Beaded Chic started in Harrogate, UK back in 2004 with a small table of jewelry at a local show. With help from friends (late night beading and stringing sessions), before I knew it, I was doing shows that ranged from 30 to 300 crafters
I fell in love with Lampwork Glass there and started using it in my designs. After taking one class there, I was hooked!! But with small children and an infant son, I couldn't start playing with fire just yet.
When we moved back to the states in late 2008, I really wanted to keep working with fire and glass. Took a weekend course, studied every thing I could get my hands on, and with the help of close friends, Beaded Chic was re-born here in the US.
While I am the glass artist and pricipal owner of Beaded Chic Glassworks, it is still a small family operated business. Specializing in Renaissance, Steampunk, and Celtic shows, the company has now branched out to include functional fused glass artwork under the name MAD Glassworks.
I hope you enjoy the website and see us at a show soon!