.[The Mistress behind the madness].
|Ok, well you''ve obviously come here to find out who I am, what I do and who''s pants are those... |
.[Who]. - Samantha Stitz
.[What]. - I am... and just that.
.[Where]. - BrisVegas, Australia
Between 2003 and 2004 I obtained my Certificate III & IV in Business Administration, excelling at accounting and database creation while working for myself freelance.
As a result in a move in 2004 I fell into sales and the construction industry which I unknowingly ended up loving. Currently I am working internally for a great construction company dealing with Brisbane''s major infrastructure projects.
Since 2006 I have been dabbling in the realms of jewellery making which has since resulted in "the stash" aka, a legitimate excuse to purchase and play with shiny things without looking like a bag lady.
In 2008 I had a life changing moment when my mother purchased a dichroic glass pendant and made the mistake of showing me. I had a light bulb moment and realised I _HAD_ to learn how to make these wonderful creations. Thanks to the internet, the purchase of a kiln and many hours of fiddling you can all see the result of my obsession.
In 2010 after two years of attempting to put up an online store, Hextasy - Designs of Decadence is now fully operational.
Now to make matters worse, in 2010 I started crossing paths with various lampwork beads, the same lightbulb moment and itch of I _HAD_ to learn how to do this happened all over again. I started out with a hot head melting glass on my back veranda with the BBQ gas cylinder and discovered that hey "Burning things rocks!" from there my dad suggested that I borrow his welding oxy bottle. What a mistake that was! he was not to get it back!
SO, another kiln later and a dodgy table in the garage is where I started with my Cricket, but I wasn't satisfied, nope, I upgraded to a Norton Mega Minor and just recently "the beast" a Nortel Red Max apparently big Red wasn't enough and topped off the studio with "the tank" aka a Bethlehem Bravo. So after much shuffling around I now have a full blown torch studio setup which I can not spend enough waking hours in.