For THOUSANDS OF YEARS glass beads have fascinated cultures all over the world. The earliest glass beads were reserved exclusively for royalty, and in medieval Europe, the techniques for working with glass were closely guarded within families. Although the art form has been practiced since ancient Egyptian times it flowered in Murano, Italy in the 1300s, and spread from there to the rest of the world.

My unique beads are hand crafted using a centuries-old process called lampworking. Lampworking is glass working using a torch to melt and shape colorful rods of glass. The molten glass is then wound around a steel rod, forming a basic bead which is then embellished and decorated using a variety of techniques and materials, creating unique and one-of-a-kind beads.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
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