Yes this week will be a very busy week , as was last week, and probably the week after that. Why? well this weekend is the start of the Northwoods Art Tour on July 23 -25 Friday -Sunday. Many local Artists will team up with other artists and open their studio doors for visitors. There should be many demonstrations, opportunities to learn, and the chance to talk with artists themselves. I'll be at The Rodd Umlauf Gallery and will bring my portable torch for some demos on lamp work glass beadmaking. For more info on the Tour just click on the link on the right and you'll find all the information you need to navigate the Northwoods and visit as many places as you like. In the meantime enjoy this piece with it's twisted Sterling wire bail with flamed ends, and Lampwork bead with Fine Silver mesh and Murrini.