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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 and various forms of jewelry making out of my home studio. I have been making my art for the last 20+ 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!
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 :)
Oh how I love to be out in nature! It always brings me back to center. I recently got to enjoy a gorgeous weekend out in the pines in Payson, Arizona. The weather was perfect, we even got some sprinkles on some of our expeditions. My father, my husband, and I went on a weekend rock-hunt. We were looking for quartz crystal points, geodes, and fossils. We found all of them in abundance. As we were out at the sites, I was paying special attention to my senses, from hearing the wind in the trees, to the sounds of the birds calling to each other. Feeling the sun on my face and the breeze in my hair. We were down on our hands and knees as we dug or looked for the stones and fossils. The rain had made the soil nice and rich, I would close my eyes every so often and just breathe in so deeply, the smell was intoxicating! I have always loved the smell of wet earth. I felt like I might just be in heaven! Every little bug or critter I came upon I said "hi" to, and even got to hold and pet a horned-toad who I happened upon. We are so blessed to have this Earth!!  I feel her spirit when I am in her woods, her forests, her beaches, her beautiful and sacred places! My fingers were covered in dirt and it was caked up under my fingernails, and it made me feel perfectly at home. The sun would glisten off of the crystals that we found, it was like she was gifting us with these little treasures, and I thanked her with each one that I found!
We also got a chance to visit the Shoofly Native American ruins, and as I walked through the crumbling buildings and pathways, I felt such a peace! We hiked along the creek, we also got to visit the Tonto Natural Arch, and it never ceases to amaze me the beauty that Mother Earth gives to us to enjoy! And I thank her! (You can see some photos from this trip in my gallery - both under "My Gemstones" and "Photography" sections, as well as the main featured gallery.

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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Edited 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for addingSweet Surrender by LASKANWLFto your faves Jodi!! :hug: Please check out the REST of my gallery...you just never know what you'll find in there!  :heart:~:gallery: www.deviantart.com/?qh=&se…

~Michael
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DaraGallery Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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zisgul Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Thank you for the +fav  :iconrainbow-heartplz:
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NijiUsagi Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
ohmygoodness thank you for the watch!!!Huggle! :happybounce: La la la la I think I've fainted. Heart 
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Bazz-photography Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   Photographer
Thank you for your comments. I had a look around your gallery it was well worth the visit.
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andromeda Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Baz, I really enjoyed yours as well! :)
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policegirl01 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
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AnitaBurnevik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your glass work was the first thing that captured my heart and now I found this beautiful word bowl and traced it back to you. Your work draws me like a butterfly to a flame. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Keep on adding your pieces of beauty to this world. 
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andromeda Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Anita, Thank you so much!!! You really made my day! I am so grateful to you for taking your time to send me your lovely note! I am so glad my artwork touches you! That makes me so happy! :)
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AnitaBurnevik Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are welcome it is totally my pleasure. 
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