Several years ago I purchased a large quantity of glass from a woman whose sister had passed away. She charged me far too little and I begged her to take more money or to let me leave behind the things I would not use. She just wanted to be rid of it, and for it to find a good home. This year I'm going to dedicate my time to creating beads using this glass - experimenting with colours that I might not have purchased myself. It is an exercise to push outside the boundaries of my creativity.