Fourth present received in the handmade gift exchange

Today is the fourth day of the handmade gift exchange.

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This lovely necklace is made by Pam Ferrari of Ferrari Originals. It is a necklace with a ceramic pendant on hand-dyed ribbon. I especially love the copper clasp and the beads that make the length of the necklace adjustable.

Pam has been making lampwork beads since December 2001 and fused glass shortly after. She lives in Volcano, California with her husband of 35 years.( I’ve been to Volcano. It is in the Sierra foothills and has a great state park with a small museum and wonderful grinding rocks.) Pam has two grown children and 4 grandchildren. Pam sells her 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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2 Responses to Fourth present received in the handmade gift exchange

  1. ornamento says:

    I love the copper element-functional and decorative.

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