Erin Pell | Saskatoon, SK
I have been making glass beads since 1999. Originally, I was apprenticing with a glassblower in Palm Springs, California. While working with him I started playing around with lampworking, and I haven’t stopped since. Through experimenting and learning from mistakes, I have been making and selling jewelry since I was 13 years old but have been around the arts my entire life. Both of my parents are craftspeople, and I attended my first craft show at 2 months old (I slept under the table).
Each piece of glass is handmade by melting a glass rod in the flame of a torch. Through different ways of applying the glass and sculpting it I create all the beads and pendants one at a time. All pieces are properly annealed for strength.