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Heartsong beads

10343 North Pacific Hwy Seal Rock Oregon. 97376 Phone 541 563 8789



  I have been a lampworker since 1995, I have surprised myself by sticking with this one art form for so long. I do not take the credit for all the techniques, along my journey I met many wonderful artists who shared their knowledge, I want to give them all credit for my path of discovery ....

Education 1996 Brian Kerklivet ...I learned how to make murrini and floral designs

1999 Sean Tucker Creative Boro sculpture 2000

Larry Brickman Dot mania and he nagged me about bead ends .

2001 Robert Mickleson Boro blowing & sculptural concepts

2007 Andrea Guarino-Slemmons. What can I say the queen of creativity .& pmc..

Books by and DVD's Gail Grosman,

Corina Tettinger

Brent Graber

Awesome pdf tutorials Jennifer Geldard

Sherry Bellamy

Anouk Jasperse

Mike Crowley The glass hive   for great annealers .


I was bitten by the hot glass bug in 1995
 I ran a wonderful ocean front B&B in Yachats Oregon , one of my customers suggested I join her on a trip to Portland to visit Bull seye glass gallery where she was purchasing stained glass. Like a kid in a candy store, I was entranced with the colors of glass and all the wonderful creations in the gallery, I immediately purchased the torch and equipment to get started fusing and lamp working . Glass has my full attention, I have a wonderful studio/gallery across the street from the ocean, in Seal Rock Oregon , I am a full time hot glass artist / jewelry designer .
Bead Unique magazine Oct 2011 page 74....
Also talented Kumihimo  artist Karen DeSousa's book Braiding with Beads, Karen used one  of my focals in the book.Thank you Karen .
Bead Design Feb 2012 issue


About Susan

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~~Heartsong is located in  a 1940‘s funky logging truck garage  building on Pacific Coast Hwy in Seal Rock Oregon . We opened our doors in April 2000 and offer a full selection of beads, beading supplies, tools, and unique, handcrafted jewelry. Plus a huge selection of handmade lampwork glass beads by owner/ Artist Susan P Hanson. Our selection of merchandise changes and increases constantly.  Heartsong  is known for its  friendly helpful  service and provides a warm,creative atmosphere for its customers.
Heartsong  is the destination stop for bead lovers on the Oregon Coast . 

 Igrew up in Newport Wales, G.B my family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1966, ever since I can remember I always had a camera in my hands, so early in life photography was my art form. I always thought I would become a well know photographer, life sometimes fools us . 

In 1989 I moved to Hawaii, purchased a art supply store . I began a glorious adventure . I learned how to paint with every medium made, oils, pastels , silk dyes, acrylics, watercolors, colored pencils, my favorite is watercolors. Although I loved art, no one medium could capture my full attention, I was always distracted by other mediums. I love working with bright colors, which is reflected in my paintings and my present work.

Glass has captured my full attention ......

  
 

 

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