“Participating in art shows made me realize how much people enjoy buying jewelry that is unique & individual.”
Carolyn has been creating colorful, fun-to-wear jewelry since 1996. Participating in art shows made her realize how much people enjoy buying jewelry that is unique & individual.
Her love of the art of lampworking glass has led her to explore the many wonderful possibilities of working with molten glass. she uses a propane/oxygen torch to heat glass rods to a molten state, and then winds the glass on steel mandrels.
Carolyn applies surface decorations with thin stringers of glass, enamel powders, & silver or gold foils. Each bead is annealed in a digitally controlled kiln to remove internal stresses in the glass, resulting in a durable and beautiful bead.
She then creates colorful, fun-to-wear jewelry using anodized aluminum and lamp work beads which allow for unique color and texture.
She finishes the pieces with sterling silver, gold wire, or anodized aluminum to compliment the beads. The combinations of color & texture in glass lampworking are infinite.