Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday is on FIRE!

Rainbow Tab

I have long admired the beads and use of color in the shop called Lutrick on Etsy. Lara, a fellow Fire Diva, is the creator of the gorgeous creations in this shop. Right now Lutrick is filled with beads for fall and Halloween, but you'll still find her signature focals, stunning bead sets and a large variety of Pandora beads. So let's get to know Lara . . .

How did you find your craft, or did it find you?

I had been stringing beads and making simple fimo beads while in high school and college. I had seen Indian lampwork beads, but didn't use them as they were really bad. While at a local arts and crafts fair in my home town of Seattle I saw and bought my first true artisan lampwork bead. The artist told me that I could take a class at my local bead store. I took that first class at Glass Expressions in Burien WA and I was immediately hooked.

Favorite color glass?

Oh this is too hard. I like so may colors. My favorite color is purple, so I like: Ink Blue, Psyche. I like reactive colors so I like: Opal Yellow, Ivory (all of them), Copper Green. I like striking and reducing colors and mine are: Blue Chalcedony, Gaia, Bullseye Copper Green Luster

Do you have a nickname?


Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate (but really prefer Strawberry)

Laundry hamper: full or empty?


What did you have for dinner last night?


Bed: made or unmade?


What’s on your nightstand?


Last book you read:

An Echo in the Bone - Still working on it actually.

Salad dressing: on the side or mixed in?


Ever eat Playdoh?

Eck, no

How do you like your eggs?


Ever have a perm?

Yup, and I back combed it for big bangs too. Ahhhhh, the late 80s and early 90s.

Three favorite condiments?

Mustard, Mustard and Mustard

Deep dish or thin crust?

Regular, kind of a medium.

What’s on your living room wall?

Historic flower prints, a framed abstract poster and a mixed media collage with handmade paper and leaf skeletons.

Least favorite smell?


Can you play an instrument?

Slightly - Piano

Pets' names:

Beetle (cat)

Ever try their (your pets') food?

Ack, no.

Ever broken a bone?

No, but came close when a bolder fell on my knee.

Do you like guacamole?

Mmmmmm Yum.

Most proud of:

Graduating from nursing school with by BSN.

Big Leaf ~ Autumn Lampwork Focal


  1. It's great getting to know Lara better! Thanks for "introducing" her to us!

  2. great interview...beautiful choices to show...

  3. Great interview! I love Lara's work!

  4. Thanks for featuring me Lauren

    Thanks ya'll.

  5. The pumpkin beads and the butterfly wings bead are gorgeous!

    And MaysBeads, your critters are too cute. I love the candy corn frog!

    Following you!

  6. Oh, I love them all! I can see why you've been an admirer of hers. Great feature!

  7. cool feature! what fun questions! I love the... vase? at the top of the page. it reminds me of a landscape.

  8. Hi Erica - that's a bead! Isn't that amazing? I love the colors.

  9. You have great taste for picking artists with awesome work.