Hi, I’m Amy
And I’m a glassaholic!
Well, as far as addictions go, glass is not a bad one to have! I also tend to obsess over pens and art supplies. And gemstones. And logos. Basically anything colorful! I’ve been lampworking since 2005, and I started out specializing in large hole beads that are compatible with all of the popular European bracelets like Pandora, Troll, Biagi and Chamilia. In addition to creating the beads, I do the metalwork that gives them a metal “core” and bead caps. This is all cold work, meaning I do not need a torch to solder anything. I find this type of creating as satisfying as beadmaking. I also enjoy chainmaille, enameling, wirework, and coloring on metal.
The work of art … is an instrument for tilling the human psyche, that it may continue to yield a harvest of vital beauty.