Joined Nov 19 2011
58 years old
Originally from Louisiana I've dreamed of living in the mountains since I was a little girl. It took Hurricane Katrina to bring me to Boone, therefore I believe everything happens according to Gods' plan.
I am a flamework artist skilled in melting colorful glass rods on a torch and winding them into one of a kind glass beads. I've been making beads and teaching the skill for about 19 years. I'm a retired high school art teacher and I learned flameworking when I obtained a grant to have an artist in residence come and teach us about everything glass. Flameworking really caught on with my students and me (who'd a thunk it....children playing with fire :P), so I continued to teach it to more students for the following years. Since then, I've taught for different craft studios and privately. I love teaching almost as much as I love making the beads myself!
So now I have an Etsy site, an ArtFire site and occasionally use eBay to sell my wares. I haven't graduated to being a circuit exhibitor, but maybe one day I'll do it.
I am so glad that this group has started and I look forward to learning and sharing.