Sunday, October 17, 2010

Meet Patty Lakinsmith...

Patty Lakinsmith is our newest member of Love My Art Jewelry.  Since she is out of town this weekend, I have the pleasure of introducing Patty along with showing off some of her beautiful creations.  I think you will agree that these are truly one-of-a-kind.

The following (well....MOST of the following ;o) is from Patty's bio on our website.

In 2003 I happened to take an introductory bead making class.  With great stress I produced a number of horrible UFOs (Unidentified Fried Objects).  I was terrified, and completely useless.  But there was no turning back; my curious passion for bead making was awoken and it has not slept since.  Since then I am thrilled to have been able to take classes with some incredible teachers in glass and precious metal clay, and I’m always trying to expand my skills.

And now, instead of feeling fearful, I melt glass to relax.

Much of my work is inspired by nature, where I find familiar, compelling themes.
When I am at the torch,
the molten glass picks me up and carries me on a journey to exotic destinations,
and the ride is usually exhilarating. 

Learning the various ways I can coax the glass into doing what it wants to do naturally is thrilling to me, and she never fails to surprise me with her desires.  I love to collaborate with other artists who are as energized as I am about making jewelry from handmade components, and I am thrilled to be a part of the
Love My Art Jewelry community.

Below are some samples that I have chosen to display representing Patty's talent when transforming the glass into this gorgeous jewelry that definitely stands out!

Wecome, Patty!

If you would like to see more of Patty's work or would like to know about her,
the links below will help you do just that.


mairedodd said...

yes, welcome patty - i love what you 'see' and how you translate it... and you know how i feel about those meanies!

Barbara Lewis said...

Patty, Love your work ... Your little guys remind me of the Venus Fly Trap in the Little Shop of Horrors! They're adorable! But your floral necklace with the Viking knit and the colorful discs is stunning!

Createology said...

Welcome talented Patty with the wonderful glass beads and expression of your passion. Happy creating...

MaCarroll Beads said...

I'm excited to get to know you more Patty! What a talented artist!

TesoriTrovati said...

Love her work. Thank you for sharing more about yourself and your process. Enjoy the day!

eve said...

Hi there, i love your work, i love your viking weave this is next on my list of things to learn.

sharon said...

Incredible work Patti! I am amazed at what I see!

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