Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lucky Me!

Looky what I won! I entered my friend and fellow Fire Diva Janel's bead giveaway, and her personal random name picker - more specifically her cat Maynard - picked my name! It's only fitting, right? Maynard picks Maybeads.

I feel so lucky because I already own one of Janel's beads (from my recent Charm Swap), and now I'm getting another! Just look at that bead! Janel says it's made with River Rock and Silver Leaf, and the design is made with a silver reactive color and one of her hand-pulled millefioris. All of the glass and techniques she used to make this bead are foreign to me, and much more sophisticated than anything I've ever done, so I can't wait to see it in person!

And in case you've never vistited Janel Dudley Beads, here's just a taste of what Janel can do:

Nubbly Big-Holed Bead - the bumps on this silver bead are expertly-placed.

Lampwork Set of 7 Perfectly Encased Beads

And this one is the super-star of her shop - Glowing Eyeball BHB glows in the dark!!! Janel hand-pulled all of the millefioris for this bead.


  1. I just realized this was on your BLOG (whole great convo going on over on FB!!!)

    Congrats Lauren! If Maynard didn't pick me... I'm glad it was YOU! Can't wait to see what you make!

  2. Just had to laugh because the security word on my last post??? BEADian!

  3. Wow Sophisticated!! More like fly by the seat of my pants! LOL! Lauren thank you for blogging about the giveaway! It was good seeing that Maynard still has it in him, after he picked you, the winner, he was so rambunctious! It was kitty play time at our place for a couple hours!

  4. Lucky you is right. Congratulations. Janel's beads are amazing for sure.