Kathleen Nagy's Profile

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I have always loved beads and jewelry. When I took my first lampwork class in 1996 at Cline Glass in Portland Oregon, we learned on a Hot Head torch, and I knew at that time that there had to be a better way to make beads. It was almost right but not quite. A few years later I took a lampworking class at Bullseye Glass and we used dual-fuel torches and I knew I had found my artistic medium. I have studied with Andrea Gaurino Larry Brickman and Sage.
I converted a potting shed in my backyard into a hot shop and got my first torch. Heaven. To this day I could easily spend 10 hours a day at the torch. i have only sold my beads locally. Opening my Etsy store is a huge step for me into the big world.
I am a wife, mother to three amazing women and grandmother to three even more amazing grandchildren. I escaped the professional life.
All of my beads…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 16
  • Joined January 20, 2009

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Glass, fibers, silver, pmc, beads

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I have always loved beads and jewelry. When I took my first lampwork class in 1996 at Cline Glass in Portland Oregon, we learned on a Hot Head torch, and I knew at that time that there had to be a better way to make beads. It was almost right but not quite. A few years later I took a lampworking class at Bullseye Glass and we used dual-fuel torches and I knew I had found my artistic medium. I have studied with Andrea Gaurino Larry Brickman and Sage.
I converted a potting shed in my backyard into a hot shop and got my first torch. Heaven. To this day I could easily spend 10 hours a day at the torch. i have only sold my beads locally. Opening my Etsy store is a huge step for me into the big world.
I am a wife, mother to three amazing women and grandmother to three even more amazing grandchildren. I escaped the professional life.
All of my beads are made on a GTT Lynx with dual O2 generators and annealed in a Glasshive kiln for strength and durability. I use mostly 104 COE but lovelove Bullseye, and couldn't believe the first timeI heated a rod of Uroboros....it practically wrapped itself around the mandrel. Not used to such cooperation after using Italian glass. The irridescent murrini's used in the glass hearts are from Double Helix in Seattle. The rest are made by me.

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