The biggest part of our business is Miniature Sculpture Lampwork Beads . At our shows we have a rice dish full of One Of A Kind figurine beads, some are for sale but most for custom order! I (Renee) create the beads through a process called Lampworking where I melt Italian glass rods over a propane oxygen torch flame. The molten glass is then wound onto a stainless steel rod, or mandrel, which was dipped into bead release (a clay like liquid that allows the bead to be removed). The glass is then shaped & manipulated with tools & heat and decorated with thin stringers of glass, multicolored glass twists, powdered enamel, silver foil and all kinds of fun stuff (I can not make a “simple” bead!!!) The beads are then kiln annealed to strengthen the bead. Custom orders I have done are: Special Pets (usually made from a photo so that they are exact!), Halloween Witch Heads, Alligator, Flying Pig Pendant & matching Earrings, Dragonflies, Children Faces, Pregnant lady with baby inside, Scene Beads, Dichroic (sparkly glass) Snowman heads and lots of Holiday Beads etc…My sister (Rachelle) makes some very cool Holiday & Themed Jewelry from the Sculpture Beads!!!
Some of the goodies we make with our glass beads & cabs are: Bracelets, Earring, Bead Sets for Threader Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants, Eyeglass Holders, Rings, Charms, Zipper Pulls, Buttons, Magnets, Push Pins, Door Knobs, Drawer Pulls, Lamp Pulls, Serving Ware, Bead Pens, & Ornaments. We also create Other Art including Fused Glass Dishes and Decorative Stained Glass Plaques adorned with Whimsical sayings (both accented with Glass Paint ). We both have dabbled in Polymer Clay and PMC (Precious Metal Clay) …creating 99.9% Pure Silver Rings, Charms, Toggles, & Pendants and have incorporated Lampwork & CZ's into the PMC…
We carry the very popular Interchangeable Bead Ring and specialize in having the funkiest, coolest, and wildest 12mm beads to fit the ring!!! The ring comes apart so the bead can be changed! We also have the Snap Bead Ring where the 8mm bead pops out. Flat Cab Rings are adjustable…featuring our funky fused cabs!
You can find us at Art Shows throughout Michigan and at various Michigan Galleries. We have also gone into the Wholesale aspect of marketing our art…so shortly we should be through out the United States in Galleries, Museum Shops and Exclusive Stores thanks to Wholesalecrafts.com .
Enjoy Browsing our new site and welcome to the Wild Wacky World of the TWISTED SISTERS!!!
Renee & Rachelle (Yes we are sisters!)