My name is Nichole McVeigh and I've been making accessories for about 15 years now, but started working with glass about 10 years ago. I absolutely love it! I wish everyone could work with glass at least once. It's amazing to put 'raw' glass into the kiln - fire it - and then see the finished product. The variety of glass is amazing, also.
I use glass that comes with beautiful patterns already, but I also like to make my own patterns. I'm especially interested in stripes. It takes a while to make pieces with stripes, but the end result is very unique.
I still enjoy making accessories with a variety of materials; not just glass. I work with crystals (mainly Swarovski), freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, mother of pearl and vintage beads. As much as possible, I try to combine vintage beads with new ones. I also love finding older pieces to dismantle…
- Joined November 4, 2009