Chris Dalrymple's Profile
I fell in love with art glass when I was just a kid. My father was in the military, which is how I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to watch Venetian glassblowers at work. I was fascinated with the vibrant colors and the whole process of melting and shaping glass. Since then I’d wanted to collect art glass. A few years ago I decided to start collecting perfume bottles. While searching for them online, I discovered artist-made lampwork beads and fell instantly in love with them.
I learned how to make jewelry because I wanted a reason to buy lampwork beads. Just holding them in my hand, if even for a little while, made me smile. I started selling my jewelry so I could buy more beads. I bought a LOT of other people’s beads, some of which you will find here. When I discovered that lampwork was something I could do out of my home, I knew this was for me. I’ve been happily melting…
- Born on June 2
- Joined June 24, 2007