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Welcome to ROC's Designs at RachelChilders.com
The individual glass beads and those used as focals in my jewelry pieces are artisan
lampwork beads, handmade by me in my home studio. As a self-representing artist
and jewelry designer, I use a variety of Italian, American and German soft glass to craft
the glass beads, with the emphasis on a technique to coax out multiple colors in the
bead, depending on the light in which it is viewed. Complements of sterling silver and
Swarovski crystals showcase my beads in each piece of jewelry. Often I see people
take a second or third look, seeing something new each time. Depending on the
influence of colors in clothing, skin tones and accent beads, a bead made in this way
yields a variety of hues.
All of the pieces I create are one of a kind, mostly because I can never make a bead
exactly the same way twice! As you can imagine, this makes it impossible for me to
grant specific requests for custom orders. Each bead is digitally annealed in my kiln
for stability and durability then cleaned and inspected to ensure only the highest
quality beads go from my hands to yours.
Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look around. I hope you enjoy your visit!