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Hand-painted glassware, home decor, and clothing for the person who loves to gift beautiful hand decorated items, wear unique clothing or who wants to entertain in style.



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Kathleen Robinson-Young

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Kathleen Robinson-Young


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Handmade jewelry, beads, and painted stemware and wine glasses

Where do I begin? I came to painting glass in a round-about way. It's a little intimidating to think of myself as a painter after so many years of being a Lampworker (a person who makes glass beads on a torch) , metal-smith and jewelry maker. Oh and I teach the skill of jewelry and Lampworking as well. So it's hard to think of me as a's like wearing silk stockings after being in your comfy wool socks..

I have a strong belief that you can do anything you put your mind to. And so with that I was determined to figure this "beast" out. I'm challenged drawing a straight line..and that little voice kept saying..."are you kidding me". And intimidation set in... And then the light bulb came on... and the heavens began to sing... and the ideas came racing...and I had a plan. I had tamed the " beast".

As a lampworker for the last 16 years, my focus has always been flowers. I love nature ,the soft colors fading into bright bold colors I use in my glass flowers. And I thought, why can't I use the same movements I use with glass stringers ( tiny threads of glass that you design with) with a paintbrush and paint? It made sense... So I purchased a few bottles of paint, some brushes, glasses, and started playing... My first pieces were really primitive, ;-) But I kept on...purchased some books, looked at colors, petals , stems... all the parts of the flower.

My experiments started looking better, and one of the galleries I show my jewelry in took them in to test. They sold! and quickly to my surprise! Doubt... be gone! I was elated. With a new confidence I took a couple of classes from a fabulous teacher who lifted the "veil" and I was off. That was a year ago..

I like little "quirks", and the unusual, the "organic-ness" ( OK , I know that's not a real word) of a piece of art gives it character in my eyes. My flowers are just that,... the petals may not match up with the leaves in nature, or be the color you might expect. Stamen and pistils might be in the center of the wrong flower.... but that's ok ... it's my "artistic expression". I paint what I want to see, what colors look good to me... and then cross my fingers, eyes, toes, and ears if I could that you will too.....

Mind you, I still love working with my torch and glass rods... it was my first baby. I've just adopted a new baby. Both allow me to play with color, leaves, and flowers. But Don't be surprised if every now and then I post some of my lampwork jewelry and beads!


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  • Kathleen Robinson Young

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Lover Of All Things Flower-y

    I'm a Lampworker ( person who makes glass beads). I love making glass beads, and creating unique jewelry pieces. My most recent endeavor is painting stemware , I've been able to transfer the strokes I make in floral beads unto glass with paint..

  • Rhyanne


    Rhyanne is our copywriter. She makes everything come to life with verbal imagery! She's also my "rugrat"

  • Lisa


    Lisa is our fullfillment person... She makes sure that every item goes out with accuracy and every item has care instructions attached.

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
About Me....

Glass bead making is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.
I am completely mesmerized by rods of glass and flame meeting and the dance that occurs between the two. The beadmaking process is a soothing and healing time for me, a perfect release for the daily stress of life. There is comfort in the creation and execution process of my work which has been described as eclectic, innovative, and provocative. Nothing matches my excitement or satisfies me more, than the surprise that awaits me the next morning when I open the kiln!

My current body of work is a mixture of soft and hard glass, Fine Silver, Ceramic, Resin, Copper, and Found Objects. My work ranges from miniature “floral-scapes”, to whimsical fish, frogs, and faces…, to the tried and proven dots, organics and traditional metalwork. My friends describe me as “swinging from the chandelier” and it’s definitely represented in my work.
I want to “lift up”, inspire, encourage, and make an impact on the purchaser of my work. There’s no greater compliment than someone willing to purchase something you've created.

The Process

I use a torch to melt and wind molten glass around a mandrel to form beads. Beads made by this method can range from the very simplistic to having extreme detail, utilizing complex and labor intensive techniques that result in “one of a kind” works of art. After the bead is made it is then place in a kiln (this process is called annealing) in order to relieve stress in the glass that occurs during the molten and cooling stages, and to ensure the durability of the bead.

My metal work is made using an acetylene torch and raw metal (pewter, silver, and 14k gold filled). Each piece is hand cut, filed, and then filled with resin, background colors and words. After the resin cures each piece is hand stamped and then hand polished.

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We do not refund wholesale purchases. We will replace purchases that are damaged or that did not meet your preferences. Replacements will only be issued AFTER the originals are shipped back and received.
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*Please do not send personal checks or cash as I will be unable to process your order.
Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail. Cost of shipping is generally determined by weight and shipping destination. Multiple items will be shipped together to reduce shipping costs.Need something faster? Just drop me an email and we can arrange for expedited shipping.

*I use recycled boxes and materials whenever possible. These materials will always be clean, durable and nearly new.

The benefit…..

*Recycling keeps trash out of the landfill. ...
*Recycling reduces our need for new raw materials. ...
*Recycling conserves energy. ...
*Recycling keeps shipping costs down
*Recycling reduces pollution.

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