Day Two of the Handmade Gift Exchange

Today is December 26th. We are heading for the desert and I get to open my second gift of the handmade exchange. This pendant was made by Marcy Lamberson of Studio Marcy.

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The pendant is a large wire-wrapped lampwork bead with a beautifully made wire bail. I want to learn to make a bail like that! The pendant is perfect for the upcoming season. I plan to wear it on a silver chain.

Marcy Lamberson lives in Marietta, Georgia. She is a lampwork artist who specializes in whimsical beads and sculptures. She teaches private and group lessons in beadmaking and enjoys custom commissions. Her sunroom studio overlooks her garden with a view of birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and possums-inspirations for beads. Marcy sells her lampworked beads in her Etsy shop.

 

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About ingetraud

I make lampwork beads and jewelry. My other interests include traveling, reading, hiking, and collecting art and handcrafted items, especially pottery. I have always loved handmade things and have collected hand-thrown pottery since I was a teenager. I have done stained glass and weaving. I had been stringing beads into necklaces for a while when I attended a clay and glass show in Palo Alto. There was a beadmaker there whose work I fell in love with. I bought one bead to make into a necklace and decided I wanted to learn how to make glass beads. I took my first beadmaking class from Jackie Marr in Santa Cruz. After taking another class from Katie Stuart in Santa Barbara I set up my own studio and have not looked back. Beadmaking is like meditation for me. What has kept me interested is that there is always some new technique or color combination to learn or try. I have taken advanced classes from Sally Prasch, Marjorie Langston, Holly Cooper, Shirley Cook, Dolly Ahles, J.C. Herrill, Kristen Franzten Orr, Amy Waldman Smith, Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, Astrid Riedel, Amanda Muddimer, Melanie Moertel, Angela Meier, and Jennifer Geldard. I love combining my love of beadmaking and traveling by taking classes away from home. Last September I got to attend a bead symposium in Wertheim, Germany. I took a bead lining class and watched many demos. I am married and have one son, age 26. I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Los Gatos and Scotts Valley, California.
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