Monday, November 26, 2012

HAF Featured Artist BrooklynBeadGoddess

I guess my love of glass just naturally extends to lamp work beads, they are glass! And especially when they are as pretty as the ones that Brooklyn Bead Goddess makes.  April who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY  credits Brooklyn for her style and flair unique to her jewelry.   She also remembers going to Coney Island and seeing glass artists who sold their sparkling delicate creations there.
As April describes it: "Lampwork is used to describe handcrafted glass beads that are made by melting glass rods with a torch. The word "lamp" was used in ancient times when the glass was melted with the flame of an oil lamp. Today the craft is also called "flameworking".
Each glass bead is individually hand crafted by heating a glass rod in the flame of an oxygen and natural gas mixed gas torch. The hot glass is melted and applied to a steel rod. I'm open to whatever glass I can experiment with. Lately I'm using German Lauscha, Italian glass Effetre/Moretti, Vetrofond and Creation is Messy. I enjoy learning from and making friends with other artists. Being involved in the art world has always been my passion.
Making glass beads takes time and patience. Mostly it takes practice, practice and more practice. That's what keeps me focused. There is always something new to learn."

Let's explore some of April's lampwork jewelry...........

As many of you know, I'm going to head straight for the blue 1st - such as this gorgeous Lampwork Bead Necklace Handcrafted Glass Wearable Art Jewelry Necklace 

Green is my other favorite color, so this is perfect!


One of my favorite color combinations, blue and purple, that you will find in this very nice Lampwork Bead Necklace Handmade Artisan Jewelry Handcrafted Wearable Art SRA an SRAJD

I admit, I was tempted to do all blue, but I know other people wear other colors too!  So do I. 
You can find Apri'ls creations at Brooklyn Bead Goddess on HandMadeArtists, as well as
 Her blog, Brooklyn Bead Goddess Blog
She is also on twitter
and facebook
No excuses for not being able to find her!  
Thanks for coming by and have a great day! 
Would love to hear what you think!  Comments are moderated - they won't show up until I approve them.


Pam Andrews said...

Too funny girlfriend, all blue? You have made a great selection of pieces to feature. She is truly a wonderfully talented lampwork artisan.

Karen Wheeler said...

Great post, You have great examples of her work.

The Alchemist said...

Great post about a fabulous new shop at Handmade Artists. Well done. I do love her jewelry.

Finding Charm said...

The blue and green necklace is very pretty.

Marilyn said...

Great post on April's lovely creations!

John Rasmussen said...

Great work shown in a great post.

lisianblue Kris said...

Oh I'm bad - sorry for the delay everyone!
Pam LOL Yeah, all blue! it's my favorite color! There is a reason it's lisanBLUE & it's not because I'm blue! But, I do love the blues! (music that is! lo)
Karen, Thank you! Not hard to pick great examples of her work, they all are!
Alix, Thank you! Me too!!!
Finding Charm - I think so too!
Marilyn - Thank you! April does make some very lovely creations.
John, Not hard to show great work when it's all so very nice! Thank you!

Thank you everybody for stopping by and leaving comments! Appreciate it!

Debbie Rodgers said...

Love your post Kris! That purple and blue one is my favorite.All her work is so beautiful.

April Grinaway said...

Wow..Great post...I sound wonderful (lol) Thank you~

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

beautiful items...

lisianblue Kris said...

Hi Debbie, Thank you. I love that purple and blue one too, one of my favorite color combinations!
Hi April - Thank you! and just maybe you are wonderful!!! :)
Hi Debbi, April does make some very pretty lampwork beads and jewelry!

Thank you all for coming by and leaving a comment! Appreciate it!

Larissa said...

They're all gorgeous!

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