CourtneyBDesigns

Lampworked glass beads, Custom jewelry designs, knitted and crocheted apparel

95 Sales

CourtneyBDesigns

Lampworked glass beads, Custom jewelry designs, knitted and crocheted apparel

95 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Courtney

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Announcement   I create handcrafted artisan jewelry with my own lampworked beads and various metals. I also enjoy knitting and crocheting so I will occasionally have items in a separate section dedicated to fiber arts. It would be my pleasure to make a custom piece for you! Please convo me if you wish to collaborate and create something unique and special!

Announcement

I create handcrafted artisan jewelry with my own lampworked beads and various metals. I also enjoy knitting and crocheting so I will occasionally have items in a separate section dedicated to fiber arts. It would be my pleasure to make a custom piece for you! Please convo me if you wish to collaborate and create something unique and special!

Courtney

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Courtney

Blue Starflower Hat
US$20.00

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Rolling in the Flames

I'm a homebody. I love the rolling hills of Southern Ohio where I live. It's gorgeous here. I have a small homestead that my husband and son help me to care for. We have a big black horse, a tiny French bulldog and a Lab/Shep mix, a handful of chickens for eggs, a herd of Nubian goats for milk, cheese, lotion, and soap, and a couple of spoiled cats. I am happiest here, and now I am making my living here as well. Life is good.

I'm not from around here. I come from "the city". Mine happens to have been the Washington, DC area. I grew up in the suburbs and dreamed of this kind of life, even when I was a child. Eventually, I found it ... and peace and quiet. (well except for roosters crowing and goats yelling), but first I was surrounded by hustle and bustle. I blocked it out with art. Always making things, I found a joyous juxtaposition in creating art. I was blissful in the solitude of creation, and yet felt a greater connection with the universe and life itself.

Ceramics was my first epiphany. I loved creating in 3-D! I took a sculpture course, and my professor complained to me that I kept my scale much too small. He told me I should look into jewelry. So I did just that. At 18, I began my apprenticeship to a master goldsmith and jeweler. During the next 15 years of creating wearable art, I learned the use of torch, the movement of metal, and even the grading of precious stones.

Then I found a new love. Lampworking. Melting gorgeous, colored glass rods with a torch into tiny sculptures and beads became my obsession. The minute details and all their possibilities were addicting. There in the fluid medium of molten glass, I found my Zen.

I have been flame working glass for over 14 years now, and I am so blessed to be able to make a living doing so!. Trying new designs and incorporating metal work into my pieces keeps me fresh. I'm full steam ahead and SO EXCITED! I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do!

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  • Courtney

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    At 18, I began my apprenticeship to a master goldsmith and jeweler. During the next 15 years of creating wearable art, I found a new love. Melting gorgeous colors of glass with a torch into tiny sculptures and beads became my obsession.

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Last updated on November 30, 2012

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I gladly accept payments through Direct Pay via credit cards, Paypal or money order. If necessary, I will accept payment by personal check, but shipping of item will have to be delayed until the check clears my bank. Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you
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I offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee! If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return them for a replacement or refund. I request that you email me within 3 days of receipt. Please note: Refunds do not include return shipping costs. Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were sent.