Jane, your beads are gorgous!!!
You clearly have talent - and please let me know when you have any for sale as I want some!!
I also understand the need to take a sabbatical from the bears, but I hope you won't stay away forever. I wish you every success with the lamp working - keep an open mind about where your talents might lead you, and I really hope that you will continue to make at least SOME bears from time to time - you're too good to walk away completely!!