Small Golden Glass Ball Ornament by Virgil Jones
Handmade by Virgil Jones in Ashville, NC.
Measures about 3 inches in diameter.
In the late 1980’s Virgil was challenged by a friend to make a glass bead. Not one to turn down a challenge, Virgil took a piece of stained glass and a small propane torch and went for it. Within four months he left his career job and started selling glass beads. The jewelry beads quickly grew in size and complexity. Blessed with a short attention span and lots of ambition, Virgil delved into the hot glass world in all its forms.
Today Virgil’s art glass is a contemporary combination of unique old-style skills with modern hand-blown furnace work.