Saturday, January 1, 2011

Diva of the Month - Lea Avroch - Part 1 (Introduction)

Happy 2011 from the Fire Divas! This portion of our blog let's us get to know a new Diva each month. This year we are opening our "Diva of the Month" feature with Lea Avroch.

Lea comes from Long Island in a suburb of NYC, and has a studio set up in her garage. "Not the prettiest & on the small side, but it does the trick" she says. "It's wonderful to be just an hour into Manhattan 1 direction and 20 minutes to the ocean in another direction. I have the best of both worlds in my opinion."

Her current equipment setup is a Scorpion torch, a Glasshive kiln and a ventilation system for safety.

Lea was born in Romania. Her family came here to the US when she was just a little girl so she has very few memories of her life there. "All I DO remember is that we didn't have running water or electricity" she says. "Can you say outhouse?? LOL!"

She has been lampworking for close to 6 years and working with boro for about 4 of those years.

Her favorite type of bead, that she makes over and over, are these beauties (below):

Lea describes her style as eclectic. "My most fun sessions are days that I take out a new press to play with, silver colors, frit, etc. and just see where the glass takes me. I love making focal beads, skeleton key beads, hearts, organics, sets...just about anything. :-)"

And I'll leave you with Lea's links - stay tuned for next week's installment!

LA Jewelry Designs on Artfire ~ LA Jewelry Designs on Etsy ~ Lea's Blogspot ~ Follow Lea on Twitter


  1. Yeah Lea!! I have those last bright blue beads!!! Gorgeous work!!

  2. Kristi, now you need to make something with them & show it off to us! :)

  3. Yay! I love your eclectic style, Lea! Can't wait for the next installments!