Hi my name Denise Marie Rossi - DeMarie for short - I make lampwork beads in my glass shop called Glitzy Glass Studio located in lovely Murrieta California. My profile on ebay was glitzyglass with 100 percent feedback and over 800 transactions. I have been a glass artist since 1993, when I turned my hobby into a full time home studio in order to care for my mom who is fighting Alzheimer's Disease.
My mom turned 96 years old this year, fighting Alzheimer's valantly and teaching me things daily. I am hoping to have her with me until she is over 100! We are a team, her and I, along with our little doggie China. UPDATE - My mom passed away on July 9, 2012 and our little dog China passed away on April 12, 2012. I am now joined in my daily torch duties by my lovely rescue BeBe a Coton de Tulear and her fur brother Sampson - a Chipin - together they weigh only 13 pounds, and forever in spirit by my biggest bead fan - my mom.
I work with many types of glass, but find that my favorite is boro. I love the gemstone properties of the glass when it is worked in the flame. Once in a great while I test my skills with "soft" glass imported from Italy. I hope you will enjoy designing with my creations :)!