ok -- Dustin, you got ahead of me and I didn't see these before I posted... I have to comment on your beads.
Holy Crap Batman (can I swear?)
First off -- there's the clarity and richness of color which is "chewy" (graphic slang for freakin' awesome eye candy)
Secondly -- control. ahhhh the control of those miniscule dots and the placement of your murrinis
It's a pinnacle that we can all strive for.
Thirdly -- the design. very contemporary, clean and precise placement of all of the above... all falling into place and creating such little masterpieces of glass art.
Note to Candy -- gotta get me one of those!
Thanks Dustin for raising the bead bar :-)