Donna Conklin's Profile
I love making glass beads! I took my first bead making class on Valetine's Day in 2004 and was instantly hooked! I've been making jewelry with my beads for almost as many years but love to see what others do with my beads even more.
All of my jewelry is created using sterling silver, fine silver and sometimes brass and/or copper, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, lucite or resin beads and of course handmade (by me) lampwork beads!
All of my beads are kiln annealed, inspected, then thoroughly cleaned just for you. Most are wound on 3/32" mandrels and made using Italian, German, and/or American made glass.
I have a degree in graphic design and owned my own glass bead making studio and supply called The Mandrel in the South Bay are of California. I…
- Born on October 2
- Joined May 15, 2007