Well there has been a delay in the release of our new images for 2011. I know, I know....there always is but this time it's not my fault. I emailed the new images to my engraver (which I've been doing for many, many years) over two weeks ago. I usually wait a week and a half and if I don't have them delivered yet then I call and check in. Just about the time I'm expecting my engravings to arrive, I hear that the engraver has gone out of business. Huh? So I pick up the phone and call them. Sure enough, they are in the process of discontinuing their engraving portion of their business and FAILED TO CONTACT ME. No email, no phone call. Fabulous. So I've contacted a new engraver and I'm going to email them the images. This will change the timing of the release. I'll keep you posted but I'm expecting to release them mid March now.
Last summer Halstead Beads asked for lampwork entries for a feature in their 2011 catalog. I'm very honored to have been chosen along with one other lampwork artist. These are the beads I sent them and below that is the catalog page. They wanted me to leave the beads uncored because they wanted to glue in their own silver rivets to market those as well. I'm not sure why they changed their mind but just so everyone knows, I use a tool to permanently core all of my European Charm Beads with sterling silver. To order the new 2011 Halstead catalog you can go to their website here: