Phyllis L’Hommedieu planned to be a computer scientist.
But her interest shifted when she took a stained glass class at Cal State Fullerton.
Unfortunately, she had to drop the class after one of her son’s suffered an accident and needed special care. Ten years ago she took an online glass class and began attending a conference in Las Vegas.
“I just thought it was really fascinating; I was hooked,” said L’Hommedieu about learning to make art pieces out of melting glass. “I started playing with glass, melting it and I never looked back.”
L’Hommedieu, of Placentia, and her son, Kevin Bellwood, co-partnered to open Glass Obsessions three years ago in Yorba Linda.
At Glass Obsessions customers can buy gifts from the artists’ gallery, take a class to learn how to make glass pieces or buy supplies to make their own if they already know how to work with glass.
Glass Obsessions offers a variety of glasses such as frit, sheet, diachronic, color bars, stringer and rod glass.
Christmas ornaments, beads and jewelry are some of the items that can be made with the glass sold in the shop.