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Friday Feature – Lampwork Goddesses

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This week on my Friday Feature I will be featuring the work of some wonderful self representing artist/artisan lampworkers. The theme is “Goddesses” – one that has been explored in depth by the lampwork community, myself included.

Something about glass seems to lend itself well to the curvy female form. I love making these little ladies and I even wrote a book about some of them. To me, they represent the strength and beauty that all women possess. While they come in all shapes, sizes, and colours, and all have very different personalities too, they have one thing in common: they are all beautiful. I like to think of women that way, that every woman has inside her the potential to be beautiful and strong. It’s not about physical looks or conventional beauty either by any means. It’s this power that we all have inside. Women are amazing creatures. And the Goddess embodies all of that.

I did a video tutorial on how I make my goddess beads – it can be found here. Meanwhile, on to the gallery.

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Earth Goddess by Joy Munshower
Website: www.tilegoddess.com
Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/tilegoddess

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Bird/Phoenix Goddess by Rachelle Goldreich
Website: www.rg-glass.com
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/rglampwork

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Winged Goddess is made with out of production Moroccan Swirl color glass then frit added to the companion beads. By Debbie Altman.
Etsy Shop: www.allmybeads.etsy.com
Blog: http://allmybeads-debbie.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllMyBeads

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Etched Goddess Bead with silver leaf by Cornelia Lentze.
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CorneliaLentze

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Glass Goddess Pendant by Louise Ingram.
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Fireseed

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“Clockwork Goddess” pendant in CiM Clockwork glass (a lush transparent orange). By Amy Hall of Two Glassy Ladies.
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lampworkbyamy
Website: www.twoglassyladies.ca/


Amy’s art book “The Goddess Journey” is now available to purchase through Blurb.com – softcover, hardcover, and eBook options available. This book features beautiful photographs and stories of 12 of Amy’s amazing lampwork Goddesses.

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Colour Experiments – Val Cox Copper Blue Frit

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Val Cox Copper Blue

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This frit is sold by Val Cox. “A classic aqua blue color that’s completely fuss-free. When this is worked normally, you will have a pure blue tone. When it’s combined with silver foil, some copper rimming can appear, hence the name.”

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Val Cox Copper Blue #0 on Moretti 027 Transparent Dark Teal and Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green, with silver foil.

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Val Cox Copper Blue #0 on Moretti 027 Transparent Dark Teal and Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green, with silver foil, etched

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Base of Moretti 038 Transparent Very Pale Aquamarine with Val Cox Copper Blue frit #0

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Base of Moretti 038 Transparent Very Pale Aquamarine with Val Cox Copper Blue frit #0, etched

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Moretti 232 Pastel Light Turquoise with Val Cox Copper Blue #0

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Moretti 232 Pastel Light Turquoise with Val Cox Copper Blue #0, etched

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Moretti 232 Pastel Light Turquoise with Val Cox Copper Blue #0 and silver foil

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Moretti 232 Pastel Light Turquoise with Val Cox Copper Blue #0 and silver foil, etched

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Moretti 204 Pastel White with Val Cox Copper Blue #0 and silver foil

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Moretti 204 Pastel White with Val Cox Copper Blue #0 and silver foil, etched