Heather Trimlett

Heather Trimlett

El Cajon, CA, USA


Heather Trimlett is a highly respected teacher and flameworking artist. Her knowledge of glass beadmaking is extensive, shaped by almost 25+ years at the torch. Heather’s work approaches perfection and pushes the envelope in shape and form. Her beads are vibrant in their color and enthusiastic design just like she is, their color palette a crisp and clean mix of primary colors. Heather's first attempt at beadmaking was in 1989 when the American glass bead movement was in its infancy. By 1992 she had an oxygen & propane torch and in 1993 she attended her first SGB Gathering in Prescott, AZ and met an organized group of people doing the same thing. Teaching her first class in 1994, Heather has packed classrooms in San Diego and across the U.S. and Canada ever since. She is a natural instructor - encouraging, demonstrative and patient. It is the questions from her many students that make her study each and every move of her hands or the position of her glass in the flame while she is working. She loves knowing her work this well. A born problem solver, Heather has also designed tools to make her glass beadmaking easier. Her other passion is sharing her knowledge of beadmaking with others and she has written tutorials to do just that. Heather is the 2014 recipient of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers Hall of Flame award. Heather Trimlett loves making beads and has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.


  • beadmaking
  • flame/lampworking


Business Name:
Heather Trimlett
12548 Melrose PL
El Cajon, CA 92021-1620