Jewelry artist Bev McQuary will be at Penn Cove Gallery on Saturday, March 17th, from 10-5pm, “playing with fire”, or rather discussing her bead-making process. Glass bead making involves melting colorful Italian soda-lime glass rods around a mandrel with a propane/oxygen torch and then embellishing them with more glass. The combination of color and techniques, while maintaining control of hot glass, is an exciting dance on an incredibly small palette. The glass beads are then incorporated into unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces with silver or copper wire. See Bev's demonstration here.