Thursday, January 17, 2008

Meet Etsy Jewelry Artist: VillaDesign

The hip talent behind VillaDesign is a full time graphic designer, "but every spare moment revolves around glass, especially flamework glass beads." After a few classes several years back, she was hooked - and has been creating her unique jewelry ever since. She was even featured in Bead Review as is Vice President of the St. Lois Lampworkers Society. Although glass is her passion, she has tried her hand at sliversmithing, photography, drawing, and ceramics. Her inspiration may come from "color, forms in nature, and patterns in everyday objects." Many people have commented that her lampwork beads look like candy. "I don't recommend biting them, though," she jokes. Eventually she'd like her craft to be a full time job, but in the meantime her goals are grounded and realistic: network. She'd like to remind her fellow artists to "never be discouraged and always have fun doing what you love." Please check out her shop:

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs


ltsexpressions said...

Villa Designs is one of the BEST and freshest SRA glass artisans out there!

Dharma Designs said...

Her work is AMAZING!