Hello! We've just joined the Winnipeg Etsy Street Team and wanted to introduce ourselves. :) Hearts of Glass is Andrea Steinwand and Heather Stewart (me). We sell at local shows and at heartsofglass.etsy.com and have an active blog at hogtalismans.blogspot.com.
We melt glass in our studio torch and shape it into colourful and intricate lampworked beads. We offer our beads loose to designers and also finished into beautiful bracelets, pins, necklaces and pendants.
My own favorite obsession is the encased floral bead, where I build flowers out of tiny glass dots and trap them between wraps of clear glass. We also love to make sculpted pendants in natural forms such as leaves, stars, and calla lilies, abstract pendants featuring fun oxide colour reactions and effects, body jewellery, and these fun cuff bracelets using our glass toggle closures and recycled leather belts.
Our next big show will be at the fabulous and wonderful Winnipeg Folk Fest! See you there, if we don't meet earlier at a WEST event! We're very excited to be part of the team.