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Inside the Studio with Ema Kilroy of Ema K Designs

I’m heading out on vacation. The day this post goes live I’ll be relaxing with my Mom, two sisters and my niece in Florida. We’re heading to a favorite spot of ours on the Gulf of Mexico. As I prepared for this trip I wanted a pendant to wear that captured the turquoisey, blues and greens of the beautiful Gulf waters. I’d say I leaned more toward the blues but I can’t help myself as blue is my favorite color. 
 It’s been difficult for me to find a substantial amount of time in the studio these days. When I have been able to carve out time I’m finding myself drawn toward the torch and working with glass. I spent the earlier part of this year working in metal and now I find the glass is calling me back.

 I love simple, statement jewelry which usually consists of an art bead as a pendant hanging from a silver chain. Lentil shaped beads make me happy.
Lentil shaped beads make perfect focal beads.
I’m enjoying the swirls and visual textures achieved within these beads. Although the beads themselves are smooth.

I tried to mix it up a bit by combining turquoise with a lime green. I don’t think the colors photographed well. It’s much more vibrant in real life.
Here’s my collection of turquoisey, blue jewerly I’ll be wearing beach side!

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Ema Kilroy is a lampworker and metalsmith living and working in Central Massachusetts.