Summertime and the Living is Creative!

One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by. ~Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle Not only do we have more light to read by, but think of all the other creative things we can do with the longer days! We have lots of new classes in the latter-half of June that you’ll love to try. Pamela Kearns has a new way to bust your bead stash by beading round a cord. Iris Rogers Melamed has a new metalsmithing class for metalwork lovers. Wireworkers will enjoy learning a new wire wrapping project with Jen Rosen …

Get to know…Amy Waldman-Smith

This is our second installment of BeadFX’s Instructor Profiles – getting to know our instructors a little beyond the classroom or studio setting. BeadFX and her students know Amy Waldman-Smith as an inspiring instructor. The world knows Amy as an accomplished lampwork artist, acclaimed teacher and contributor to various magazines including Glass Line Magazine, The Flow Magazine, 1000 Glass Beads, and numerous others. She is also the current Regional Director for Canada for the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB).  When describing herself, Amy states, “I am a lampworker, or flameworker.  I make handmade glass beads in an open flame.  …

Congratulations to Amy Waldman Smith!

Everyone at beadFX is proud of Amy Waldman Smith, one of beadFX’s lampwork instructors! FIRST PLACE WINNER: Bead Dreams 2012 – Lampwork Beads Cool Blue Ottoman Beads Amy has been making glass beads since 2001 and was first asked to teach beadmaking in 2003 and has been teaching on a regular basis ever since. Amy’s attention to detail, form and symmetry are the foundations of her work. Intrigued by the possibilities of creating in glass, Amy’s work continues to evolve and change. Amy’s beads have been seen in numerous exhibits across North America and can be found in publications including …