Snapdragon for the Summer

Article Published: Jun. 9, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Snapdragon for the Summer

ArtWalk is showcasing the handmade jewelry of Snapdragon Studios.

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ArtWalk is featuring the handmade jewelry of Snapdragon Studio this week.

The studio is comprised of a two-person team: Megg Isaac is the artist, and Kimberley King is in charge of the business aspects of the studio.

Snapdragon Studio began as a stained and leaded glass studio and now includes fused and dichroic glass.

From Isaac's studio in Greensboro, she constantly studies techniques in color and glass combinations, metal embedding and cold-working. She has been making ornaments, window hangings, jewelry, mosaics, lamps, stained glass windows and other items for a while, and recently began making jewelry.

ArtWalk is currently displaying her ornaments, wall pocket vases and jewelry, including rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings with fused glass, metal embedding and dichroic glass.

Dichroic glass is made by inserting the glass into a vacuum and dissipating an extremely thin layer of vaporized metal oxides onto its surface, which filters and refracts light, creating the vibrant shimmer dichroic glass is known for.

About her work, Isaac said, "Nature is my primary source for inspiration, and my garden a close second."

When not making art, she is busy hiking and studying music.

Snapdragon Studio's glass is located on ArtWalk's main level. With three and a half floors and more than 300 local, regional and national artists, ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. (across from Mast General Store) in downtown Boone. Hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, or to inquire about individual gallery booths for rent, call (828) 264-9998, e-mail ( or visit

Gallery Times

Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring short news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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