This beautiful Lemon Vortex glass bead was a gift from my friend Genea Crivello-Knable, the designer of Genea Beads on Etsy.
I love holding this tiny sculpture in my hands because it reminds me of Dale Chihuly's work -- glass that I could gaze at but never touch.
I think that's what has drawn me away from large scale sculpture and moved me toward personal adornment. Being able to connect with people who make things that you wear, touch, and become intimate with feels more powerful to me.
A big thank you to Genea for sharing her creative spirit with me and giving me something that I can touch over and over again to remember our connection.