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Stephanie is from a family of artists and collectors and has been making jewelry since she was a child. She loves to spend time in her garden, combining different colors and textures, whether beady or floral. While she works in many media, her jewelry incorporates a mixture of her own lampwork beads, vintage glass, ethnic beads, natural materials and fibers.
She teaches her beadmaking and jewelry techniques all over the world, and her book "Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads", published by Interweave Press, is a popular resource for jewelry designers.
Beads, Buttons & Components for Jewelry
Make the beads you’ve not yet imagined to take your jewelry to the next level. We’ll make tiny beads, big beads, bead caps, multi-holed components, buttons and pendants from Bullseye glass (90 COE). Whether you’ve used Bullseye before or not, you’ll love its sculptural qualities and the color palette. We’ll explore the Bullseye palette making all of the beads for our jewelry pieces, then turn them into earrings, necklaces, bracelets and a brooch. Stephanie will demonstrate basic wire-work techniques and combine them with creative crimping, embellished fibers and stringing techniques to create breakthrough, finely-engineered jewelry with each student. Three days on the torch, two days making jewelry. As is the BeadCamp tradition, one evening, we’ll make Spiny Knotted Bracelets.
Stephanie's unique approach to glass bead making and contemporary jewelry design has led her to teach at craft schools and glass studios around the world. She has lectured at many conferences and societies, such as the Bead Society of Greater New York and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers 2003, 2006 and 2008 annual Gatherings. Stephanie has sold her own work in many well-respected venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s annual Craft Show and SOFA, both Chicago and New York.
Stephanie’s jewelry and beads have been spotlighted in the pages of many publications including The History of Beads, The Washington Post, Contemporary Lampworking, and her own book, Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads, published in March of 2008 by Interweave Press.