Hi, I'm Larissa.

For almost two decades now, I have been making glass beads. I have been making jewelry almost as long as I can remember.


Making beads and jewelry makes me happy. I love being at the torch in my studio while listening to music and drinking tea. It feels good to create something from a few materials with a few tools. It’s satisfying to put all my energy and focus into what I am creating. Then, the finished product goes out into the world and becomes a little part of someones life. That makes me happy too!


I've been married to my best friend, Robbie, since we were 17 and 18. We‘re the exception to the rule, and are still very happy and in love.  We have two teenage sons, Jasper and Kai, who are 14 and 19. We've all grown up together.

I love life. Every morning I take a moment to feel happy and grateful just because I am alive and breathing and have another chance to begin a new day. There are SO many things that I enjoy doing! Nutrition, is another huge passion of mine. It helps me feel my best so I can do more of the things I love. I spend part of my working time as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) at Bend Nutritional Therapy.

Besides being in my studio, things I love to do the most include....spending time with my family and friends, snowboarding, hiking, swimming (especially in the ocean), cartwheels and handstands on the beach, yoga, being an auntie, gardening, traveling, learning, reading, watching documentaries, eating delicious food and sunbathing.

Larissa Spafford Designs Bend, OR (541)318-4757 Larissa@LarissaSpafford.com

Starting a round bead

Each bead is made carefully one at a time in the flame of a torch that runs on oxygen an propane. All the work must be done in one sitting.