I practice the ancient craft of Lampworking.
At my torch I work molten glass into blown hollow and wound glass beads to create original, light infused jewelry that is simple, yet powerful; sophisticated,
but fun! My materials include Italian soda lime glass; furnace glass; glass enamels; silver leaf; gold leaf; fine silver; and sterling silver.
My beads are light as air, but tough as nails because they have been kiln annealed
for strength and durability. I hand-forge my ear wires and hook clasps to give my work a distinctive look.
Donna Andrews-Maness / Swing Lane Studio
In case you’re curious……
A demo of antique lamp working from the Corning Museum of Glass
What is Lampworking?