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My mom was a weaver and my dad a blacksmith. For as long as I can remember I have always loved to create. In the beginning it was crayons on any surface imaginable sorry mom =). Next it was wedding cakes and flowers, sewing and shadow boxes.

When I was on vacation with my family in Santa Fe New Mexico I discovered lampwork beads. We went to a street fair and I wandered into a mans both with lampwork beads I must have stayed for ever in that booth in awe and amazement. At that point it did not occur to me that I could make them myself. Several months later while watching the show Crafters Coast to Coast I saw Amy Trescott make a perfume bottle. The light bulb in my head turned on and I knew I had to try my hand at making beads.

In May of 2005 I went to my local glass shop Blue Moon and bought my first kit. From my first bead I was hooked. I…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 9
  • Joined September 6, 2007

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Cupcakes, beads, robots, glass

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About

My mom was a weaver and my dad a blacksmith. For as long as I can remember I have always loved to create. In the beginning it was crayons on any surface imaginable sorry mom =). Next it was wedding cakes and flowers, sewing and shadow boxes.

When I was on vacation with my family in Santa Fe New Mexico I discovered lampwork beads. We went to a street fair and I wandered into a mans both with lampwork beads I must have stayed for ever in that booth in awe and amazement. At that point it did not occur to me that I could make them myself. Several months later while watching the show Crafters Coast to Coast I saw Amy Trescott make a perfume bottle. The light bulb in my head turned on and I knew I had to try my hand at making beads.

In May of 2005 I went to my local glass shop Blue Moon and bought my first kit. From my first bead I was hooked. I have come a long way since my first beads. I am self taught and a member of Lampwork Etc and the Austin Firefly's.

15 years ago I took my first cake decorating class and have not looked back. I owned my own business doing wedding cakes and flowers for about 3 years and loved it. I decided to call it quits for a while when I had my daughter and started lampworking to spend more time with my family. (See my other shop Fancy Pants Beads) This summer I made a first birthday cake for a good friends daughter and used fondant for the very first time. I fell in love and back to the pull of the sugar and sweetness of cakes, and Sugar Toppers was born.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fancypantsbeads/

All items come from a smoke and pet free home.

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