Founder, Proprietor: Nancy Hedrick Sandpiper Gallery1123 Bridge StreetAshtabula,
One day I decided I wanted to make a bracelet to match a necklace I'd received
from my husband, Doug, for Christmas. A trip to a bead store and then a search online led me to the wonderful world of lampwork.
I had never seen this before but I was immediately hooked. After taking a couple classes and buying a torch, kiln, tools,
and lots of glass, I had everything I needed to create my own beads. Doug thought it looked like something he'd also enjoy,
so off he went to metalsmithing classes. Now here we are with our own jewelry business in the making.