Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday is on FIRE!

This week I have the honor of featuring Fire Diva Janel, from JanelDudleyBeads on Etsy. Her shop is filled with gorgeous focal beads and stunning sets, and her encasing is impeccable. Janel also incorporates her beads into eye-catching jewelry and makes wonderful hemp bracelets and necklaces. So let's get to know some more about Janel . . .

How did you find your craft, or did it find you? I literally found it, a bead, while helping a friend clean up after a party. It was that one bead that got the whole thing going!

Favorite color glass? That's a tough one so I'll go with my favorite color blue.

Do you have a nickname? Nelly Belly

Do you have another job besides melting glass? I'm a part time waitress at a wine bar/bistro.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla! Dipped in chocolate!

Laundry hamper: full or empty? LOL! What laundry hamper? If we had one it would be full right now!

What did you have for dinner last night? Leftover chicken helper, some of my homemade potato salad and Kashi cereal!

Favorite song? "No Quarter" originally done by Led Zeppelin but the Tool version is my favorite!

Bed: made or unmade? Made

If you could eat only one thing for a week, what would it be? Quiche made using Phillo dough

Last book you read: The Family by Jeff Sharlet, I still haven't finished it kinda lost interest in the middle of the book, but I do intend on finishing it! It's intense but politically boring, sorry Jeff!

Salad dressing: on the side or mixed in? S.O.S Sauce on side baby!

Ever eat Playdoh? YES! LOL! Way back when, it's just so salty and the paste always smelt more appealing!

Three favorite condiments: Terriyaki sauce, BBQ and wasabi! Is wasabi considered a condiment?

What's on your living room wall? An awesome picture done by Robert Marx, he's a talented artist I had met before a Phil and Friends show at Red Rocks. Check out his work, it's awesome!

Last vacation you took? We went to Salt Lake City for a Tool show a couple months ago!

Are you a morning person or night owl? Definitely morning, I have a hard time keeping my eyes open after 9 PM

How do you like your eggs? Any way except for runny!

Ever have a perm? Yes! I wish I had never done that! LOL

Deep dish or thin crust? Deep dish

Favorite smell/scent: Hhmmm that's a toughie, I'm going to say the ocean!

Can you play an instrument? Not any more, I used to be able to play the piano.

Pets' names: Booger and Maynard

Ever try their (your pets') food? No, but I've thought about it!

What's on your nightstand? My personal jewelry collection, a lamp and a bra

Ever broken a bone? Last year I broke a pinky toe 2 times in a row, OUCH!!

Do you like guacamole? I love it! I love it! I love it!

Top picture: Lampwork Focal - coral base, silver glass squiggles, encased in clear

Lampwork Beads Set of 7 made with River Rock and silver leaf

Lampwork Focal - funky and bumpy

Dichroic Bead Set of 5

Natural Beauty Lampwork Necklace

Hemp Bracelet with a Lampwork Bead

For more about the Fire Divas, visit the Fire Divas Blog


  1. They are gorgeous beads, great interview.

  2. Great interview! And look at those beads! Awesome!