Today begins the 7th annual Studio ArTour and Sale! From 10-6 on Saturday and Sunday, we invite you to stroll through our studios and see what we have created. Enjoy demonstrations, learn about different art processes and maybe, take home some new art. Have fun this weekend!
Lori Schmidt (studio #17) has been hard at work creating glass beads and beaded beads that she will display as finished jewelry on the Tour. She makes her own glass beads by melting glass rods in a torch, then manipulates the molten glass over a metal rod which creates the hole in the bead. During the Tour, she will be demonstrating the fascinating art of lampworking, or glass bead making. Despite the challenge of making matching sets of handmade beads, Lori carefully selected pairs of beads that she made into stunning earrings that … Continue reading