For decades my medium of choice has been pastels, graphite and oils and then in 2015 I discovered the magic of flame working. I began by studying under masters of bead crafting and emerged with my own artistic flame to create unique beads of beauty. The creation of unique glass beads requires a meditative focus combining the components of glass, flame and rare metals. Each bead is one of a kind. I built a studio where I work in solitary meditation to create these special pieces of glass art to wear. I paint and craft each bead that becomes a piece of individual artistry. As I meditate and move with the torch, melted glass rods are transformed into molten palate to produce pieces of art combining color and texture. Each bead is an artistic achievement embodying a union of glass, color and a bit of my artistic soul.