Misty's Profile

About

I'm a fanatic about beads and making jewelry out of found things.

My background is in Drafting and Design. My degree is from The Art Institute of Seattle in Interior Design. I worked as a drafter for years in Western Washington then was relocated to Southern Idaho in 2000 when I got married. Drafting isn't very woman-friendly in these parts so I turned to more creative things.

In 2005 beading took hold. I'd done the occasional beady project but for some reason at that time it took over and all my other creative outlets have taken the farthest back seat. My scrapbooking and sewing machine have never been more lonely!

I started lampworking in 2006 and love it! Unfortunately I have had to put that on hold until I can remedy my Carpal Tunnel issue. As soon as I can I'll be back at my torch and…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 3
  • Joined August 16, 2007

Favorite materials

artisan lampwork glass, artisan polymer clay, typewriter keys, repurposing, buttons, sterling silver, tierra cast pewter, dominoes, scrabble tiles, imagination, creativity

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About

I'm a fanatic about beads and making jewelry out of found things.

My background is in Drafting and Design. My degree is from The Art Institute of Seattle in Interior Design. I worked as a drafter for years in Western Washington then was relocated to Southern Idaho in 2000 when I got married. Drafting isn't very woman-friendly in these parts so I turned to more creative things.

In 2005 beading took hold. I'd done the occasional beady project but for some reason at that time it took over and all my other creative outlets have taken the farthest back seat. My scrapbooking and sewing machine have never been more lonely!

I started lampworking in 2006 and love it! Unfortunately I have had to put that on hold until I can remedy my Carpal Tunnel issue. As soon as I can I'll be back at my torch and creating with glass!

Until then, and after I'm sure, I am a huge fan of lampwork beads and love to use them as the focal and catalyst of my designs. I love that each one is a unique tiny work of art. I treat them as small works of art, framing each one in a one of a kind design.

I've learned a lot in the last couple years. A huge part of that learning has come from my association with various groups but in particular my friends at the Bead Hive. The exchanges, challenges and tutorials have expanded my knowledge and techniques.

I dabble in all sorts of things. I particularly love to create new things with found objects. Especially making jewelry with unusual objects such as dominoes, buttons, legos, typewriter keys, etc..

I hope you enjoy my creations!

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