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I am a retired teacher who finally has the time to devote to melting glass, playing with metals, and creating one of a kind jewelry pieces. I have worked with glass for over twenty-five years, in one temperature or another. I was drawn into the world of borosilicate glass after working soley with soft glass for about four years. With this glass, boro as it is called, opening the kiln in the morning is always a surprise! All of my glass has been annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, a very important thing to look for when buying glass jewelry.

My glass is created in a little studio that DH built for me in our backyard.

I also am kimvsupplies on etsy.

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

I have written several articles for Glass Line Magazine. What a learning experience…

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  • Joined April 14, 2007

Favorite materials

Glass, silver, copper, vintage findings

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KimVGlass
Original Handmade Metal and Glass Jewelry

About

I am a retired teacher who finally has the time to devote to melting glass, playing with metals, and creating one of a kind jewelry pieces. I have worked with glass for over twenty-five years, in one temperature or another. I was drawn into the world of borosilicate glass after working soley with soft glass for about four years. With this glass, boro as it is called, opening the kiln in the morning is always a surprise! All of my glass has been annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, a very important thing to look for when buying glass jewelry.

My glass is created in a little studio that DH built for me in our backyard.

I also am kimvsupplies on etsy.

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

I have written several articles for Glass Line Magazine. What a learning experience that first one was! It was my first ever published article. I was, still am, honored that the editor contacted me!! Several of my electroformed beads were used by Jim Kervin in articles he wrote for The Glass Bead, the ISGB’s quarterly publication. If you are a member you can see some of my coldworked beads in past issues. ;-)

I'm proud that I was selected to be in Bead Review 3, A Year of Exceptional Art GlassBeads! I am truly honored to have been chosen to be included with incredible glass artists from around the world!!


PLEASE REMEMBER

Glass beads/pendants are glass. Because they have been kiln annealed directly from the torch, they are fairly durable. Most of the time they will survive a slight tumble onto the floor (not tile) from a reasonable height (no going to the third floor to test this out, ok? ). But they ARE glass, and will break if mishandled. Therefore, I advise AGAINST children wearing glass jewelry and only sell to adults.

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