Wednesday, October 19, 2011
AAE Glass presents Featured Glass Artist Amber Ballard
AAE Glass is proud to present Amber Ballard of That Bead Girl as our featured glass artist. Amber's work is truly beautiful and her creativity shines through on each and every piece of jewelry she designs. She also confirms that AAE Glass settings can be used in different mediums to create beautiful glass art jewelery. Here is more info about Amber in her words:
my name is amber ballard, and i've been a lampwork glass artist for almost 12 years now. the majority of my home based art business is centered around offering focal beads and bead sets to jewelry designers who like to incorporate glass beads into their designs, but each holiday season i strive to offer the most unique gift items which highlight my glasswork in a new and exciting way.
in the past, i've offered wine stoppers, canape sets, keyrings and finished pendants. however, i was so excited to discover aaeglass.com and their unique jewelry settings earlier this year.
tanya and company market the products to glass fusers, but i was determined to figure out how to incorporate my lampwork beads into those jewelry settings in a way that was unexpected, would highlight the quality of the products in a new way and would hopefully make other lampworkers excited about them as well.
i was recently able to offer the bangles and pendants at an art show and they were very well received by my customers, getting great feedback on not only the quality but the unique style. i've never been happier with a product and hope this will open up a whole new world to other glassworkers as well!
many of the pendant styles and bangles are now available on my website, and i think the pairing of my glass with the glass settings will hold a permanent place in my year round catalog.
to see these and other work i am currently offering, please visit me online at www.thatbeadgirl.com.
Thanks for your contribution Amber. We wish you all the luck in the world and keep us updated of upcoming shows you will be at.