I was the only girl in a houseful of boys growing up, so I tended towards tom-boyish activities, but always had an eye for the glittery and shiny qualities of gold, silver, and gems. My eyes boggled and my fingers twitched as I stood in awe in the gold souks in the middle east where we lived as children, My father lit the fires of creativity when he would let my brothers and me participate in pottery, oil paining, sculpting, and stained glass projects, and my mother taught me the value of making the most out of what you have on hand and to use ingenuity and the unexpected at every chance.
Stained glass captivated me as a young girl, and at my first chance I bought a book, a soldering iron, solder, copper tape and some inexpensive glass and had a free for all! Cold glass work soon developed into a passion for anything glass...and when I found that glass beads could be made with a torch , I was…
- Joined March 27, 2010