Patty Lakinsmith's Profile
I have been playing with hot glass for a while now. In 2003 I happened to take an introductory bead making class, and with great stress I produced a number of horrible UFOs (Unidentified Fried Objects). I was terrified of the flame, and completely useless. But there was no turning back; my curious passion for bead making was awoken and it has not slept since. It mystifies me to this day that I had never seen a lampwork bead before I took my first class, and would not see any for several months as I practiced cautiously in my garage.
Since then I have been thrilled to take classes with some incredible teachers in PMC, electroforming, and bead making, and I’m always trying to expand my skills. And now, instead of feeling fearful, I melt glass to relax. I am mostly a self taught jewelry designer, and I make things that I would like to wear. I prefer to use simple, home-grown ingredients like fine…
- Born on October 12
- Joined September 16, 2007