As a jewelry maker and a jewelry lover, I have always been fascinated by glass beads. A few years ago I took a bead making class and fell in love with the torch! Within 6 months I had purchased a kiln and upgraded my torch. Then I started playing with fused glass.
I later realized that the Precious Metal Clay (PMC) I had been working with for several years was better controlled when I fired it in the kiln, and that it worked beautifully with my glass pendants and cabochons, so added that also.
~ What About Katie? ~
I have been a "frustrated" artisan and craftsperson all of my life…my wonderful parents always encouraged my art, but didn't know anything about how to make money at it, so they directed me into professions that they knew would help support me.
Good thing, too, I guess, because I ended up raising my daughter into adulthood solely on my own.
But over the years I continued to draw, paint, sew, design, construct, try out new things. Christmas presents were... Show More