Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Weekly BESTeam Feature


One of the things I most admire is lampwork beads. I love watching them being made. There was a little gallery on Jay Street in Schenectady, New York that I would stop in everytime I was in the area-just to watch one of the artisans there make lampwork beads. The gallery was set up so that you could watch her thru a window-literally inches away from her work bench.  Sometimes I wondered if they didn't have to clean the windows from my nose smudges after I left... I was that mesemerized.

I've got that same feeling looking at lightkeepings work... but this time I'm smudging up my computer screen!
I absolutely love the bright beads Anastasija uses in her designs. One of the hardest things for me as an artisan is to find just "exactly" the combination of colors that I want to put together. I sometimes spend hours looking thru my bead stash looking for that "perfect" combination. In the Hop on the Rainbow Bracelet take a look at the choice of on in my view!

I also really love the combinations of turquoise in the Day on the Beach Set it's that turquoise color again-one of my favorites!

I hope you check out  Lightkeepings shop, it's full of delightful finds!

You can also keep up with her here..and do me a favor let her know how you found her.

Thanks so much!


  1. Oh, such a lovely feature! Thank you so much:) I wish we had such a place as the one you have described here:)