The Glass Works Studio, Ltd. was incorporated in 1983. This is when my mom, Anne, started designing jewelry on our kitchen table in Rockville Centre, NY. She always loved beautiful things and was passionate about surrounding herself with magnificent art. So, it was no surprise to me when she combined a colorful and unique assortment of beads to make a necklace, but mostly to create a wonderful work of art…just like this one, using old beads and new, some Swarovski and some that a person hand blew.
Believe it or not, Anne continues to design using the same inspirations as well as many of the same components she started with…so many years ago. Colorful and unique beads from Czechoslovakia, Japan and China, as well as handmade enamels and hand stamped findings. Her work, from the beginning, created to be enjoyed from year to year, and generation to generation, with her hope that each one of her designs would make a woman feel beautiful, and always be a conversation piece!
My mom is Anne Koplik, and that makes me the luckiest girl in the world!