Sandra Barrow's Profile

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I grew up in Southern California and lived in San Francisco where I studied graphic design and met my husband, Scott. I have been living in Charlotte, North Carolina with my family since 2001.

I found my way to lampworking kind of on a fluke. I was researching information on glass fusing and happened upon lampworking. I was immediately drawn to it and before I even tried my hand at it, I invested in a torch and kiln. I have been creating glass beads in my home studio since 2006. I am self taught with the help of books and many tutorials given online.

I have a wonderful family and a great group of friends; both of which give so much support and inspiration. I also love yoga, mountain biking and just about anything that makes me move. I love what I do and am grateful every day for it…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 3
  • Joined February 9, 2011

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glass, sterling silver, vintage finds, copper, torch, lampwork tools

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About

I grew up in Southern California and lived in San Francisco where I studied graphic design and met my husband, Scott. I have been living in Charlotte, North Carolina with my family since 2001.

I found my way to lampworking kind of on a fluke. I was researching information on glass fusing and happened upon lampworking. I was immediately drawn to it and before I even tried my hand at it, I invested in a torch and kiln. I have been creating glass beads in my home studio since 2006. I am self taught with the help of books and many tutorials given online.

I have a wonderful family and a great group of friends; both of which give so much support and inspiration. I also love yoga, mountain biking and just about anything that makes me move. I love what I do and am grateful every day for it.

I came up with the name Stella Bellesa (beautiful star) by trying out different adjectives together that I felt described me and my work and how I feel and see those around me; my family, friends, that sparkle in the eye. I liked how the name sounded and looked. It also happens to be my initials SB. I sometimes joke that Stella Bellesa is my altar ego.

www.stellabellesa.com
@stellabellesa
www.facebook.com/stella.bellesa

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