Pictured is a lampwork bead I made last year. It is one in a series I call “Indigo Sea”. The bead was made on a 1/4″ mandrel and the hole is lined with sterling silver to give it a finished (and smooth) setting for the tiny seed beads to slip through. My friend Karin Salomon, seed bead artist extraordinaire, selected the beads and created the necklace that I am very happy with. A successful collaboration.