a working glass girl
Angela Maddix is
an artist based in Asheville, North Carolina. Her media is hand torched glass rods
formed into beautiful patterned beads. The colors are vibrant and
are compleax. This method of melting glass
began on the island of Murano, Italy. The craft
remained a secret for centuries until the world marketplace opened. This soft glass art form was originally called lampworking, as oil lamps were used to melt the glass.
Today, oxygen and gas fueled torches
heat and melt the pencil thin rods. A collection of dots and lines make each bead’s
design. The secondary colors can
be melted flat into the bead
design or left raised on the surface.
I will be adding new jewelry pieces for sale here!
All of my beads are individually made, one of a kind. So once they are sold, they are gone. Take heart though, I am able to assemble a similar piece, so you can request any design that may have already sold. Along the same vein, if you see a piece that you love, but would like it another color palette, I can do that too!
The jewelry pieces below are the actual piece you will purchase. Yes, I can make more, but every item and bead is unique.
Bracelet with Multi Bright Beads
Vibrant hued Italian glass in bright cheerful colors are strung on this bracelet. Add flash and class to your wrist when wearing this handmade design. All large beads are handcrafted by me, and all small beads are either glass or stone. It measures 7 1/2" to 8 1/2" for sizing flexibility .
Bracelet with Blue & Purple Beads
Dreamy Italian glass shades of blues and purples, all strung on a sweet bracelet. Soar in the clouds with a lighter than air wrist adornment. All of the large beads are handcrafted by me, and the small beads are either glass or stone. It measures 7 1/2" to 8 1/2" for sizing flexibility. $68
Bracelet of Links and Multicolored Beads
Stainless steel links encircle your wrist for a modern version charm bracelet. We added a pop of color in 5 bright colored Italian glass beads, all handcrafted by me! This bracelet measures 8 1/4" with an inch for custom size clasping. $42
Purple Heart Pendant with ball chain & clasp
Funky chunky purple heart pendant with cobalt blue dots. This Italian glass heart of lavender measures 3/4" long, with the pendant portion 1 1/8" long. Hung on a 18" long necklace of shiny silver plate ball chain. Show some love!
Earrings of Blue and Orange
This petite earring pair packs plenty of punch with a bold blue and orange pattern of Italian glass. They measure 3/4" long from tip to top! Plenty of pizzazz in a small package!
Necklace of Earthen Browns & Blues
A beautiful summer combination of browns, blues and turquoise, all strung on a sterling silver 18" long necklace with a magnetic clasp. All of the 10 large beads are handmade by me of Italian glass, with the smaller beads a mix of glass, stone and turquoise.