RobertJennik

Lampwork Bead Cab Deerhide Coin 925 Silver 14K Gold

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RobertJennik

Lampwork Bead Cab Deerhide Coin 925 Silver 14K Gold

6229 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Lampwork Glass Cabochons and Rawhide objects and beads by Robert Jennik are featured in the August 2014 issue of Bead and Button magazine, Artist Spotlight.

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Last updated on Nov 25, 2016

Lampwork Glass Cabochons and Rawhide objects and beads by Robert Jennik are featured in the August 2014 issue of Bead and Button magazine, Artist Spotlight.

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Bicycles to Metal to Glass

For about 10 years I built racing bicycles for the elite division of Schwinn, Paramount Design Group. After graduating from college in 1992 with a BFA in Metalsmithing, I continued working for another very high end specialty bicycle manufacturer for another 2 years. For the last 22 years I have been involved in the bead business. In 1995 lampwork glass beads became an obsession and I figured out a couple of different ways to make beads, contrary to what was commonly accepted as the "only" way. These beads I have been selling at bead shows since 1996. Since I have a degree in Metalsmithing and am very familiar with metals and soldering processes, I started selling gold filled and sterling silver items to supplement the lampwork glass. It has been exciting to see how the industry has changed over the years. Recently, I have focused on lampwork cabochons which are created off-mandrel, similar to glass blowing but on a much smaller scale. Somewhere in between all this I also started making drums and rattles. There are a few sculptures that I have created using rawhide.

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    I have a BFA in Metalsmithing from UW-Milwaukee, 1992. I have been working in hot glass making lampwork pieces since 1995.

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