Nancy Giere's Profile

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Most toddlers carry around a well loved baby blanket, stuffed animal or doll. I carried around a tangled rainbow of yarn that I pulled from my mother's knitting basket. When I was old enough to manage a crochet hook my mother taught me to use a knitting spool.

This little tool could create endless coils of yarn. I had visions of turning my mother’s leftover yarn into a room-size braided rug.

After I completed a chair pad I moved into my summer arts and crafts period, dedicated to Popsicle stick art, lanyards, macramé and needlepoint.

As a teenager my desire to live life like a Pepsi commercial was expressed through a series of collages and assorted decoupage boxes.

I've knit, stitched, woven, and beaded my way through…

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  • Joined January 26, 2008

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Dichroic Glass

About

Most toddlers carry around a well loved baby blanket, stuffed animal or doll. I carried around a tangled rainbow of yarn that I pulled from my mother's knitting basket. When I was old enough to manage a crochet hook my mother taught me to use a knitting spool.

This little tool could create endless coils of yarn. I had visions of turning my mother’s leftover yarn into a room-size braided rug.

After I completed a chair pad I moved into my summer arts and crafts period, dedicated to Popsicle stick art, lanyards, macramé and needlepoint.

As a teenager my desire to live life like a Pepsi commercial was expressed through a series of collages and assorted decoupage boxes.

I've knit, stitched, woven, and beaded my way through life. I've kept my hands moving to relieve stress and quiet my mind. I've spent my whole life creating but never saw myself as artistic. It was just something I felt compelled to do. I've expanded my wardrobe, decorated my home and made numerous gifts for friends and family.

Three years ago I was perusing the Bead and Button Show class list and came across a glass fusing class that sounded fun. I had no expectations, I was just curious.

My first project, a pendant, was a success and I was hooked. I bought a kiln, some dichroic glass, and assortment of tools and supplies. I set up a work area in my basement. I was having a lot fun playing with heat and glass.

I started showing my dichroic glass jewelry to friends and family. I heard two words several times that caused me to examine what I was doing, “How much?” I found myself in the middle of a marketing research study. I could be in a meeting, at a restaurant, the hairdresser, the doctor, the grocery store, being searched by airport security and I’d hear those two words - How much?

I took this as a sign and decided to start NGlassworks, LLC. I now have the opportunity to keep creating, stay centered and offer my work to people that I’m not related to and never met! Read more at www.nglassworks.com

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