FHFteam are running a challenge right now on the theme "emerging" Here is gorgeous lampwork focal bead entered by Hilary Thompson of Spa Town Beads
"Force of Nature" - inspired by nature. I do a lot of walking in the Cotswold countryside and it's fascinating to see tiny, delicate flowers "pushing" their way through the tiny cracks in stone walls. I just love the textural contrast it portrays.
You can find more lovely lampwork created by Hilary at SpaTownBeads0407