Donna Conklin's Profile
I love making glass beads! I took my first bead making class on Valetine's Day in 2004 and was instantly hooked! I've been making jewelry with my beads for about 7 years but love to see what others do with my beads even more.
I started making wire wrapped jewelry about 7 years ago. All of my jewelry is created using only sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, sometimes freshwater pearls, lucite, or resin beads and of course handmade (by me) lampwork beads!
All of my beads are kiln annealed, inspected, then thoroughly cleaned just for you. Most are wound on 3/32" mandrels and made using Italian, German, and/or American made glass.
I have a degree in graphic design and own my own glass bead making studio and supply called The Mandrel in Redondo Beach, California...
- Born on October 2
- Joined May 15, 2007