Elaine Thornton

I have been making jewellery for many years and after visiting a bead fair in October 2007 where I watched a Lampworking demo, I thought I have to give this a try. I have always loved glass and to make my own beads for my wirework jewellery would be fantastic.

So in 2008 I took a lampworking lesson and have loved melting glass ever since, mixing my glass beads with metal wire in my contemporary jewellery was a match made in heaven for me as these are my 2 favourite materials, so I now play with wire and fire!

I just love to use colour in my work and my beads are no exception, I enjoy coming up with new designs and using different techniques. I have been working on buttons, cabochons and more recently sculptural flowers and glass headpins. There are so many techniques to explore, sculptural is very high on the list of things to master and practice is the key to all things glass!

I love to write about my endeavours in glass and my jewellery creations on my blog http://wireandfire.blogspot.com

You can find my beads in my Etsy store: www.ChatElaineGlassArt.etsy.com