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Occupation Lampwork Artist
Location London
Introduction Now I get to tell you all about the wonderful world of me. My name is Shahlaa, I'm 24 & live in London with my lovely husband. I began my interest into lampwork & jewellery a few years ago when I picked up some beads & wire & ended up with a pretty necklace. I then rolled out into bridal jewellery & have my own successful bespoke bridal & occasion online jewellery business. I then found lampwork beads & got really interested in the creativity behind them. I booked a beginners course with Sam Halliwell of Aurora Beads and was hooked! I love making beads! For me it is the ultimate art. It incorporates detailed small scale work, a little bit of danger, & a mini masterpiece at the end. I started making beads myself in 2008 on basic torch & I recently upgraded to professional lampworking set up. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have a one-to-one with the inspirational lampwork artist Julie Fountain of Lush Lampwork, which has totally helped me find my style of glass making. Outside of the bead world I am studying hard at medical school & only have a 2yrs to go until I am fully qualified. I am very blessed to have a supportive husband and a wonderful family.
Interests Making glass beads, playing with fire, making jewellery, bridal jewellery, painting, cooking
Favorite Movies A walk to remember, Bourne trilogy, the Lakehouse, Twilight
Favorite Music Hillsong united, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Scouting for girls, Britney Spears, Pussy Cat Dolls, Justin Timberlake, Classical FM.
Favorite Books Twilight!! Shopaholics series, anything by Sophie Kinsella, the Time Traveller's Wife.