Yup – I’m headed back to the farm again today to get my head back in the glass game. I’ve got a show coming up in about a week and a half and want to have a few new things to dazzle people with. It’s just too bad that my creativity is coinciding with a heat wave…
Glass. Fire. Lampwork.
I made handmade glass beads, commonly known as lampwork beads. It’s a thing…been around for a few thousand years now. I’m okay at it – by no means the best (my goodness, I know people who do this as their CAREER!), but I like to think I’m pretty good. I have all my fingers and toes, both of my eyes, and minimal scars from the occasional thermal shock making a bead snap apart like a dry twig.
I have a ‘real’ website that I hardly ever update since it requires I be at home, sitting at my computer, and concentrating. I can usually pull off one out of three. So I’ve made this website that I can link to my Twitter account (@fireiceglass), or that I can update from wherever I am at the moment. I already know it will be updated more than my ‘real’ website, but still probably not enough to get many followers. Basically, I’ll be updating for myself as motivation and you are all invited to come along for the ride!
Some of my work: