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Hi there! Welcome to my Etsy store!

I'm an artist, a bead maker, a photographer and an importer of vintage Japanese kimonos and fabrics.

I started making lampwork beads in 2004. I really enjoy it. Something about glass is just captivating. But who doesn't like colorful shiny things?

I've been a watercolor painter even longer. I started taking photos as references for my paintings and my interest in photography grew from there. Now that we have Photoshop we don't have to be limited to what the camera sees, our vision is always attainable. We make photos now, we don't just take them.

A couple of years ago I bought some kimonos to take apart for the fabrics. The fabrics are so beautiful. At some point I thought so many of them were…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 9
  • Joined December 3, 2005

Favorite materials

glass, fiber, camera, watercolor

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About

Hi there! Welcome to my Etsy store!

I'm an artist, a bead maker, a photographer and an importer of vintage Japanese kimonos and fabrics.

I started making lampwork beads in 2004. I really enjoy it. Something about glass is just captivating. But who doesn't like colorful shiny things?

I've been a watercolor painter even longer. I started taking photos as references for my paintings and my interest in photography grew from there. Now that we have Photoshop we don't have to be limited to what the camera sees, our vision is always attainable. We make photos now, we don't just take them.

A couple of years ago I bought some kimonos to take apart for the fabrics. The fabrics are so beautiful. At some point I thought so many of them were just too pretty to take apart and started selling them as vintage clothing. All my kimonos are Showa period, the time between 1926 and 1989.

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