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Sandra A Wills's Profile


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Sandra A Wills is a multi-dimensional artist known for her jewelry designs and warm glass creations. Before focusing on jewelry and glass, Sandra studied graphic design, and worked as a technical writer, editor, and documentation manager. She has always loved making art and it has been a constant throughout her life. Whether painting, sketching, knitting, working with glass, or designing jewelry, Sandra is almost always expressing her creative side. *** Sandra creates original and one-of-a-kind jewelry designs with the intention of showcasing the beauty available in natural gemstones. She believes that wearable art should not cost a fortune and enjoys the challenge of creating pieces that are unique from one another. Aside from visual aesthetics, she is very aware of and works with each piece to ensure it is balanced, moves well, and is comfortable. *** She also enjoys making one-of-a-kind glass pieces; examples of her work include vibrantly colored pendants, plates, and bowls, accented with dichroic glass or painted with glass-line pens. Glass is fragile, difficult, and temperamental, yet it is also one of the most durable of all mediums. The love of a challenge, plus her eye for color and design, make this a very natural extension. Sandra especially loves the way glass looks in different lighting--depending on the time of day, if it is sunny or cloudy, or how the piece is lit, art glass is rarely seen the same way twice. She hopes that each glass piece she creates is as individual as the person to whom it speaks. *** When not crafting, she often works as a freelance editor (http://editor.mouf.net) to help pay the bills as well as helps her wonderful husband keep track of their two cats, two dogs, and very energetic toddler. *** Find me online: *** http://www.sandraawills.com *** http://www.facebook.com/pages/Artistic-Expressions-by-Sandra-A-Wills/138457750194
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Royal Silver - 96 COE

Royal Silver - 96 COE

Item# XR5562
2 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Just lovely, August 17, 2012 4 stars
Pros
My husband thought it looked like metal more than glass. Looks best, to me, on darker glass to get the darker/brighter silver. Looks lovely over the pale gray transparent glass, too. Cut very smoothly.
Cons
Sterling Silver Plated Round Disk Ring

Sterling Silver Plated Round Disk Ring

Item# 85476
So far, so good, July 9, 2011 4 stars
Pros
I ordered one of these for to make a ring at a friend's request. So far, she's really pleased with it. I did not attempt to adjust it at all, figuring my friend/customer should do that instead.
Cons
7-1/4 x 5-1/8 x 2 One Candle Bridge Mold

7-1/4" x 5-1/8" x 2" One Candle Bridge Mold

Item# 128903
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great mold, June 15, 2011 5 stars
Pros
Love this mold. Easy to use.
Cons
Other Thoughts
Always elevate and keep the wholes clear.
Pre-Cut Clear Circles 8 Pack - 96 COE

Pre-Cut Clear Circles 8 Pack - 96 COE

Item# X24630
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Easy jewelry accents, June 7, 2011 4 stars
Pros
Add these to the dichroic pre-cuts and you have easy but beautiful dichro pendants.
Cons
Wish these were sized just a smidge larger than the dichroic precuts, often the clear doesn't cover the dichroic in the fusing process (means extra work with grinding for me for some of these, but not all).
Pre-Cut Black Circles 8 Pack - 96 COE

Pre-Cut Black Circles 8 Pack - 96 COE

Item# X24631
Easy jewelry accents, June 7, 2011 4 stars
Pros
Add these to the dichroic pre-cuts and you have easy but beautiful dichro pendants.
Cons
Wish these were sized just a smidge larger than the dichroic pre-cuts, often the clear doesn't cover the dichroic in the fusing process (means extra work with grinding for me for some of these, but not all).
Pre-Cut Clear Ovals 8 Pack - 96 COE

Pre-Cut Clear Ovals 8 Pack - 96 COE

Item# X24687
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Easy jewelry accents, June 7, 2011 4 stars
Pros
Add these to the dichroic pre-cuts and you have easy but beautiful dichro pendants.
Cons
Wish these were sized just a smidge larger than the dichroic pre-cuts, often the clear doesn't cover the dichroic in the fusing process (means extra work with grinding for me for some of these, but not all).
Spectrum Black Opal 10 Circle - 96 COE

Spectrum Black Opal 10" Circle - 96 COE

Item# X547101
Great blank slate, June 7, 2011 4 stars
Pros
I love these pre-cuts for getting started on bowls and plates. Makes it easy for me to have a nice shape without having to cut it myself.
Cons
Spectrum Clear 12 Circle - 96 COE

Spectrum Clear 12" Circle - 96 COE

Item# XRD12
Great blank slate, June 7, 2011 4 stars
Pros
I love these pre-cuts for getting started on bowls and plates. Makes it easy for me to have a nice shape without having to cut it myself.
Cons
Spectrum Clear 10 Circle - 96 COE

Spectrum Clear 10" Circle - 96 COE

Item# XRD10
Great blank slate, June 7, 2011 4 stars
Pros
I love these pre-cuts for getting started on bowls and plates. Makes it easy for me to have a nice shape without having to cut it myself.
Cons
Rainbow Circles on Thin Black - 96 COE

Rainbow Circles on Thin Black - 96 COE

Item# X24644
Easy jewelry accents, June 7, 2011 4 stars
Pros
Easy to make jewelry accents with these. Especially with the black and clear pre-cuts.
Cons
Wish there were more color and pattern varieties for this whole line of accents.
   
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Sandra A Wills
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joined:Jul 13, 2008
location:HOLLY SPRINGS, NC US
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