Kim Neeley of Bluff Road Glass is an amazing artist, whose work commands prices that are far beyond my reach. Usually. Once in a while she puts beads up for sale on her website that are snapped up instantly. This is the one I snapped up, and cherished. It's a beautiful little bead, with transparent golden glass 'seeded' with bubbles and finished with golden lustred glass scrollwork.
It's small but beautiful, a precious object of desire. I hate to let it go, but needs must and the car wants repairs.