About Perle di Vetro

Perle di Vetro is Italian for glass beads.  I am completely fascinated with taking a simple rod of glass, adding some silver and making a beautiful shiny bead.  Here's how I go into it! For 7 years I was fortunate to be a stay at home mom to a great little guy and wife to a wonderful husband. In October of 2015 they gave me my first torch, a Hot Heat Torch, and some sticks of effettre glass. I was instantly fascinated with the ability to melt rods of glass into round beads. Some of them were wonky and some of the colors did strange things, but I was totally addicted. Once I got a kiln, so my beads would last, rather than crack, I was really into my new hobby. I knew I wanted to do this for a living. So I practiced a lot, watched videos, read books and started making beads I was happy with. I made them into a necklace, then a bracelet, then I decide to try some earrings. And a neighbor asked me if I would sell her a bracelet. And more often it would happen, people started asking where I sold my pieces. Wow! Maybe this would work! I decided to launch Perle di Vetro!   I strive to make items that that are fun to wear and to give. Each glass bead is handmade, by me, in my studio.  I anneal them in a digitally controlled kiln, for strength.  The beads are then cleaned and made into jewelry.