Beau Glass Works
My work is inspired by a combination of location, aesthetic, and practicality, and is designed for easy everyday wear. My Pacific Coast collection combines handmade glass beads that echo sea-worn pebbles with beautiful Argentium silver wire (made with recycled silver).
I make colourful, modern jewellery using glass beads I make by hand. My pieces are tactile, visual and add a colourful accent to a sophisticated modern wardrobe. My designs are lightweight, balanced, and easy to wear all day long.
I make every glass bead by hand, etching each one to create the soft, matte surface. I use Argentium silver wire, which is 93.5% fine silver, to make my earwires. My necklaces and bracelets use silver-plated chain, Greek leather, and latex-free rubber accents.
Cathy Beaumont has been designing, making and selling handcrafted jewellery since 2012. She has an extensive background in visual and text communication, and taught graphic design for 12 years through BCIT and Emily Carr University.
Formerly one half of Treats Designs, Cathy created Beau Glass Works in 2017 to showcase her glass beads. She has studied beadmaking with several prominent Canadian and US artists, including Holly Cooper, Joanne Andrighetti, Corina Tettinger, Janice Peacock and Margaret Zinser.
She is a member of Terminal City Glass Co-op, Pacific Pyros Beadmakers, Creative Jewellers Guild, Craft Council of British Columbia, the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and the Glass Art Society.