Collaboration with glass bead artist Kristen Frantzen Orr has been a
rewarding endeavor. Learning to integrate flameworked glass beads in
my work while maintaining the visions of two different artists has
broadened my approach to design and engineering. Some of our earliest
pieces used ancient Roman glass shards in conjunction with Kristen’s
modern glass beads, an unexpected and evocative reference.
These early collaborations (one of a kind pieces) eventually led us
to the development of two distinct jewelry lines featuring her beads
and my metalwork. The “Textures” series is presented in this gallery.