September 2004 Meeting - Meet Our Members

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Member of the Month: Stephanie White

Stephanie was born in the Virgin Islands, is 21, and has been working at Beads by Design (owned by her mom, Gerry ) since she was in Junior High School. She has stayed at the show for 6 1/2 years through high school and college. She only  took up lampworking a year ago when she decided to try making a rainbow cane after overhearing Patti Walton discussing the process during a guest workshop.  Stephanie says that starting out by making cane was useful because it gave her a very good feel for the fluidity of glass and how to control it.  Since that rather unusual introduction to lampworking, she has been fearless in trying new techniques bypassing the skills of many of us who have been at it alot longer.  Her latest venture has been Pate de Verre which she studied this summer in Venice. She does alot of sculptural work and loves to make fish beads - see her colorful creations below. 

Above A School of Fish Beads by Miss September, Stephanie White and below her bead for the Red White and Blue Challenge.

 

 

CHRISTIE PRINCE 

Chistie teaches beginning lampworking classes at Beads for Design as well as Intermediate classes in Knob Making and Cane.  Click here to see classes that she is offering in Sept/Oct 2004. If you need Bullseye glass, Christie can help you buy it at a good price.

 

JERRI ROEY

 Jerri Roey's black and white Snake bracelet is featured on page 301 of the new Lark Book 1000 Beads 

 

DARLENE  BALKCUM

 

MARY BRIGHTWELL

 

Mary works with both glass and crystal and is expert in hot glass and coldworking techniques. Her beads, fused work and other pieces are beautiful and unusual and can be seen on her website 

 

RENEE TAYLOR AND SON

 

SASHIKO KAWAKIRA AND SON  

RODNEY ANDREWS

 

NANCY FINNEY