Lampwork beads by Melanie Moertel.... and I can totally see some of this working in polymer clay...I have some beads waiting to be baked, and ideas flying around my head... and a house that is in desperate need of cleaning (and I don't mean simply running a vacuum cleaner, either) so that my college age son can invite friends in. He says, and rightly so, that it is isolating our family to have things in such a state. Also, that perhaps it's because we are all fairly introverted that we create this isolation. Darn. How'd he get so smart?