Why Dutch Delft Blue?
The inspiration behind the colors Blue has always been one of my favorite colors. The blue of the sky, the oceans, and nature’s bounty, but this particular blue, for my lampwork glass cabochon settings, has much more significance. I am calling it “Dutch Delft Blue”! You see, my parents met during WW2 on a farm in the Netherlands. They fell in love and were married. Shortly after, they immigrated to the US and became American citizens. But their Dutch roots always remained. The blue of the cabochons in this jewelry collection are… Read More
A Personal Remembrance
Years from now you may pick up a piece of your jewelry and it will bring back a memory. Whether it is the memory of the fun you had when purchasing your new piece of jewelry or what the piece of jewelry represents to you. A beautiful friend of mine, Martha, approached me the other day with a request, to hold a memory even closer to her heart. Her first husband, the father of her children, died several years ago. Although there were pictures, she wanted something more for herself, and her… Read More
The Art of Lampwork Glass
The Lampwork Glass Bead: If you were to walk into my booth, at an art festival, on a beautiful sunny day, the first thing I would ask you is “Are you familiar with lampwork glass beads?” Most would say “No!”. I get a little excited when a visitor says no, because then I get to explain how it is done! How it is Done: The process of making a glass bead begins with heating glass rods, using a torch, until the glass becomes molten, then it is formed around a bead mandrel… Read More