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My name is Holly Dare. I have been trying to ignore the call of art my whole life. I'm giving up the fight s l o w l y.

I have taught arts and crafts since I was a teenager growing up in McComb, MS. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Film Production, I moved to California. I worked in television, commercial and film production for close to twenty years (and still take the occasional odd job). Projects of note: Forest Gump and "The Carol Dvuall Show." How's that for diversity?

I worked for the Queen of Crafts for seven seasons making friends with a lot of professional artists and craftsmen along the way. It was during this time the fascination with glass beads took hold and simply wouldn't let go. I took class after class exploring all things glass from fusing, blowing, enameling, cold work and lampwork…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 3
  • Joined February 18, 2008

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glass, of course exclamation point cause etsy does not believe in good punctuation, Also, sterling, chain, copper, swarovski crystal

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About

My name is Holly Dare. I have been trying to ignore the call of art my whole life. I'm giving up the fight s l o w l y.

I have taught arts and crafts since I was a teenager growing up in McComb, MS. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Film Production, I moved to California. I worked in television, commercial and film production for close to twenty years (and still take the occasional odd job). Projects of note: Forest Gump and "The Carol Dvuall Show." How's that for diversity?

I worked for the Queen of Crafts for seven seasons making friends with a lot of professional artists and craftsmen along the way. It was during this time the fascination with glass beads took hold and simply wouldn't let go. I took class after class exploring all things glass from fusing, blowing, enameling, cold work and lampwork.

After leaving the Carol Duvall Show, I continued my glass studies and started utilizing my marketing skills gained from years in commercial production to help smaller craft companies. I ended up buying one of my employers out: Sweet Stampen. Through Sweet Stampen, I design food safe rubber stamps for bakeries all over the world as well as for use with Precious Metal Clay. I also license the rubber stamps from another company I worked with closely, Museum of Modern Rubber. I still run those businesses along with selling my jewelry at shows in the greater Los Angeles area.

In addition, I have published articles in several magazines and co-authored the book Happy Baking and Sweet Stampen. I teach glass bead making, jewelry design and construction and other classes related to my rubber stamping business.

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