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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…

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  • Born on June 2
  • Joined June 24, 2007

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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 glass for the past 10 years. I hope you enjoy wearing my beads and jewelry just as much as I enjoyed making them.

Member International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB), Self Representing Artists (SRA), Self Representing Artist Jewelry Designer (SRAJD), board member of the TN Association of Craft Artists (TACA), board member of the Memphis Association of Craft Artists (MACA).

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