Martha Proctor - Liquid Sand Studio



Select Items may now be purchased online using Google Checkout

Private Lessons Available
New Students Welcome! More info CLICK HERE.

Wholesale inquiries, design workshops, jewelry parties, studio visits, demonstrations
Please Contact Us.

2011 Snow Farm Seconds Sale
Williamsburg, MA

November 11, 12, 13
November 18, 19, 20
November 25, 26, 27
10:00 to 4:00pm each day
$1 admission to benefit the Summer High School Program Scholarship Fund

Local Venues:

The Hempest - Northampton
177 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(Map It)

The Blue Marble
191 N. Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002
(Map It)

The Toy Boat
Straight Wharf 41
Nantucket, MA 02554

West Coast

Seattle Glassblowing Studio
2227 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-2181
(Map It)



"Making Beautiful Things"
by Alice Korach

Lapidary Journal
October 2006 "Beads"

Bead Unique
Issue 11 - Gallery pages

Bead and Button
October 2010 (p.5)

Bumpy Beads
Click on a picture for more infomation and how to buy...

"Bumpies" are made by winding thin glass rods (coil-potting) on a mandrel to create a hollow form. When the form is complete, hot air trapped inside expands and puffs up the glass, rounding the bead's shape.

Small Bumpy Beads

The surface is decorated with small drops of color, magnified by a lens of clear glass. The bumps can be raked and plunged with a pick to create more intricate designs, and in some colors their edges have a metallic sheen, resembling gems set in tiny bezels.
Click Here for more on beadmaking techniques...

Two Beads

Bumpy beads are unique and challenging to the designer, yet they are so unusual and eye-catching that each bead really stands alone as a tiny, collectible work of art. They can be focal pieces for jewelry, ornaments, and lamp pulls.

Please contact the artist to purchase bumpy beads