Formfire: Architecture in Lampwork Jewelry
Amy Holms is architect by day and a serial hobbyist at every other moment (in between being a wife and mom to twin daughters). Her latest passion (which she assures us is permanent) for glass bead and jewelry making is something that she stumbled onto by accident, upon attending… a knitting convention? One of the convention exhibitors was a lampwork beadmaker who sold his beads to be used as stitch markers (her hobby of choice at the time). From that moment on Amy became obsessed with investigating lampworking as her new “hobby”.
Aren’t we glad she did. As a trained architect, we can immediately witness her sensibilities for streamlined, organized, modern aesthetics.
“… the factors I address designing custom homes at my day job are often the same ones I focus on in my glasswork: namely texture, color, form, scale, proportion and relationships between parts and the whole…”
It’s now almost two years ago that Amy took her first lampworking intro class. Within six months she had already developed her distinctive style and within a year she was teaching lampworking. And now, to push her craft to the next level, she is exploring metasmithing. I can’t wait to see where that takes her.
I can only dream of living in one of the gorgeous custom homes that she helps design in Southern California, but I can actually own a piece of her wearable art. I am definitely eyeing the Interlaced Droplet Discs collection. But the Propeller Droplet Series is quite tempting as well. And then, there is Fiery Droplet Disc Necklace. Hummm. You can find her jewelry here on 1000Markets.