About Wrist Flair
Wrist Flair is Meagan Steinberg's creations, featuring glass beads made by hand and used to design one of a kind jewelry and accessories.
The process I use to make the glass beads is an art called lampworking. I use a torch and glass rods to make each bead. The glass rods come in every color imaginable (pictured below).
I melt the glass in the flame, and it drips onto a steel mandrel (or steel stick). I turn the mandrel in the flame so the glass does not drip. I continue to add glass to make the bead larger, use other tools to shape the beads, etc. When I have the bead to the desired size, I put it in my kiln. This allows the bead to anneal, or gain strength and durability for every day use. It also allows the bead to cool at a slow pace. Glass beads that cool to quickly will crack.
I'm from Iowa and my studio is located in a rural farm setting in the northern part of the state.
I strive to make pieces that are functional, modern in design and striking in color and overall look. Another priority for me is keeping my prices affordable. Each bead is handmade so time and skill are involved in making your piece. I believe my prices reflect the experience I hold as a lampwork artist (I've been at this since 2008), and the quality of the product you will receive.