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Cindy Gimbrone


Studio Saturday with Cindy Gimbrone

Welcome to Studio
Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into
their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related
question of our readers and hope you’ll leave comments! As an incentive
we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.

This week’s winner is Mary Jane Dodd! Congratulations, Mary Jane! You’ve won Heather’s oak leaf beads. Send an email to Heather and she’ll send your prize right over to you!

Welcome to the Studio of Cindy Gimbrone!

Good morning, ABS-ers! The first question you’re probably asking is: Where have I been?

Lots has transpired dear readers but the main culprit keeping me from you is a full time sign language interpreting job. Working my hands and arms all day keeps me from working my hands and arms all night and weekend making beads.

Something had to give. I’ve re-focused my energy into perfecting new beadmaking techniques and incorporating those beads into projects and articles.

You’ve seen me branch out into polymer clay and metal. For the past few months I’ve been experimenting and perfecting molded fused rings. I’ve used frit mixes, single color frit, iridescent frit and dichroic frit. Here’s a sampling of what’s come out of the kiln.

Some people are able to work full time and still keep up with their production of artwork. I’m not. I had to choose. I’m wondering how you feel? Are you balancing everything or are you choosing?

Share your thoughts and you’ll be entered to win a fused glass donut.

I look forward to reading your comments!