With glass as my medium and fire as my tool, I create glass beads, one at a time, using the ancient art of lampworking (also know as flameworking, or torch glass blowing.)
I'm a full time lampwork artist living in Bend, Oregon with my husband and our two wonderful boys. I've been creating original glass beads, unique jewelry, and more since 1998. I do my best to make socially and environmentally responsible choices each step of the way.
For me, it all begins with color. I love color and always have. New boxes of crayons, fresh watercolor paint sets, embroidery floss, and color chips in the paint aisle of the hardware store are all color bliss for me. I've always done artistic things and had a talent for them. I've dabbled in paint, clay, drawing, and fimo. . . but nothing really stuck -- until I learned to work with glass.
Once I discovered glass, I finally felt passionate about what I can create with…
- Born on July 13
- Joined August 18, 2007