In spite of the silence, I've been busy. I'm working on my first wedding commission...
A custom order for earrings:
I did my first hollow beads tonight
And I'm working on a design for connector lampwork beads. The connector beads are still pretty rough. My very first one was actually good...and true to my usual form, the next 10 have been bad. However, I still think they will work in jewelry when you put in silver spacers or Swarovkis - kind of hide the rough edges.
Oh, and here is an alternate design, inspired by the wedding commission.