|Bead Soup Mix from JJ Jacobs|
|Lampworked glass by JJ Jacobs|
Many of the pieces are her own lampworked beads. But they aren't your standard, round beads. No, they're wonderful, amorphous shapes that remind me of fish and raindrops splatting into ponds and all sort of other watery things. I love these beads! While she designated this particular beauty as the focal for my challenge piece, the truth is I'd consider any of her freeform beads focal quality.
|Serenity Now by JJ Jacobs|
And in the meantime, I can also think about ways to use the two warm glass tiles she sent as well. While she suggested in her note that they make great magnets or tiny paperweights, I want to incorporate them each into a piece. I could trap her abstract piece, Serenity Now, and use it as a cabochon. Black or red beads in the border, maybe?
|Lone Raven by JJ Jacobs|
Or it may just find a home in my studio on one of my display shelves, where I can look at it and smile.
Thank you JJ! You make amazing soup (and beads, too!)