Hi, Erin here -These pretty lampwork beads immediately caught my eye on my very first visit to Sassy Glass Designs and of course they had to be mine - at least until I played with them and decided to pass them on to someone else. (I've blogged about my lampwork bead problem in the past!) The little flowers remind me of a huge Lilac bush in the side yard of the farm Amy and I grew up on - the flowers were such a deep purple they looked black from a distance. I can remember the wonderful fragrance of these delicate little flowers, the joy I felt bringing a bouquet to my teachers and the people who would stop to ask for a small bouquet (there were plenty of blooms - we always gave huge bouquets) or even better a cutting so they could have their own Black Lilac Bush. Thank you Sandi for the great walk down memory lane.