|ABOUT THE ARTIST||MAKING BEADS||BEAD CATALOG||JEWELRY||BOOKS ABOUT ME!|
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YES! YES! YES! Procrastination is over! The Bead Catalog is Updated! We now enter an era of World Peace, Lotto Wins, Gorging without Weight Gain, Love, Harmony, and Chocolate in Every Mouth! Because my website is finally updated! Who am I, and what did I do with Sharon? The 'Vintage' and 'Recent' pages have been reorganized, and the new work is in 'Hot Off The Presses'. Still have a bunch of SillyWriting to do on em, but now you can see em... Yippeeeeee!
WHOOO... I'm in THE MASTERS: GLASS BEADS, with EIGHT big fat juicy pages of bead pics & quotes that make me sound Mature & Sophisticated (snicker!) Available at booksellers everywhere.... getcha one! (Fame! Do you hear that 'creak... creakkkkk'? It's my head swelling!)
NEW! Silver Critter Clasps & Pendants! Click here NEW STUFF PAGE for pics & info. They were featured in the June 2008 Bead&Button magazine, snag a copy today!
and now (insert drum roll here...)
Welcome to my Shiny Silly website! Updates are coming, but for now, check out the beads! Every one has mature, incisive, sophisticated, literate, intelligent, socially relevant, significant, coherent, serious, cultured, lucid, polished, politically correct, pun-free descriptive text (snort.... right!), being installed as fast as the fingies can type at 3am (unfortunately, I come up with new bead designs a lot faster than text.... darn.)
BUT ENOUGH OF THAT.... let's talk about ME!
Hi! I'm Sharon and Ive been making handmade Flameworked glass beads since April 1996, and boy, was THAT a class! The second I lit the torch, turned on the oxygen and the yellow flame turned blue, I was hooked forever. You've gotta try it, better than chocolate!
I use Effetre glass imported from Italy, a couple of different kinds of surface mix oxygen propane torches (mostly the Nortel Minor Bench Burner and the Bethlehem Starfire ), and a computer controlled annealing kiln.
Its way too much fun, melting glass and building up beads from the inside out, and burning hair & assorted body parts (sometime you might want to ask me about the Amazing Day Of 15 Burns...)
My beads are bright and silly, with eyeballs, bellybuttons, butts, and stupid grins. They all have names, many with rancid puns. I usually come up with the name/pun first, and then mess around till I finally have a bead to go with it.
Come on in! There's lots of bead & jewelry pictures, a less than serious (but true) bio, pictures of nifty things folks have made with my beads, my show & class schedule, and lots of other stuff. Wanna learn how to make a fish? Check out the How Beads Are Made pages - whatcha waiting for? Dive on in!
|And you can reach me by phone at (510) 865-2138|
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