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.
Posted by John Rasmussen at 8:31 AM