, which is perfect for jewelry.
I am also excited to announce that I have been published! Two of my favorite beads, Food Chain and my Clown Trigger Fish were selected to be in the new Bead Review 2005! I just received my copy the other day and was thrilled to see not one, but both bead entries I had sent in were in the book. I was aware that "Food Chain" had been chosen, but it was a very pleasant surprise to see my Clown Trigger in the Merit Award section. How cool is that! And congrats to all of the amazing glass artists that were also published in this book. A whole book of outstanding, beautiful eye candy!!