I just listed 4 sets of pairs in the SueBeads etsy store, with more on the way later today (actually, whenever my engineer can get me the rest of the photos!). I know times are tough, but you still want to create, right? No better way than to buy some reasonably priced pairs of lampworked beads and make earrings. It satisfies your need to create, you get a new pair of earrings, and maybe you can sell them, too! This is how I look at it - it's always easy to make earrings! And fun, too!
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!