Monday, May 11, 2009

Q&A with Isabel's Rose

What is your craft all about?
It's all about my love of melting glass in a 1900 degree flame. And then making something in glass that no one else is making.Most lampwork jewelry is very conservative, geared toward an older crowd perhaps. Not mine! My designs are based on anime, music, movies, and popular culture. I like to surprise people by, say, sculpting a pretty heart, then adding bleeding punctures! I'll add crossbones to cupcakes and big highlighted eyes to skulls. The best thing anyone can say to me is, "I never liked glass jewelry, but yours is amazing!".

What inspires you to make what you make?
I have been inspired by movies such as "The Nightmare Before Christmas", musicians (often Elliott Smith), kid's cartoons, anime, nature, and the glass itself.

What is your favorite piece/product you will have with you at the Handmade Mart?
Right now I'm completely in the love with the Birdy Birds. I really like the ones that sit on top of the apple trees.

Where can folks find your craft outside the Handmade Mart?
I do a ton of shows on the East Coast, but the best place to find me is through my website and my etsy store, and

Find me at booth #9!


  1. I've loved your stuff and always will. Hoping to see all the new stuff that you've been creating this year!!! See you at Booth #9!!

  2. Thanks!! I promise to have lots of new stuff..maybe I'll even premier a few here.

  3. hey!

    looks cool.

    is it still possible to get a table?