Wednesday night (3/25) was the monthly meeting of the Bead Society of Greater New York and our speaker was the very talented Lawrence (Larry) Vrba. For those of you who are not familiar with his work, Larry has been making jewelry for over 40 years and was the head designer at Miriam Haskell Jewelry in the 1970s. Larry also makes jewelry for the Broadway stage (which is where I met him years ago), Metropolitan Opera productions, and boutiques. He has a wonderfully huge collection of vintage beads and rhinestones from which he fashion his beautiful--and usually large- creations like the one shown above. Larry turned out to be a very entertaining speaker and we had a great time.