Karen Elmquist's Pod Vessels.
This is Karen's amazing necklace made from many of her wonderful lamp work beads. It wasn't part of the show, but I had to include it because it because it's just so darn cool!
Every year at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, there is an exhibit called Bead Dreams. Bead Dreams is a juried competition sponsored by Bead and Button magazine. This year, my friend Karen Elmquist's beautiful and unique Pod Vessels were accepted into the show. This was great for Karen, as she is one of the sweetest and most humble people I know. Not to mention talented! Usually, Bead and Button has a special issue dedicated to the competition. This year, I suppose due to economic constraints, they have created an online version of the special issue. It's free to subscribers and $5.95 for non-subscribers. If you're in the mood for some great inspiration go have a look see here.