I just got these gorgeous lampwork bead samples in the mail. They were made by glass artist D.D. Hess, and they are adorned with intricate details of flowers and leaves, a signature of hers.

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, one of the great things about using lampwork beads like these in jewelry designs is that you don’t have to add too much to make some great jewelry. I can already envision the darker red beads in some kind of vintage-style necklace design.

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