553 Fate Morrison Road
Fox, Arkansas 72051
Maria Smith was born in Havana,Cuba. While she was a child her family moved to the United States to escape Castro’s Communist regime.
Several years ago she was introduced to lamp work method of glass bead making and she was hooked. The fluid consistency of molten glass and the amazing color combinations means she is always coming up with new and beautiful designs. Maria gets her color ideas from nature; a bird, a butterfly, a flower, fish and sunsets. She then creates beautiful earrings, bracelets, necklaces.
You can find her bead jewelry for sale at the Arkansas Craft Gallery in Mountain View, Arkansas.
Maria lives with her musician husband, Dave Smith, on their mountain top farm in the rural community of Fox in north central Arkansas. When not in her workshop she enjoys gardening, hiking or floating the Buffalo and White Rivers