Susan Kennedy

Susan Kennedy Susan, the owner of SueBeads, started making glass beads in 2005 because she loved lampworked beads so much, but wanted to make her own instead of buying them on ebay! She also makes enameled components and dabbles in polymer clay, but her first love is glass. She has attended jewelry-making classes at ArtBLISS and has taken classes from Barbara Lewis (torch fired enameling) in addition to several classes at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Donuts Anyone?

I've been exploring the fusing option on my kiln, as some medical annoyances (carpal tunnel for one) have been sidelining my ability to make lampworked beads.  I'm enjoying making donut beads right now! I decided to do frit casting because…
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The Process Of Making Enamel Headpins OR… Why I Only Do This Once A Year

This post is about my process when making enamel headpins - I learned how to do this in a class with Barbara Lewis of Painting With Fire.  I am not publishing a tutorial on making enamel headpins. But if you…
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Visiting Barbados!

My boyfriend and I typically take our vacation in the early spring, February or March, because that's a slow time of year for his business.  This year, we went to Barbados! Barbados is waaaaaay down by South America, almost to…
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An Artful Holiday

I keep threatening everyone that one year, over the winter holidays, I am going away to an island.  Since that didn't happen again this year, I tried to pack as much art as possible into my days off.  And I…
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