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Lampwork Bead Artist
Kimberly Rogers

I am an Alaskan lampwork glass artist that has always been
involved with media that allowed me to play with color; such as
weaving, embroidery, and working with fabrics.
Inspired by the Alaskan Native beadwork around me, I took up seed beadwork which sparked my interest in collectible beads and creating jewelry.
I then studied lampwork beadmaking which would allow for more originality in my jewelry designs.

Lampwork is the process of making handmade glass beads over a torch.
The result is a one of a kind, collectible little treasure. I am
inspired by the order of chaos, fractal imagery and organic patterns in nature and the Alaskan landscape…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 28
  • Joined April 7, 2009

Favorite materials

soda lime glass, CIM glass, Double Helix glass, frit, enamels, silver, rust, amber, pearls, gemstones

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About

Lampwork Bead Artist
Kimberly Rogers

I am an Alaskan lampwork glass artist that has always been
involved with media that allowed me to play with color; such as
weaving, embroidery, and working with fabrics.
Inspired by the Alaskan Native beadwork around me, I took up seed beadwork which sparked my interest in collectible beads and creating jewelry.
I then studied lampwork beadmaking which would allow for more originality in my jewelry designs.

Lampwork is the process of making handmade glass beads over a torch.
The result is a one of a kind, collectible little treasure. I am
inspired by the order of chaos, fractal imagery and organic patterns in nature and the Alaskan landscape.

The beads display an organic textural, dimensional quality that is reminiscent of Monet and Klimt. Witness elements of nature such as rocks, water, landscapes, fur, the irridescence of insect wings, eggs, peacock feathers, tidal pools, tundra lichen, lava and the Aurora Borealis. they have been called "little universes"

Magnification is acheived by casing the bead with clear glass giving a paperweight effect. I also use authentic mined Alaskan placer gold as well as gold and silver leaf in my beads to achieve various effects.

I love to collect beads in my travels to Asia and find that the
use of Bali Silver Beads , Thai Hilltribe beads, and semi-precious
gemstones are compatible with my one of a kind lampwork beads.

Now I'll be alternating between my two studios in both Arizona and Alaska.

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