Sunday, June 9, 2013

Featured Lampwork Artist: Janel Dudley

It's been way too long since we've had a featured artist on A Bead A Day.

It's my pleasure to share the work of Janel Dudley.

When I saw her lampwork gecko beads, I thought they were so adorable.

I have an idea of how lampwork artists create glass beads, but I'm always in awe when I see the depth and the artistry that goes into them.

I was also excited to share the "eye candy" in Janel's Etsy shop, Janel Dudley Beads.

These eyeballs are so detailed and layered so beautifully, I couldn't stop staring right back at them!

Here's a bit of background from Janel's Etsy profile:

My obsession for beads began in high school when I had found a shell bead. After years of creating jewelry, I realized that I could learn how to make glass beads. In 1997 I took a lamp working class , ever since then it seems that the majority of my waking hours are spent, if not making beads, then thinking about making beads. I want to share my obsession with the world! Whether it's finished pieces of jewelry, bead sets or focals, I hope you embrace my obsession as much as I do!

Thanks for allowing me to enjoy and share your work Janel! You can also visit Janel on her blog.

2 comments:

JanelDudleyBeads said...

Thank you for such a wonderful feature! Happy beading!

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