For many years I made stained glass panels as a hobby. But I felt uncomfortable with working with toxic lead solder and lead fittings. Therefore, I switched to glass beads. Glass beads are beautiful, varied, portable and easily recycled.
My inspiration for form comes from nature. My palette of colors is inspired by centuries of oil paintings and stained glass. I toy with chiaroscuro (concentrating intense color and shapes in the middle, fading to the edges), sfumato (using a variety of tones, textures or coatings), using complementary and contrasting colors to make focal beads pop, clusters, ideas from landscaping/floral arrangement, etc.
I enjoy challenges. Do you have an outfit you have difficulty matching? I can design a custom necklace.
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- Joined May 25, 2010