Saturday, April 12, 2008

Meet Etsy Lampwork Bead Artist: kerribeads

I stumbled upon the most amazing lampwork beads the other day and am still completely floored by the talent and creativity. These beads are so drool-worthy I just had to share...

Kerri Fuhr is a full time glass bead artist from British Columbia. To my surprise, this talented artist has only been making her intricate beads since September of 2000. "I have been pursuing this as a full time career for the past four years and it's amazing to wake up every day and get to do what I love for a living," she admits. "I am mesmerized by the transformation of raw glass that happens when you introduce it to the flame.....add a little creativity and a lot of patience and the most amazing things happen! Before you know it, you have a little treasure in your hand that will last (and hopefully be enjoyed) for many lifetimes." She finds inspiration everywhere. "The world is an amazing place and if you open your eyes you can see beauty in everything," she explains. "I am fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the world and so there is an abundance of natural beauty right on my doorstep." She enjoys nature and botanical themes, which she beautifully showcases in her "tapestry" series. Another favorite subject of hers are dragonflies. "They are a symbol of strength and transformation and just so darn beautiful," she says. Each bead is handcrafted in minute detail, producing intricately patterned and formed beads. "I believe in keeping a high standard of quality in my craft and am proud of each bead I create." Please check out her shop: http://kerribeads.etsy.com/
-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

3 comments:

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Nice feature,

High Desert Diva said...

Suddenly, I want to bead...

bluebijou said...

Another BC girl! (I'm from Vancouver) Yay! There is a lot of concentrated talent in the North West.