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Jodi Hesting
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
About me...well I am a full time artist and I also teach classes in glass working, clay, and various forms of jewelry making out of my home studio. I have been making my art for the last 30 years, and I have been through many stages. I work mostly with hot glass, but also love to dabble in wood-burning(pyrograhpy), silver-smithing, jewelry creation, stained glass, painting, leather-work, crochet, and clay. If I stay creating in one medium for too long I get bored, so I move back and forth frequently, but melting glass always draws me back the fastest! Must be the pyro in me!

I am inspired by, and pull my designs from nature and my surroundings here in the beautiful Arizona desert. I love color and can't help but to use a lot of it!
I love living in Arizona and enjoy hiking, traveling, rock and gem hunting, exploring, camping, star-watching, and listening to my favorite music while I burn some incense and create!

I feel so blessed to be able to live my passion and follow my journey of "Sacred Creating. I do this with intentional creating, meditation, blessing and even prayer, using these to infuse my hands and heart and to create with the healing energies of love! This process is so very healing for myself and I hope healing for others as I create and offer my "Medicine Art". My hope and joy is that I can touch just a little bit of this world with God's unconditional love through the talents He has given me!

Thanks for checking out my stuff and if you so feel inclined to leave a comment!
You can find my work for sale on my website www.beadworx.com
Blessings!
Jodi :)
I love to do little things to show my gratitude, to show my love, to share my joy, to spread sunshine and sparkle out in the world, and just honor life! It helps me to pay even more attention to all the wonderful blessings around me, which seems to bring even more blessings and more joy in!  I call these little things that I do "ceremonies". I don't follow any kind of rules about it, I just follow my heart. I get up and light some candles and burn some sage and say a prayer before I start my day. I do a thankful 
ceremony and just beat on my pow-wow drum really loud and send the vibrations of peace and unconditional love out into the world. I hear a song that I love and I stop on the spot and dance my heart out for pure JOY and send that energy of the dance out to the world and to God as a gift of gratitude! I ask for the spirits of my past loved ones to surround me as I have a fun day of creating, to share the love of that with me. I go to sleep with crystals under my pillow to aid in bringing me messages from the angels. I create prayer altars and write my prayers and others prayers on scrolls and place them into a bowl surrounded by crystals to send the prayers to God and be strengthened by Mother Earth. I look for the secrets that are hidden in a day to bring me smiles, I listen for the whispers brought by the wind and the birds and trees to tell me of love.  Beauty, Joy and Miracles are all around us!
For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear! 

Prayer Offering by andromeda

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DreamsOfGems Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fave! :)
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blenqui Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!:) (Smile) .:Happy star:. :squeak:  
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JKL-Designs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Loving your torch set up! :D
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Jelisaveta, I like it even better now that I am set up in my inside studio :) This photo was when I had my set up in our garage.
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JKL-Designs Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Any time, Jodi :) Aww I can imagine! I'm currently trying to set up a proper work place for metalwork, so seeing stuff like that always puts a smile on my face. Man, I'd love to learn to work with glass someday too. :D
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are lucky, starting metal work at such a young age. I was also into metal work when I was 17 and 18, it was that time being on a torch that eventually led me into doing glass work on the torch..so you are headed in the right direction :)
My favorite pieces I have ever made are the marriage of the two, glass and metal :)
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SerenityWireDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav!
I'm glad you liked my pendant:)
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FrostFeather42 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your jewelry and such is fantastic! Very beautiful work you have!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much Frost Feather :)
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Cocooue Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Photographer
Thanks for the fave on my DD :hug:
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