Portraits Under Glass (P.U.G.) is a line of Lampwork Keepsakes
that I produce in my home studio located in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canada.  I have been making lampwork beads for several years
now and have discovered my passion for producing personalized
beads. The first portrait bead that I made was of my pug puppy that
passed away when she was only 8 months old.  Her name was Mia
and I wear her on my necklace so she is never far from my heart.  
Portraits Under Glass

Lampworking is a type of glass work where a torch is used to
melt the glass.  Once in a molten state, the glass is formed and
shaped with tools and hand movements.  It is also known as
Flameworking or Torch working.  Lampworking became widely
practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century.  It is now widely
practiced by many artisans in their home studios.  

My sister asked me to join her in an introductory class of
lampworking in Rochester, NY.  I agreed to go and as soon as I
made my first bead, I was hooked and haven't looked back.  
Mother and Child
Full Assortment
Over the Moon Pendant
Mother and Child