About the Artist

Hey, this is in need of an update, but it's still interesting to ready my old about me, so I'm leaving it up.

So, I'm still making beads with a 10lpm concentrator, but also a scorpion torch and a gigantic kiln. This used to be a hobby, but in 2013 I went down to part time at my job, so I could devote more time to my artistic endeavors. 

Over the years, my style has pretty much focused on thin pieces of glass called stringer. I love linework and drawings in glass.

So my first experiences with glass started when I was a senior in highschool. I had been taking an art workshop class and working with stained glass. One day we had a demonstration on how to make a fish bead on a hothead torch. I saw the teacher light up the torch and thought, “no way in hell I’m getting that close to a torch.”
A few years later, living in an apartment, I randomly decided to buy a lampworking kit online and set up in a spare bedroom. I don’t know why I thought that would be safe, but I did it anyways. I spent close to a year teaching myself how to make beads and eventually selling on ebay before I realized that torching in my unventilated spare bedroom was probably not a wise idea. It was very disappointing, but I put away my torch for a few years.
It was hard to not have a good artistic outlet, but I put my energy into working hard and putting away enough money to buy a house. In 2008 my husband and I bought our first house together. Pretty soon I was lampworking again and life has been good.
Right now I’m making beads with a 10lpm oxygen concentrator, propane and a minor burner. Everything is made by me and popped right into the kiln to be annealed. Every bead is cleaned thoroughly with a diamond tipped dremel and made ready for your designs.
I don’t know how to define my particular beading style because I love to try everything! I’d have to say my favorites are scrolls and pixiedust.