DestinySparkles

Glass Art & Jewelry

Illinois, United States · 7 Sales

DestinySparkles

Glass Art & Jewelry

Illinois, United States 7 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(4)

Announcement   Sculptures, Ornaments, Marbles, Jewelry & more!

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Last updated on Apr 3, 2016

Sculptures, Ornaments, Marbles, Jewelry & more!

M.C. O'Neill

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M.C. O'Neill

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(4)
brre249

brre249 on May 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived before Mother's Day and my mom absolutely loved it thank you so much, your work is very beautiful

cheryl crawford

cheryl crawford on Jul 7, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Really pretty pendant. Very fast shipping.

Anonymous on Jul 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars
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About

Glass is my everything!

I first saw a glassblower at the historical re-enactionment of colonial Jamestown, Virginia, at age 3, and thought it looked like fun. I took my first glassblowing workshop after graduating from art college, and loved making my first paperweight in that class. While working as an art teacher for the public schools, I took as many glass classes as I could squeeze into my schedule: mosaics, kilnformed glass, glassblowing, flameworking. One summer, I won a PD scholarship to take a class at Corning Museum. I spent an entire day after the class studying the works for sale in their gift shop, enjoying seeing works of superb glass artists. The encased roses and encased water lilly paperweights were hands down my favorites. I was bedazzled/overwhelmed because there were so many incredibly beautiful works and so many techniques to learn! I watched a demo that day of a clear glass animal being made by a torch artist and felt my heart jump-- and knew in that split second that the torch was my main heart's desire. I love sculptural work, as well as painterly image work, as well as joyful works of pure color/patterns. I usually have more ideas for making things than there are hours in the day. Sometimes I get ideas from looking at things in nature or anywhere, sometimes I get ideas in dreams or from an inspiration point, from a point higher/wiser than me. It is only my hands and mind that do the work of figuring out how to put those ideas into actual physical form. Trial and error and practice and revisions go into creating a finished design, and that's ok-making something that looks beautiful makes it all worthwhile!

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  • M.C. O'Neill

    Owner, Designer

    Learned glassmaking from weekend/evening and summer classes in Chicago, Michigan, New York and North Carolina. Love the torch the most, also do kiln work and some paperweights.

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Last updated on February 20, 2011

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