Friday, August 30, 2013

Artist feature: Cecilia Labora

Cecilia Labora is an artist who creates glass beads, components and jewelry. Her fascination with the beauty of beads and the opportunity they offer in creative expression began when she was a child. Cecilia worked in other mediums including batik, ceramics, drawing and pastel painting before making glass beads.

She took a class about 10 years ago, learning to work with the molten glass to create beads (referred to as flameworked or lampworked beads), studying under masters to hone her craft.

Cecilia creates from her home, working with soda-lime and borosilicate glass. She also incorporates metal foils, enamels and other glass embellishments to her beads. She then uses the beads to create one of a kind jewelry pieces, pairing the glass with metal chain and natural stones.

Cecilia takes custom orders and this will be her first year at the BizBaz. More of her work can be found online on her website and her Facebook page.

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