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I am Helen Simon, a Christian Wife, Homeschool Mom, Lampwork Glass Artist, Fiddler, and Country Homesteader in Louisiana.
I began making beads by lampwork (melting glass at a torch) in 2002, after half a century of fickle dabbling in other media including but not limited to... sign, canvas, and fabric painting, spinning, weaving, and crocheting fiber, designing and constructing artquilts, baskets, herbal and botanical wreaths, soaps, sachets. Satisfaction with my artwork quenched my zeal to continue, so I was bound for something different, new and challenging...until I discovered Lampwork at the Quilt Show in Houston. I haven't looked back, although I do stray a little incorporating fiber and fabric.
Setting up my lampwork studio was the second major goal (the first having taught my younger son to read) I ever achieved. Formerly distracted by other media, not so now! I was born to melt glass, that glorious…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 16
  • Joined September 8, 2007

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glass, gems, metals, cotton, silk, botanicals, paint, wood, wool, pine needles

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About

I am Helen Simon, a Christian Wife, Homeschool Mom, Lampwork Glass Artist, Fiddler, and Country Homesteader in Louisiana.
I began making beads by lampwork (melting glass at a torch) in 2002, after half a century of fickle dabbling in other media including but not limited to... sign, canvas, and fabric painting, spinning, weaving, and crocheting fiber, designing and constructing artquilts, baskets, herbal and botanical wreaths, soaps, sachets. Satisfaction with my artwork quenched my zeal to continue, so I was bound for something different, new and challenging...until I discovered Lampwork at the Quilt Show in Houston. I haven't looked back, although I do stray a little incorporating fiber and fabric.
Setting up my lampwork studio was the second major goal (the first having taught my younger son to read) I ever achieved. Formerly distracted by other media, not so now! I was born to melt glass, that glorious and simple sand, so much more delightfully permanent than fiber or paint, coaxed and frozen into bizarre creations. I wake daily wondering if my bead dream will become reality this very day, if a glimpse at a bird, cloud, flower will become my expression. Glass is awesome, and I thank God for it.
I particularly enjoy making glass flower beads, and grow many of my models. Thanks for viewing my work. www.helensharvest.com

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