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Inside the Studio with Ema Kilroy and Cherry Blossoms

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Hello Art Beading Friends,
It’s been some time since I’ve had a chance to visit with you. I’m happy to be here today. The day job, family life and snow (as I write this post on April 9th, it snowed … again! Mother nature has been overbearing this winter.) have kept me incredibly busy over the past few months.
I wish I was better at carving out time to create. Lately I’ve been feeling a sense of lack in myself because my schedule hasn’t allowed time for me to relax and create. Or maybe I haven’t properly scheduled the time. Whatver the reason I’ve had plenty of sources for inspiration!
New glass inspired me.
This scrumptious pink glass, Opal Raspberry, by Reichenbach is simply amazing. It’s an incredibly expensive glass. This rod is sold by the ounce whereas most glass rods are priced by the pound. I’m always on the hunt for delicious pink glass so when I saw this I couldn’t resist, I had to buy a few rods and I’m glad I did. This is simply a luscious glass to work with. 
Raspberry Cherry Blossom

Opal Raspberry Blossoms
Cherry Blossom heart
Staying with the cherry blossom theme I was inspired by a scarf worn by my friend. She was kind enough to take it off so I could snap a couple photos to use for my inspiration.
 Cherry blossom scarf ….
… becomes Cherry Blossom beads.
I also found inspiration in a blog; Earrings Everyday March Inspiration photos. Our own Erin Prais-Hintz choose some fantastic macro dragonfly photos for the March inspiration. Here is just one. I just love these photos!
Macro Inspirations
I’d like to explore these macro photos a bit more. The color combinations and the macro nature of the photos light my creative fires!
(Side note: I’ll be listing these beads in my shop on Sunday morning. The beads have been added to my shop on Etsy)
As always, thanks for visiting ABS today.
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Ema Kilroy is a lampworker and metalsmith living and working in Central Massachusetts.