In the mean time, I have entered my first contest! I did a collaborative project with Olga Vinnere Pettersson who made 4 gorgeous necklaces, two with my beads in them.
Unfortunately those collaborative pieces didn't make the finals, but one of Olga's made it.
I WANT YOU!!!!! Please go vote for my favorite necklace of Ogla's.
You can see why I love it, it literally represents fire, and just looking at it, it is unmistakably lava at it's finest! Perfect for the geologist/lampworker in me! Here's the link, so go vote for Gaia!
After you vote, click on the link at the top of the page to look at the amazing entries at My Lovely Beads (Thank you Zoya Gutina!)