Fine Lampwork Beads by Kim Neely
May 15, 2008 9:32 PM   Subscribe

Kim Neely has enjoyed a very rich professional life already. A writer for Rolling Stone for fifteen years, she also penned the Pearl Jam biography. These days find Kim involved in an entirely different pursuit. Lampworking is a type of glass work that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. At her mom's unused workshop Kim created Bluff Road Art Glass.

A few of my favorites include these glass bones, this necklace called fossil, and this fine silver link bracelet. Kim also blogs her work.
posted by netbros (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A photo of Eddie Vedder from back in the day.
posted by Tube at 11:00 PM on May 15, 2008

A MeFi post my wife will want to look at! There are very good, technically.
posted by dowcrag at 1:11 AM on May 16, 2008

posted by dowcrag at 1:12 AM on May 16, 2008

I love art glass, but
I never buy anything.
I drool, in the shops.
posted by Goofyy at 8:05 AM on May 16, 2008

My friend Lucie has been doing self-taught lampwork for years, she showed me how she created the pieces with an incredibly hot torch. Most of her stuff took hours to create, building the layers. Phenomenal art that photographs can't really capture the depth of.
posted by saucysault at 8:45 AM on May 16, 2008

Wow. I really wish I could buy some of her bead sets- they're AMAZING.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:54 AM on May 16, 2008

I wonder where in Louisiana she is. I'm guessing around St. Helena Parish.
posted by The Giant Squid at 1:34 PM on May 16, 2008

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