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Light Seekers of Key West- Home of Torch Glass Beads

Welcome to Light Seekers of Key West. My name is Joyce Straiton and I create lampwork glass beads, also called flamework beads, from which I make original jewelry. So, you may ask, how does someone get lucky enough to be living their dream in paradise? It all started when I turned 40! I had been teaching Special Education, first in Tennessee and then in Virginia and doing my art only as a hobby. Ever so slowly I started realizing I was a grown-up (and not a very happy one) and that I could do whatever I wanted to.. My inner voice had been squelched so long that it took about two to three years to figure out what I wanted to do to make me truly happy. But after doing some reading, lots of journaling and even some good old fashioned crying, I figured it out. I wanted to make flamework beads for a living in Key West. So, that's how I managed to be living this wonderful life in this wonderful place! My work is sold at the world famous Sunset Celebration in Key West as well as numerous art shows around the Southeast U.S. and can also be purchased here on my web site.  Please check out the rest of my web site and feel free to contact me with questions and feedback by e-mail.



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