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My name is Lisa, and my nickname given to me by a close friend is "Lisi". I am a former nurse and I've been creating lampwork glass beads for the past 10 years. I grew up in a family of artists with my mother and father's influence in sculpting and painting. Beginning in my childhood and teen years, I created miniatures in polymer clay, and then I dabbled in most mediums throughout my life. Once I discovered hot glass in 2002, I was completely hooked! I researched and studied everything I could about the art, bought books and videos, and then finally all of my equipment. I mustered the courage to light that Hothead torch (actually had my boyfriend light it for me!), and that day was July 23, 2003. I still remember it like it was yesterday. :)

In 2002, I stumbled upon my discovery of hot glass when I was searching for some hobbies and crafts to do with my 13 year old daughter, who was…

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  • Joined February 27, 2007

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Italian Murano and Venetian glass, German furnace glass, American made Uroboros art glass, fine silver leaf and foil, copper leaf and foil, 22k leaf and foil, and mica powders

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About

My name is Lisa, and my nickname given to me by a close friend is "Lisi". I am a former nurse and I've been creating lampwork glass beads for the past 10 years. I grew up in a family of artists with my mother and father's influence in sculpting and painting. Beginning in my childhood and teen years, I created miniatures in polymer clay, and then I dabbled in most mediums throughout my life. Once I discovered hot glass in 2002, I was completely hooked! I researched and studied everything I could about the art, bought books and videos, and then finally all of my equipment. I mustered the courage to light that Hothead torch (actually had my boyfriend light it for me!), and that day was July 23, 2003. I still remember it like it was yesterday. :)

In 2002, I stumbled upon my discovery of hot glass when I was searching for some hobbies and crafts to do with my 13 year old daughter, who was homeschooled. We did some bead stringing and other jewelry making, and then I went crazy with buying supplies on ebay and other online sources. I bought my first copy of Bead and Button magazine. In that issue was an ad for a gorgeous handmade glass bead. I went to the artist's website and discovered that she made these in her home studio. I was thrilled when I discovered this was something I could teach myself! Of course, I ended up selling of most of my beading and jewelry supplies to get started, and I've been creating ever since!

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