Tracie was a professional silk artist for several years before transitioning to fused glass jewelry in 2001 when she teamed up with Barb DeVeer. Tracie was drawn to the vibrantly colored glass medium as bright colors have always been a fundamental component of her art, but she especially loved the kinetic movement she could achieve with the jewelry via unique ear wires, layering of glass and dangling beads. Tracie also loved the challenge of precision glass fusing, a trademark of DeVeer Designs.
All of the unique glass elements found in the DeVeer Collection are made in Montana. Each piece of glass is hand cut from large sheets, sometimes etched. Designs are created by layering and then each piece is placed in the kiln and heated to temperatures ranging from 1400 to 1600 degrees. After cooling slowly, the glass is then drilled for ear wires or bales and assembled. The ear wires are sterling silver or gold filled, often hand turned and many are of original designs which give the finished work of art it’s unique look.