Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sarah Moran

I strung this necklace earlier this year. I love, love, love Sarah Moran's borosilicate beads. Yes, those five beautiful beads are boro. Can you believe it? A friend told me I could get a nice garnet color out of Vetrofond Rainbow Red, so I bought some and learned how to strike making the spacers for this necklace. I finished the piece with amber and a turquoise clasp.

I wore this necklace to one of the big bead shows earlier this year and received comments from Kate McKinnon, Stephanie Sersich and Kristina Logan among others. Heather Trimlett made me spell Sarah's name and website and wrote it down. Even though I wasn't responsible for making those buzzworthy beads, it still made me feel like a rock star.

Sarah makes boro beads only a few times a year. She maintains a "boro list" for people interested in buying the beads (which come in sets of usually seven beads). Unfortunately, I believe the list for her October boro session is already full, but if you're interested, you could always get on the list for next time. To see other examples of her beautiful boro and soda lime beads, go here.

Thanks for reading, as always.


Monkee Maker said...


Thanks for your comment on my blog; I'm glad you enjoy my monkey madness!

Your necklaces are gorgeous and I especially like the one you entered for the Stringing Magazine contest (so obviously I had to vote for it!)

Melissa said...

Oh, thank you so much! I was sad that I missed your caption contest - such a cute photo! I'll have to check your site today to see who you picked. Thank you for voting!