SPOTLIGHT: Studio Marcy

Etsy shop name:  Studio Marcy
Location:  Marietta, GA

1. What kind of materials do you use in your creations?
  I use mostly soft glass rods from Murano, Italy,  Lauscha, Germany, the Czech Republic and the United States.  I have some rare glass from Russia that I use too.
2. How did you get into this form of art? 
I painted watercolors previously.  I love layering colors and mixing, so this was a natural companion to doing that.  I had wanted to try large scale glass blowing and thought it might be smarter to start smaller and see whether I was still afraid of flames and broken glass.  I got over both of them.
3. What inspires you? Do you have a plan before you make a piece, or do the
materials “speak” to you?

Just about anything that makes me smile, inspires me.  I look at life as sculptural beads.  It drives my family crazy.  I look at little children, pets and nature and say, “Oh how cute. They’d make such a great bead.”  My family just groans.
4. Do you have a certain design style?
Generally, most people describe it as “whimsical” and it’s definitely sculptural.  Some of them are “cute” and others are just plain “weird”.
5. What is your favorite technique?
Sculpting molten glass.  It’s similar to the viscosity of thick honey when I work with it.
6. Other than Etsy, where could someone find your creations?
Well, right now I’ve got work in a traveling juried show that is at Bead & Button and then will be going to Oakland, CA next.  And I have lots of beads in my kitchen and studio, and I have photos of some beads on my old website that I don’t use, and I am at the Indie Craft Experience this weekend.  I think my etsy shop is the best place to find me.

7. What is your favorite part of being a member of EtsyBEAD?
I love the members.  What a bunch of really nice people.  They are cool, supportive, smart, generous with their knowledge and assistance and kind to each other.  You can’t beat that.




12 Responses

  1. Wonderful interview, love those critters and every bead brought a smile to my face!

  2. Wonderful interview. I love the key lime pie bead (that’s my favorite dessert in the world !) I at one time thought about buying that little dog bead to make a keyring for my daughter, but she had to give the dog away so then I decided it would make her too sad (constant reminder, ya know). Anyway, Marcy, I love your beads, they are definitely whimsical. Love my sea shell beads I bought from you !

  3. Marcy – what can I say? I’m obsessed with your beads, most especially your food items. Breakfast anyone?

    You’re the bomb – hey how about some firecrackers??

  4. Awesome interview. Studio Marcy is one of my favorite artists. I love the food, how cute.

  5. BTW, the bumblebees are my favorite.

  6. You all are so nice. Thanks so much. Deronda, thank you for posting this too.


  7. So creative I can’t stand it! Every time I think I have found my favorite, the next one is even better. Key lime pie? Bacon and eggs? Just awesome.

    Great interview.

  8. Mmmmm, mmmmm, key lime pie… my favorite! And breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. StudioMarcy not only has talent, but good “taste”!

  9. I know Linda, all her beads are so amazing!!

    LOL about the firecrackers, Vicki!!

  10. LOVE Marcy’s beads! Wonderful spotlight – you picked some great beads to show off! Ha! Love her family’s response! LOL!

  11. This work is amazing! I enjoyed the interview and viewing your work Linda. It is no wonder you were spotlighted by this group! Best wishes for your continued success.

  12. Awesome interview! I LOVE Studio Marcy’s beads too – those cupcake beads look delicious!

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