Friday, February 20, 2009

The Story of Ribbonrose

I have always had my hands in some type of craft medium, including painting, sewing, embroidery, ribbon art, scrapbooking, beading, and the list goes on. Here are just a couple of examples:

In 2005, I became fascinated with these cool little pieces of glass art. In a quest to find the shapes and colors I wanted, along with seeing people make these beads on Crafters Coast to Coast on HGTV, I decided to start making them myself.
Melting glass in a torch flame is rather addicting and soon I had many, many beads around my house. I also enjoy turning beads into fun and unique jewelry. After surveying the growing piles I decided it was time to offer them for sale, because I really can't stop making them.
Each bead is handmade by me in my home studio. I use Moretti, Vetrofond, Lauscha, Bullseye, CIM, and ASK glass types. My beads are kiln annealed for strength and durability. Even though they are properly annealed, it is still glass and needs proper care especially when there are ears, appendages, petals, etc.
If you would like to see what others have to say about my work, please check out my feedback in my Etsy store.

1 comment:

DesignsByLashelle said...

i just love what you did in the corner of this room! that is so gorgeous.