Announcement   I'm back! Besure to check out inventory starting Aug 30 to sept 7th 10 percent labor day sale.🙂

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Last updated on Aug 28, 2018

I'm back! Besure to check out inventory starting Aug 30 to sept 7th 10 percent labor day sale.🙂

Diane Hart

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Creating is what I am, this is what makes me happy.

I love to create and design. It is a very meditative activity and gives me peace and joy.
This year I made a new work area that holds all my tools, and supplies. Something about having a special place to do what you love is wonderful.

I create handmade lampwork beads, in my studio. I use coe 104 glass , silver foil and hand made murrini. Murrini are similar to polymer clay murrini but created in glass. If you can imagine layer on layer creating a design in glass in a large ball on till finally you pull the molten glass ball in either direction so it stretches out.. once it cools you snip small pieces off and each little round piece will have the exact same design. Phew that is a lot of work. So Prices may be a little higher for those pieces. Also some glass used are specialty glass, that are very high priced as well.. for instance pink glass is created with actual gold to create that color. So I will add to my listings this information when needed.

All my beads are kiln annealed for durability. I love trying and doing new things with glass, I don't think I have enough time in my life to use up all the glass I have but I sure can try!

I am adding a new feature to my shop, I will offer different types of wired bails to my focals.. Some will have crystals, silver findings , with sterling silver wire. If you feel you just want to purchase a finished piece. That will be a choice on the drop down menu. Soon to be available.

My other venue of creating involves Precious Metal Clay. This material is amazing!
It is Fine Silver, or Sterling Silver mixed in a organic clay that holds tiny balls of silver.

Which once the piece is constructed and is dried it can then be refined by sanding , These pieces are then put in a kiln at the appropriate temperature for two hours to burn off the organic material that holds these small balls of silver and will come together to form a silver piece of jewelry.

This is just a small over view of the process.. with time I will add photos of the process of creating.

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  • Diane Hart

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    I love to create and design I have pretty much done it all my life. Making lampwork beads for 8 years, and love the possibilities of this medium. My new love is Precious Metal Clay which I started two years ago.

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