Monday, November 26, 2012
Handmade Artist -- Brooklyn Bead Goddess
Hello and welcome ~ My name is April. I am a glass bead maker and jewelry designer. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York gives me the style and flair unique to my jewelry. I've always been intrigued with glass. When I was young I remember seeing glass artists along the Coney Island boardwalk. I loved seeing the sparkling delicate sculptures they made. Today I am pleased to create my own glass beads and incorporate them in my jewelry designing. I use a technique called "lampworking" to make my glass beads.
I copied April's own description of her history. I can also remember seeing the folk at Coney Island, but I was only visiting a friend who lived in Brooklyn. Lampworking is a skill I have seen demonstrated many times, but one which I do not see myself being able to master, so lampworkers are in my awe. After creating her own beads, April has put together many very beautiful pieces.
These four are a small sample of her work. More can be found at the Handmade Artist's Shop -- Brooklyn Bead Goddess. Her art will make great gifts. While you are looking at her shop, please look around the many other venues at Handmade Artists.
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