> Seriously, this is not off base.
> Many glass workers use techniques as they become popular/are taught. So if
> you see something you love, buy it. The artist might make it for several
> months or even years as a standard pattern, but may abandon it for a new
> style she's moved onto, before you get the style in your favourite color!!
> I had drooled over some lush and satiny beads by Heather of Isabel's Dreams
> on her site. Later I saw (and bid on) some wonderful beads in a sea glass
> style. Didn't realise they were done by the same person, and don't know if
> I can get any of the other style she worked in (after a vacation in Hawaii).
Not only do beadmakers often abandon styles and techniques as they move
on to new styles and new techniques, but also, more heartbreakingly,
glassmakers will make a color that is seen once, and never again. Even
if there is a color with the same name, it won't look or work the same;
Ink Blue and C***are really good examples of this. (Word to the wise:
if you like Ink Blue, stock up because it looks like the latest batch
looks more like cobalt.)
see my auctions at http://www.FoundCollection.com/