These are photos of two pieces I bought from Karen, which I will treasure. I think James Cameron just excavated them from the ocean depths!
I think Karen might be at Bead Fest Wire. If so, I'll get another chance to purchase more of her outstanding work! Speaking of Bead Fest Wire, I'll be teaching the Painting with Fire Method of torch firing on Sunday, April 10, 2011. You'll learn the technique and leave with over 50 beads and several pendants. We'll work with millefiori, cat whiskers, and lump enamel. I'll demonstrate how to put your flame in reduction to get special effects on enamel. In the world of enamel, it would be equivalent to some of the surfaces of Karen's beads ... crusty, worn and ancient! No, I'm not describing myself, thank you very much! LOL Later gator!