I'm Noelle, and I am a treasure hunter. I love to comb beaches and riverbeds, always searching to see what the water will reveal for me. I have always gravitated towards the translucent bits - sea glass, agates, quartz. But after years of finding these glassy treasures, my "glassyrocks," I wasn't sure what to do with them - until I realized there might be a place for them in the stained glass art I was already making.
And so I started working with more than just stained glass - with quartz and agates and amethyst and labradorite and aventurine and sea glass and any number of other stones and crystals and minerals. That's not to say I don't occasionally still make a piece in only glass, but I love the weight and interest these glassy rocks bring to my work. Then I started layering more glass over these pieces. As far as I can tell, these pieces and this style are pretty unique - it's hard to find anything like them elsewhere.
I make every handmade piece in my store from scratch - carefully hand-selecting every agate, gemstone, crystal and piece of stained glass and glass, so that they fit perfectly together. When I can't find a stone locally here in the Pacific Northwest, I rely on ethical and environmentally aware importers.
My stained glass designs and patterns rely heavily on both my years of experimenting with stained glass, and my childhood, growing up very close to the incredible museums of New York City. Being able to see the works of artists like Louis Comfort Tiffany and Frank Lloyd Wright in person, again and again (even if I didn't always appreciate my parents dragging us there!) had a long-standing impact on me. My aesthetic is heavily influenced by both that exposure and a Master's Degree in Art History from the University of Washington.
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