About Our Guild

Guild Description:
Our guild represents a wide variety of jewelry artists with unique talents and techniques, as well as the suppliers of beads and beading supplies.
Guild Mission:
To gather together Jewelry Design and Jewelry Supply Studios for the purpose of sharing information, ideas, techniques, and strategies for promoting our Artfire Studios.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Featured Studio: Rivers Edge Glass

Featured Studio of the week is "RiversEdgeGlass" aka Barb.

As soon as you come to this shop you have to be drawn in just from the wonderful banner and avatar. It certainly grabs your attention and paves the way to the fabulous lampwork beads that are showcased here.

Barb has been working with glass for the past 4 years creating her fabulous lampwork beads in her own home studio in Michigan.

Barb prefers to use Effetre and other soft glasses for her lovely creations. Each of her lampwork beads are kiln annealed for strength and durability.

When you visit "RiversEdgeGlass" you will have the pleasure of seeing lovely lampwork beads with big holes, pandora style beads, bead sets, buttons and you find some lampwork tools and supplies too.

Right now Barb has a wonderful special going on in her studio for a number of her lovely bead pairs. If you buy 2 sets you will receive another set for free--WooHoo--a great deal, indeed!

Here are some of the bead sets in this special:

Wouldn't they make great earrings?

Here are some lovely bead sets for sale:

Here are some beautiful lampwork buttons:

Here are also some lovley lampwork beads with larger holes:

I really am always at awe of all the talented artisans in our guild. However, Barb and other lampwork bead artists are the ones I really am so really amazed by. The work that goes into creating one of these beads is really quite difficult. Anyone who has taken a class to learn this skill knows exactly what I mean.

Kudos, to you Barb, for your skill, for your talent, and for your fabulous beads.

Please join in support of this wonderful artisan and her studio by commenting here.

Any questions for Barb? Well, contact her through her wonderful studio:


Ajdjss Guild said...

I am so envious of your skill and talent. Your beads and buttons are just fabulous. May you have many more sales.

janzia said...

You are so talented. Love your work! Wishing you lots of sales.

Stacey said...

Barb, your beads and buttons are gorgeous! I love the Pandora Style Beads - especially the yellow with black hearts!!