Maybe you saw me on the Marta Stewart Show recently. (Follow this link, the video button then loads in a few seconds.)
I tried to pack a lot of information into a very quick segment. Some things I wanted to share that I didn't get to mention on the show include:
I usually spend 1- 2 hours on the torch for EACH BEAD, then about 5 hours in the kiln. The necklace I was wearing has been evolving over 12 years! It's about 5 pounds of glass and silver and silk, distributed around my neck. The silk lining on the back of the necklace makes it really comfortable against the skin.
My work is available in my etsy shop as well as from my studio, just email me at JenineBressner@gmail.com to order work, but know that it takes time for me to make each piece after it's ordered.
I'm making chandeliers of lampworked glass and lasercut textile plant forms, as well as chandeliers of glass rain and light. These and other works will be exhibited in my first solo show, opening at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on January 21, 2011.
The glass supplier I deal with in Pennsylvania is called Wale Apparatus. They have really personable service and they just celebrated 40 years in business! I recommend ordering supplies from them.
The headband I wore in the teaser (pictured above) is something I made from textiles that I lasercut! I make a lot of work in media other than glass, so please feel free to go back through this blog to see other things, or visit my flickr page!