Mary Ila Duntemann

Minneapolis, MN

2019 Booth # 28

© Mary Ila Duntemann

© Mary Ila Duntemann

I create art glass beads.

My glass beads are constructed hollow and then surface decorated using materials including handmade glass shards, handmade frit (crushed glass), reactive frit powder and silver fuming. My beads are then tumbled in a rock tumbler to achieve a soft, smooth, matte finish. Finally, the beads are hand-buffed with a homemade bead luster butter made from olive oil and beeswax.

My beads are made to be held and my beads are made to be worn.