Friday, June 14, 2013
We caught up with Andrea and asked her a few questions about her fantastic dichroic glass jewelry and her experiences so far working with TAG. Here's what she said:
Tell us a little bit about your shoppe.
Growing up amid the cement walls of the New York City, I was fascinated by a tree outside my window. I often studied it, observing the ways it found life in an otherwise barren place. Its growth represented the ability to flourish and instilled in me a greater adoration for nature. When I began creating pendants, that tree naturally became a representation of my company and the foundation of the "Tree of Life" collection.
As a retired School Psychologist and School Administrator, I have found more time to devote to my creations. I have taken classes at Parsons School of Design and the Corning Museum of Glass in order to enhance my skills. Further, I have recently begun to experiment with lost wax casting and metalsmithing which I am enjoying immensely.
What is your favorite product from your shoppe and why?
My favorite creation is my Tree of Life necklace which I have named "Winter Dreams" that was on display in the 2013 GBK Golden Globes Gifting Suite. I adore this necklace because its color and sparkle emits a sense of joy and hope despite what may appear to be a cold and dreary winter day.
When you're not handcrafting such impressive glass jewelry, what are your hobbies?When I am not designing glass jewelry, I volunteer as an advocate for children with disabilities. I have dedicated my life to being the "voice" for children who may not necessarily have a say in their life's path. Additionally, I volunteer as a mentor for high school students who are considering the fine and applied arts as a collegial course of study.
What do you like best about The Artisan Group?
AB GLASS JEWELRY
Andrea recently participated as a display participant in GBK's Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge held January 11-12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California in honor of the Nominees and Presenters of the 2013 Golden Globes.
The Artisan Group is an elite collective of artists who gift their handcrafted products to celebrities at Hollywood's top gift lounges.
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