Who am I?
My name is Lana Goulding. After leaving high school I began nursing in veterinary practice and subsequently qualified as a Veterinary Nurse a few years later in 1991, and had followed that career path since, with a few minor changes from time to time.
The Beginning Of It All.
I started designing jewellery in September 2011 using old beads I had kept for years in my craft box, you know how that sort of thing happens; I was bored...started messing around stringing and before I knew it a design appeared and I was hooked!
I practiced to begin with by dismantling old necklaces from jumble sales, charity shops, or those given to me by friends and family; the beads were upcycled and given a new look.
Lampwork glass beads were something that I loved to look at and work with, having seen a local lampwork artist, Rebecca Weddell in 2012, I booked into a class to learn how to make the beads finding out that I actually had the knack! I went and bought all the equipment I needed to make my own.
This is where I create my beads for my jewellery designs making them myself using the torch and coloured glass rods on the left of the picture and annealing them in the kiln on the right! Fun, fun, fun!
The Present and Future
I now create lots of designs and effects using different types of glass and techniques, my portfolio pictures (under handmade beads section) give an idea of what I like to produce. I think they are rather special designs which are being incorporated into my pieces or being sold individually or as sets to be used by the purchaser in their own designs. I am completely hooked now!
I recently spent a day with leading enameller and silver clay craftswoman, Joy Funnell, working with Silver clay and enamels. That was really good, I enjoyed this enormously (and I wasnt too bad either!) so I am planning to begin silver clay work in 2016 all being well!
My workshop, pictured above, has been relocated from East Sussex when I moved to Norfolk and is now fully functional, my first beads were made on New Years day 2016!
So.....where can I purchase a Gingebod Designs piece?
You could Click on this link for my shop:
commission me directly!
Do have a look at my portfolio page to see the type of jewellery and lampwork beads that I have created