I started making fused glass jewelry about five years ago after taking a class at a local bead shop. I was immediately hooked on the endless possibilities of what could be created.
I work primarily with dichroic glass which is made by adding a thin film of metallic oxides to the glass, producing shifting colors depending on the angle of view.
The glass for each piece is hand cut, kiln-fired to about 1400 degrees and then slowly cooled to produce the colorful and unique pieces shown.
Recently, I've started to combine the dichroic glass with metals such as copper, silver or silver clay to add another dimension to the jewelry.
All of my pieces are handmade - each one is unique - and sometimes a surprise!
Please check out my work at one of the craft shows or galleries listed.