Tell us about yourself: I am a Lampwork glass artist, coin ring maker and digital artist. I have also been beading and sewing for most of my life. I have been a lampwork artist for almost 20 years and I make, blow and sculpt all my glass pendants and beads myself. I use Murano Italian glass in my home studio. All of my lampwork glass pendants and beads are made with a specialty torch and properly annealed in my kiln. My coin ring studio is also full of wonderful torches and tools as well that I use to fashion coins into rings.
As far as my digital art designs, I draw all my designs out and then print them out onto wood and leather to name a few. My favorite is using maple for quick paintable projects, but since I found bamboo and Cedar, I feel as though the sky is the limit without the need for paint. I love to use double sided color board to make buttons on my Glowforge. I love any wood or acrylic that I can turn into jewelry. So please enjoy my shop!
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? Driven, perfectionist, love jewelry
What is your favorite type of material to work with and why? It used to be maple, but the Bamboo is just gorgeous
What is a project you are proud of and why?
What inspired this file? I needed a bookmark that would not bend. I was listening to my audiobooks when I thought of this bookmark.
What do you do to get in the zone for crafting? Listen to audiobooks. I am currently hooked on any book by Deborah Harkness
Who inspires you and why? I’m always in search of jewelry and wood charms that I would like to wear,
What is your favorite thing to do outside of crafting? Blowing glass and making rings out of old coins
Is there anything else you would like to share with us? I raise hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies each year. I love giving them out and sharing their amazing transformation process. They remind me to “begin again” when something goes askew.