Sheila Checkoway is the resident artist at Elsie Kaye Glassworks and teaches all aspects of soft glass bead-making. She has been melting glass since 1996 in a hot shop and making glass beads since 2008. Her style is described as a mixture of organic and bling: other lampworkers and jewelry designers describe her beads as ‘different’ and ‘unique’. Sheila sells her glass beads to jewelry artists and crafters at northeast bead shows and online on Etsy at CheckowayGlass. Her workshops are an opportunity to share in her enthusiasm and garner an array of skills.