by Colleen Bryan

The Tucson, Arizona, artist incorporates elements of millefiori murrine in most of her handmade artwork. She has focused on beadwork since 2006. “When I’m working on a fused glass piece or a bead, I start with an idea of colors that I want to work with. I make a millefiori cane on the torch through a process of layering molten glass, color upon color, then pulling the design down into a slender rod of cane. Once it is cooled, I cut the cane into chips that get melted into the finished piece and resemble tiny flowers. That is my artistic signature.”