Meet Kathy Smiley

l am an artist who has a passion for creating unique and stunning pieces of wearable art. My journey with glass began in 2006

when I took a beginners class, and from that moment on, I knew

that I had found my calling. The beauty and versatility of glass have captivated me ever since, and I have dedicated my life to mastering this art form. In 2007, I took a leap of faith and began designing jewelry with the goal of creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are both affordable and stylish. With every creation, I aim to capture the essence of beauty and individuality, and I take great pride in the joy that my art brings to my customers.


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What is Lampworking?

Lampworking or “flame working” is an ancient technique of glassworking that dates back to the ancient Egyptians and Romans. The technique was used to create small objects like beads and miniature figurines. The name "lampworking" comes from the fact that early glassworkers used oil lamps as a source of heat to melt the glass. The technique was refined in the 14th century in Murano, Italy. Today, Lampworkers use gas powered torches to create their glasswork. Kathy Smiley, uses this technique to create unique and one-of-a-kind beads for her jewelry pieces. Her beads are known for their intricate patterns, multi layers and vibrant colors, which are achieved through her mastery of the lampworking technique, making each piece one of a kind.

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Kathy's wireworking skills are truly exceptional. With a delicate touch and a keen eye for detail, she transforms simple metal wire into intricate works of art. Her wire weaving and wire sculpting techniques are particularly noteworthy, as she is able to create beautiful patterns and forms with remarkable precision and artistry.

Through her wireworking, Kathy is able to capture the beauty and essence of the natural world, incorporating elements of flora and fauna into her designs. Her pieces are not only visually stunning, but they also evoke a sense of wonder and enchantment.

Whether she is creating a delicate wire-wrapped pendant or a bold statement piece, Kathy's dedication to her craft is evident in every piece she creates. With each new design, she pushes the boundaries of what is possible with wire, and inspires others to explore the limitless possibilities of this versatile medium

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