September 18, 2010

my name is lori eurto

... and i'm addicted to lampwork glass..  

I just hoard them, for months. Can't bear to snip them off of their little tied strands. It's a real issue.  Here are some recent and not-so-recent lampwork acquisitions.


Left to right, top then bottom:

1. Lisa New 2. Pixiewillow 3. Loupiac  4. Blue Seraphim  5. Firebird Flamework  6.&7. AloraBeads

29 comments:

  1. Thanks for your honesty and leading the way, Lori ;-)

    Hello, my name is Karen, and I too am a lampwork glass addict/hoarder/um whatever else works here!

    And as always, I LOVE your work!

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  2. just GASP, DROOL!!!

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  3. They are all absolutely gorgeous! I always discover new favourite artist via you. Pixiewillow! Those green ones with kind of cute little faces are adorable. Went straight to her shop of course. Such beauties there. Hm, and I who had already planned for next budget month's purchases. What shall I do know?

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  4. I love them...instead of hording them for months you could always pass them off to me (smile). I order beads and I keep them for months before I make things and I sketch, sketch, and sketch jewelry ideas. That's my problem.

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  5. Admittance is the first step! :)

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  6. I can relate...I just received two strands of Pinocean sprinkle beads, and I don't know if I can ever bring myself to snip them off and use them!

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  7. Sounds like a perfectly good addiction to me.

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  8. I can cut them off but then line them up, put them in piles and play with them......yours are amazingly beautiful.

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  9. I love them too! I've got my lampwork stash stored by color - just like my fabric stash. Thanks for sharing some of your favs Lori!

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  10. I definitely feel your pain...I can't wait to see what you make with these! :-)

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  11. Those are all wonderful! {you know, I just marked down all my lampwork...} ;)

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  12. Wooow - gorgeous stash - right with you Miss L - I have a ceramic and lampwork "issue" !!!!!!!

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  13. I have to admit that I have beads (mainly lampwork beads) stashed away from two, three, four years ago...they are treasures for me or are they?...I should share!!!and yet I still don't design with them...what am I saving them for???...

    WOW - I don't know if I should have admitted that...is this a 12 step program?

    Smiles, Pam

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  14. I too am a bead addict! I'm going to check out all the bead artists links now :)

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  15. My name is Suz and I am a bead addict, too. Along with my daughter, Kat. I love what you do with the beads...as I have said before, everything looks so current but with just the right balance and style. I really admire what you do!

    Suz/Kat
    Katsu

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  16. i'm so happy to have found a group...

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  17. Beautiful Lampwork! I think glass runs thru my viens!

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  18. Oh! I just got weak in the knees! These are delish!

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  19. Girl, those are gorgeous! You're not alone!!! haaaaaaaaaaaa

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  20. You do have awesome taste in lampwork! Just add some clasps and let these lovelies out into the world so you can buy new ones! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. There are worse things to be addicted to!

    Laura x

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  22. Me too. Me too. Sometimes I can't bear to part with them because they are either too pretty to use, or too costly to use, or I'm afraid I won't do them justice. But I still keep on buying them. There must be a name for this addiction--'cause I'm sure I have it, whatever it is.

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  23. I have this theory that when the design is right, the correct bead will jump up and demand to be used in it...even if that bead is the uber-expensive lampwork seahorse that I've been hoarding for the last 10 years.

    Uh...not that I have one of those.

    Wait...forget I said anything.

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  24. swopemelmel9/20/2010

    Cool, the strand of green ones in the middle look just like a caterpillar. I would make that into a fun "Life cycle" bracelet or necklace with some sort of a bright butterfly focal.

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  25. What is that about snipping the string - even on regular beads I have a hard time "dipping" into a strand that's not cut - what the heck was the point of buying them??? Like I'm going to ruin them or something - it is just ridiculous !!!

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  26. Loreli - snip for goodness sake!...then you have the perfect excuse for buying more ;)

    I have to admit that when I buy semi precious gemstones I have a hard time snipping the strands because they just look so yummy en mass.

    But lampwork beads are a whole different matter. I have bowls of them around the house...maybe I should send some to you for tying up ;)

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  27. Loupiac here! I'm late to the party but I was just image-googling my beads and came across this post, and I feel all warm and fuzzy from such a wonderful declaration of love to lampwork beads from all of you who appreciate them enough that you want to buy them, fondle them, talk about them and even sometimes use them ;-)
    Thank you so much to all of you for making it all worthwile!

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  28. You have a lovely collection of beads!! I expect, as your blog post was from 2010, that you have an even lovlier collection now!

    Kimberly Jo affleck

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  29. I am a lampwork artist and ran across a post in our forum that had a link to your blog. The thread was written to remind us lampwork artists who seem to have lost our mojo to remember what got us motivated in the first place. So, thank you for your blog post because this definitely reminded me what it was all about. Which by the way, inspired me so much I am heading out to my studio to create more of my lampwork beads.

    Sincerely,

    Tanya Harness-Floyd(GlassMigrations)
    www.glassmigrations.com

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