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I'm a lampwork artist, I love to make organic focal that speak to me. My beads are organic, meaning that they may not be perfectly shaped pressed beads as I love the more unusual look. I love the way glass flows and feels to the touch when cool very sensual.
I haven't always been a lampworker, my grandmother was crafter as was my mother, I have always had fabric, beads and thread in the house to play with. I started quilting twenty years ago and then got in to art quilting, which lead to beading and the need for bigger beads for my pieces. It was an easy step to lampworking. When I opened my Etsy shop I really thought that I would be selling fabric in some form thus the name "AFiberJourney", since I couldn't change the name I jut had to go with it. My business name is JanZart which felt like it covered all of my interests. Who knows, maybe I will sell some of my fiber art pieces eventually. But glass…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 12
  • Joined April 9, 2007

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Glass, metal, fabric, thread

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About

I'm a lampwork artist, I love to make organic focal that speak to me. My beads are organic, meaning that they may not be perfectly shaped pressed beads as I love the more unusual look. I love the way glass flows and feels to the touch when cool very sensual.
I haven't always been a lampworker, my grandmother was crafter as was my mother, I have always had fabric, beads and thread in the house to play with. I started quilting twenty years ago and then got in to art quilting, which lead to beading and the need for bigger beads for my pieces. It was an easy step to lampworking. When I opened my Etsy shop I really thought that I would be selling fabric in some form thus the name "AFiberJourney", since I couldn't change the name I jut had to go with it. My business name is JanZart which felt like it covered all of my interests. Who knows, maybe I will sell some of my fiber art pieces eventually. But glass seems to have grabbed me and it won't let go.

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