I am melting two colours together, so I can make a unique swirl pattern.
Stephanie - Queen of Glass
When I was about 7 years old, my Nana gave me an ornate antique tin full of her old costume jewelry and other trinkets. I called it my Bauble Box. I spent hours digging through it. I would try everything on, and then return it all to the safety of the box.
When she passed away a few years later, I inherited more of her jewelry. I kept it all in my Bauble Box, and over the years, it began to overflow.
I taught myself how to make jewelry around the same time, but it wasn’t until 2006 that I got a summer job at a motel near my home town and learned how to work with glass. As a job perk, Martha, one of the owners, taught me how to make lampwork beads. I still have my first beads.
Bauble Box jewelry is for people who appreciate the art in the everyday minutiae of life; from the most beautiful aspects of humanity to the ugliest, it all finds its way into my work.
Nature, folklore and the macabre; it’s all in there, just as it is in life.
Everyone is an artist.
This is what I do. What do you do?