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Sharon Carlucci / Carlucci Glassworks

jewelry / glass

Hometown: Reading, PA

When Sharon Carlucci founded Carlucci Glassworks, she knew that she’d have a unique perspective: Carlucci was more of a needle worker, with a background in knitting and embroidery. For this reason, it didn’t take long for Carlucci to excel in glass bead-making, and now her lamp-worked glass beads are highly coveted in the glass community. These fine, hand-crafted glass beads have earned Carlucci a place among the most renowned bead­-makers in the world, and Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is proud to have her among us.

Carlucci Glassworks beads are made using an oxygen and gas torch with Italian colored glass rods in Carlucci’s Reading, Penn. studio. The glass is heated around a steel rod and then meticulously shaped and decorated using additional glass chosen by Carlucci herself. The beads are then placed into a kiln to cool and temper. Finally, Carlucci finishes each creation with beautiful wire wrapping to showcase and honor each individual bead. Come and see Carlucci’s beads in person at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals!