|Hi! My name is Sarah. I make glass beads.
I create my beads and jewelry in my little home studio in Tel Aviv, Israel. I share my home with an adorable orange cat named Moby. Well, okay, he shares his home with me.
I discovered the art of lampwork – creating beads by melting colorful rods of glass over a flame – in late 2005. After an 8-year long career in web design, feeling frustrated and unfulfilled, I randomly stumbled across a link for a glass beadmaking class for beginners and I thought I’d give it a try, just as a new hobby, something to expand my horizons and possibly restore my motivation for designing websites. I never expected molten glass to change my entire life around, but from the moment I made my first bead, I was hooked. Okay, my life is going to be about THIS now.
|Within just a few months, I closed my web design studio and decided to become a full-time beadmaker.
It’s been a fantastic life so far. The magical world of glass beads provides endless creative possibilities, and with an endless range of color and transparency, form and design, it never becomes boring – there’s always something new to discover! I feel that color is one of the most important aspects of my work, and I enjoy both exploring different ways of combining glass color and experimenting with the ‘mad scientist’ side of things.
I have been lucky to travel the world and teach beadmaking in many different countries – 11 so far! I love traveling and it’s always great to meet new people who share my passion for glass.
Over the past couple of years I’ve been exploring a new direction – designing jewelry with my own beads, which is both challenging and very satisfying. Jewelry design is a whole new world, and I hope to continue learning to work with different techniques and materials as I go along.
When I’m not making beads, or doing something else that has to do with beads, I enjoy writing, taking pictures, drawing abstract doodles, cooking vegetarian food, spending endless time on Facebook, playing mind-numbing computer games and vegging out in front of the TV.
I hope you enjoy my new website. My blog will be updated frequently, so please do check back often!
If you have any questions or comments about me and my work, feel free to use the ‘Contact’ link in the menu to send me a message.