After 12 years of people asking "Where do you get your beads?" and me patiently explaining to blank faces that I 'make' the beads here is living proof that yes, I make every single glass bead that goes into my jewelry. Working with an amazing KC photographer, Sharon Gottula, www.sharongottula.com, and follow her at @gottulaphotography on Instagram. We knocked this out in just a few fun hours of her hovering over my bench and what's more impressive was that no one got burned during the filming of this show. So yes, I make the beads, and she makes it look effortless and fun. Plus she made me clean the studio for this so that was a nice kick in the rear to get my space a little nicer... Thanks Sharon!