Donna Andrews-Maness

 

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

 

https://www.swinglanestudio.com/

 

https://www.instagram.com/swinglanestudio/

 

https://www.facebook.com/SwingLaneStudio/

 

 

 

In case you’re curious……

 

A demo of antique lamp working from the Corning Museum of Glass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7cwdXpGWHU

 

What is Lampworking?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lampworking

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