and welcome to Susan Stanford.com, your source for information
on Alaska Lampwork Glass Beads
hand-crafted in Sitka, Alaska.
am an Alaskan artist, specializing in creating 'one of a kind'
Alaskan Lampwork Glass Beads.
my creative work in 1979 as a furrier at our homestead on Bare
Island near Kodiak, Alaska.
15 years I created fine fur hats, baby mukluks, slippers, and
many of Alaska's artists, I found inspiration in the land I
was so fortunate to live and work in, and in the multitude of
resources Alaska provides. Many of these natural mediums soon
were part of my art and work.
began making a wide variety of jewelry with combinations of Alaskan
Salmon skin, beads, silver, semi- precious stones and fossilized Alaskan
my ideas and creativity grew, I began making 'one of a kind' numbered
antler baskets that were sold in fine art galleries through out Alaska.
on one of my annual pilgrimages to the Tucson Gem and Mineral show
I took a class on making lampwork glass
beads. My life has not been the same.
||Since then I have changed my creative
focus to primarily lampwork beads, finding the wide variety of
creative techniques and design options with them to be very inspirational.
In addition to creating beads to use
in my jewelry pieces, which can be seen at many fine arts stores throughout
Alaska (see links), I also create custom-made beads for customers.
These are 'one of a kind' beads, made
in colors of your choice, and/or, out of materials that you provide.
|Perhaps you have
a beautiful stone that you picked up during a trip with friends.
I can take that stone and use it in your design for a memento
from your trip; Do you have a place that is special to your heart?
Send me stone or sands from that area and I can use them in your
If you have a special bead that you'd like
to have made for yourself or a loved-one, just give me a call
or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Thank you for visiting, and if you have any
questions pertaining to lampwork beads that you are working
on yourself, or would like to have special-made, please be sure
to give me a call, or e-mail me.
"Those who contemplate the beauty
of the earth find reserves of strength that will last as long as life
lasts." Rachel Carson