Handmade American Gifts
Using lampworking and pate de verre glass techniques, Elizabeth Johnson developed her own unique method of making realistic looking glass berries & fruit jewelry.
Pate de verre is a technique of pressing glass powders into a mold and then kiln casting. It is one of the oldest forms of glass working. Literally translated it means glass paste.
Elizabeth is inspired by childhood memories of berry picking. Growing up on a farm gave her a deep appreciation of the textures and colors of nature – especially berries.
“When people stopped me in the street to ask how I kept the raspberries from staining my blouse I knew I was on the right track… Berries speak to us of abundance and healthy pleasures.”
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