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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERABerna Kilic, a resident of Milton, Ontario has been an active artist since 2004, creating art in the medium of lampworking, glass jewellery. Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as flameworking or torchworking. The earliest verifiable lampworked glass is probably a collection of beads thought to date to the fifth century BC.

Berna was born in Canakkale, a small city on the west coast of Turkey. She graduated from Istanbul University KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAwith a bachelor degree in business administration and started to work in the area of finance . While working in the world of finance, arts and crafts were always her oasis. In 2004 she decided to leave her practical career and the home of her childhood to follow the dream of dedicating herself to her art. Berna has established “Studio Ada” to create her beautiful glass beads, which then become stunning pieces of jewellery.

More information about Berna Kilic and her jewellery can be found at www.adaglass.com

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERALori Cranson began creating handcrafted unique jewellery made from gemstone, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver wire after looking for an artistic medium for her creative ideas. Lori tried mixed media, ceramics and acrylic painting before discovering jewellery making. Her keen sense of colour and fashion made this a natural. She has attended several seminars, and workshops in Toronto, Tucson AZ, San Francisco CA and Florida. Lori’s creative passion has enabled her to develop a solid reputation for innovation in design. She turns her creative ideas into wearable art.

Steve Cranson grew up in an artisan environment. His father, at one point in his life, was a professional starving artist. Like his father, Steve showed an interest in painting, woodworking and photography. Whether it was painting a mural on his bedroom wall, building an end table for their living room or finishing their basement, Steve demonstrated his ability to work with his hands. His Dalo Jewels 2creativity and “a good eye for beauty” can be seen in his many photographs hanging on the walls of their home. He has, also, attended several seminars, and workshops in Toronto, Tucson AZ, New York and Florida. Steve is certified in using Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to create jewellery.

Both Lori and Steve have a flare for turning wire into jewellery (wire weaving, coiling, crocheting knitting as well as chain maille). Every year they upgrade and add to their skill set by attending the latest workshops. They have established their unique jewellery  business as Dalo Jewels.

More information about Dalo Jewels and Lori and Steve Cranson can be fount at www.dalojewels.com

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