Artisan Glass Beads by Sherry Bellamy
Sherry Bellamy is a primarily self-taught glass bead and sculpture artist. Her beautiful designs feature amazing and intricate patterns, which are all painstakingly planned and 'built from the inside out.' She creates using a technique called lampworking and melts the glass with a torch before manipulating it with various tools until the desired result is achieved. Her art is then made into jewelry, loose beads, and glass sculptures that each give a slightly different peek into a magical and foreign world.
Sherry Bellamy lives in British Columbia and sells her glasswork in various galleries and online via eBay (I especially love this necklace listed for $245).