Lois Songer Glass Bead Artist and Jewelry Designer
A chance encounter to learn how to make glass beads,
also called Lampworking, changed the direction of this
artist's creative endeavors. Once Lois began working
with glass and creating beads out of Murano glass, she
began making her unique beads into lovely jewelry using
sterling silver and other gemstone beads. Looking for
more ways to express her design visions lead to an
exploration into traditional metal smith techniques and
working with gemstones, as well as repurposed and found
objects. Lois has worked in all these mediums and
continues to use some of each in her current jewelry
collections. Her current jewelry collections are
trending toward precious and semi-precious stones,
pearls, silver and repurposed objects with contemporary
and funky designs.
Lois is originally from Ohio, and has made her home
in Key West for over 13 years with her husband Mark, who
also contributes handmade glass beads to her designs.
Key West has inspired them both in their artistic life
and social life, where both are active volunteers. Lois
says "Every day in this beautiful island community
brings inspiration to my designs."
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