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Next on the list this week is April from Brooklyn Bead Goddess. April is an artist after my own heart, she makes her own lampwork beads to put in her jewelry pieces. I have seen an artist making lampwork beads, and the degree of
difficulty in that process is such that I would never be able to do it. Wearing special goggles is necessary as the artist is continually working in the center of a very hot flame. This process is so beautiful to watch, but the end product is even more so. I have a "blue phrog" bead that I use as a decorative piece on my shop bench. Here are a couple pieces that April has produced from
When you visit these two shops, please look at all the artists and craftspeople who have shops at Handmade Artists. These folk are very creative, and make fantastic items in a wide variety of genres.