Paradise Lampwork Beads + Botanicals ArtFire Studio is a partnership of Daniel Caracas and Jenelle Aubade, glass artists.
We have been creating handmade glass beads for Jewelry Designers since 2006.
Daniel creates larger focal beads – with a background in drawing he has a steady hand and works with intricate details.
Jenelle specializes in smaller more organic shapes and styles and also makes a line of lampwork Jewelry called Heart of Glass, focusing on long boho knotted necklaces made with the beads she creates.
We also work with Upcycling glass bottles into beads.
We started out in North Carolina and enjoyed owning a retail store there called Beads + Botanicals where we sold our glass art beads and handmade soap and sundries.
After relocating to Olympia, WA, to be closer to family for a few years, we migrated South to Baja Sur California, Mexico. We enjoy the Ocean and warm sunny weather and have an ocean view outside of our glass studio which may be why one of our specialties is a line of heart beads with ocean waves on them, and a collection of glass beads with fine silver and etching that resemble sea glass which we call “Sea Salt” beads.
In our ArtFire Studio online we offer our glass beads, lampworking tutorials, and Jenelle’s Jewelry. We have been with ArtFire for many years and love it!
We teach glass lamp working classes in our private home studio December through March each year in Baja.
The most satisfying thing about our craft is seeing the jewelry that designers create with our glass beads!
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