Behind The Glass
In 2005, I became a "Lampwork Artist", and I started to make glass beads. By using the Ancient Technique known as "Lampworking", I use a torch to melt rods of glass and wind them around a thin steel rod. I build up multiple layers of glass, sometimes adding pure silver leaf, and decorate and shape each bead, one at a time, by hand. Once formed, all my beads are annealed in a kiln to ensure a lifetime of durability.