Jennifer Bull and Dia Hilton strive to master the art of glass beadmaking while being creative and having fun. Both artists work out of their studios equipped with oxy/propane torches, kilns and lots and lots of glass! Because of this they are able to produce high quality, beautiful Glass Beads and Jewelry.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a major in Communications, emphasis in Marketing and Advertising. She was working in the financial world in marketing until the summer of 2005 when she decided to stay home with her new baby girl. After making this life affirming decision she opened Hot Tempered Glass with Dia Hilton. Back in 2001, when Jennifer started making Lampwork beads as a hobby she never thought it would turn into a business.
She returned to a marketing position full time when her daughter started school but in her free time she still enjoys making fantastic glass beads, some small sculptural works, and jewelry.
Jennifer teaches Lampwork classes upon request. For more information please fill out the Contact Us form.
Dia is employed full time as an Information Services Technician for the City of Omaha and Douglas County. She enjoys her work for the city and county but needed to find yet another creative outlet (she also is a photographer and does pewter casting) so she started working with glass.
Dia started making beads in 2001 and after a few months of making beads she began teaching others this wonderful art of playing with fire and glass.
Dia spends her spare time volunteering in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), making exquisite glass beads and designing inspiring jewelry.
She also continues to teach classes. For information on classes and schedules please fill out the Contact Us form.