In New Jersey for 5 years, I was able to develop a line of boxes and picture frames that I created (while my 2 young children were napping or at school) and sold to a chain of retail gift shops on the east coast. I was suddenly in business!
We then moved to our present home in Chalfont, PA. After continuing for a time with the wholesale production of gift items, the business drifted away as times changed. Once my children were in school full time, I went to work as well, earning a paycheck, becoming a graphic designer by day and a crafter by night! I’m currently working for a local non-profit thrift store which benefits a variety of charities in the Philadelphia area.
In recent years, I’ve stepped away from the stained glass craft and concentrated more on knitting, felting, spinning and weaving. But glass is a part of me and for years I’ve been hoping to find a way to combine the two crafts into one.
Last year I discovered lampworking. Fun, challenging and unpredictable, lampworking has presented me with the first opportunity to combine fiber and glass… who know where this will lead!