Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Artist: Amanda Nelson

About the Artist
Amanda began working with stained glass in 1999. She had talked about doing stained glass for years until one of her friends called her out and said, “Why don't you just do it?!”
It hit a nerve and, literally, the next day she found a woman who taught classes out of her garage. After taking classes every week for three years, Amanda went out on her own and has been creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and stained glass ever since. She has always loved jewelry, vintage, antiques and old buildings. She describes her style as a touch of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Vintage Hippy, with just a hint of Badass.
Using the Tiffany stained glass method, Amanda makes her jewelry with lead-free silver solder made of silver, copper and tin. Sometimes she also incorporates wire and found objects. For her bug pendants she adds metal wings and little legs, letting the stones come to life as whimsical, avant-garde creatures. Every piece Amanda fashions is original and made with her heart and soul.
Amanda will create custom windows on occasion. She really enjoys making solder jewelry and can do custom jewelry, as well.

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