Back in the mid 90's before we/I wasted 5 + hours a day playing on the computer I was a flat glass artist... I made stained glass birds... leaded panels and large fused pieces... then I took a hand formed metals class class at Series in Red Deer think it was '94and saw some glass beads in the teachers show case made by Heather Trimlett..... I'd already met glass beads at Pilchuk in '91... but they didn't inspire me to make my own.....
Scroll back in time to '94 and read about my attemps to make beads on a hot head! http://www.fireballbeeds.com/bio.html
Heather's Beads still inspire me I'd love to make hollows that are as neat as hers.... Although I'm now lusting after taking a class from this woman too... Jari Sheese She's teaching in FL in April... but she's teaching Easter weekend.... There are lots of cheap flights down mid week but the flights go through the roof to get home after Easter Monday... So that class isn't in my immediate future!
Some day I may even take a class from Jerry or Heather..... In '95 I got a video made by Kate Fowle .... So I try to blame all my bad habits on her! Four years ago I actually did get to take a class from her in CT....
What I can't get over is what you can get on the internet now... I actually had a computer in '94 but I certainly didn't have an internet connection... and could scroll through pages and pages of beads....
The beads scattered through out this post are my latest listings on etsy and have no relevance to the blog!
Check out the Starving Artists Blog to see what other members are doing and learn interesting facts about Jewellery and Gemstones! and here's the links to other members participating this month!