Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Meet Barbara Lewis of Painting With Fire Artwear!

(photo by Barbara Lewis)

One of the hottest things in the beading world right now is enamels, and Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire Artwear is the veritable queen! I was really lucky to take one of her classes months ago, and she's not kidding when she says if you take her class, you'll leave with TONS of beads!

Barbara has just announced that she's been asked to teach at the Hampton, VA Art and Soul Retreat (congrats to Barbara!) but I can't wait that long. I'm planning on taking her class again (because I tend to burn things to a crisp on my dual fuel torch, and need to try to figure things out in a different manner) at Maryland Hall, which is in Annapolis, MD. So if you're not doing anything October 23rd, I hope to see you there!!!

Barbara's beads can be bought at her Etsy shop, and if she also sells tutorials, enamels, and torch set-ups as well.

I hope to see some of you in October!


Lori Anderson designs jewelry for Lori Anderson Designs, and also writes for the blog An Artist's Year Off. She lives in Maryland.

15 comments:

  1. Kisses and hugs, kisses and hugs!

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  2. I am really looking forward to see what you burn to a crisp! I am sure it will be very pretty!

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  3. wow! it would be a blast to play with that many beads!

    Look forward to seeing the ones you make in class.

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  4. oh lucky you! i've experimented with enameling before, but I would love to learn from a master.

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  5. barbara is the queen of enameling - no doubt! her work is beautiful and her career seems to be following the path it should be... with that much talent and determination, i think we are going to see a lot of this lady! lucky you for not getting to take not one, but two of her classes! have fun...

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  6. Barbara IS the queen of enamel and I so wish I could take a class with her!

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  7. Barbara IS the queen of enamel and I wish I could take a class with her!

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  8. thanks for the visit. i had a blast making the little aprons. i LOVE all the beads. i have a lampwork kit that my hubby bought me to console me when my glass blowing class ended. i haven't been brave enough to try it yet, thanks for the comment and the inspiration.

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  9. Whoa, you should update how the class going <3
    Would love to see your "hot" creation from fire class!

    Dita

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  10. Thank you for introducing enameling and a great artist, I'll keep up with her beading adventures with great interest ^_^

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  11. Lori you are so lucky you were able to take a class with her. I hope some day to be able to take one of her classes! I love love the pic of the necklace you posted. SWEET! I hope you have another great time in her class on the 23rd of October!

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  12. Oh wow! I wish I could get to one of her classes - the beads you have on the pic are just wonderful!

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  13. Lori, If you do make it to Hampton Art & Soul, let's meet. It's right in my neck of the woods and I would love to take this class. My enamel skills are 2D at the moment, branching out into beads would be fab!

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  14. Thank you for sharing such a fabulous source!! Now that I'm all about jewelry, I can't wait to head over there & see what I just MUST have!!!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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