Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Last night was a great bead making night. I made the bead above and trapped a bit of summer air inside forever. When the bead is molten, I make a quick poke into the bead body with a tool and then top it with a transparent glass. A tiny bit of air is trapped in there and creates a bubble. This technique can is often used to make the center of flowers or add some quick dimension to a bead. I think this one looks like a big eye checking you out:)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
and they are great!
I have already dipped my mandrels for tonight! I am going to be camping out in my studio to produce, create and make make make! The results will see you tomorrow!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
|Creative Essence - Clarence Center, NY|
It was a great night last night! Creative Essence is looking amazing and it was so fun and inspiring!
Friday, June 24, 2011
I love Birthdays of other people because I love to celebrate the fact that they were born and they are here. For myself I always use it to set goals, reflect and regroup and who knew that a little bottle of stale saffron would help point me in the right direction as a start this new year of life.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Today I am going to the last creative get- together with the group at Creative Essence before the opening of the shop and craft center. I am taking my jewelry to the shop to display and sell and meeting with this amazing group of women. The grand opening and open house is in a week! So exciting!
I created a link to their site on the left ....so check it out:)
Monday, June 13, 2011
This technique is a bit of a challenge but I love the results. I first lay an opaque series of dots around the plain body of the bead and melt it in. I then layer a transparent layer of dots on the first layer and melt it in. I repeat, spin and layer with proper placement and it creates this fish scale look. It calls for a steady hand a bit of patience, which is a good practice in any regard. I love the dimension, use of color and the challenge. Happy Monday to all!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I have wanted a letter/number stamping set for awhile. I found a great price at Harbor Freight (with a little help from my sister-in-law, the craft genius). It was $6.99 for the set and with shipping it was about $15. It would be better priced to get it at the store without the 2 lb shipping charge:). This morning I attempted my first round- so fun! I used a concrete surface with one towel layer beneath, then the copper plates. With a few swift taps with a heavy duty hammer on these bad boys and magic- WORDS! I am so easily amused. The sky is the limit and I can't wait to incorporate this into some of my work.
Monday, June 6, 2011
|Sweet Morgan's pottery|
It has been a long drought since I have been at the torch. June is a crazy month! I have two classes left in my grad work and I am preparing for the comps and my final projects. There is life and fun and all the summer events that we look forward to during the long winter. So when I am aching to work with my glass and be at the flame some amazing people unknowingly tide me over. I just take a look around the house or in the garden and feel a bit satisfied not only to view the work I treasure from others but to think of how I treasure them in my heart. I would be nothing without them in terms of inspiration and life in general. So the torch will have to wait until I can sneak some time between this and that but there is no lack of inspiration from the amazing people that carry us through life.
|My brother, Josh's work..boggles my mind|
|Morgan's amazing piece|
|Morgan's creative idea for the garden|
|Bird house by Philpa|
|My Grandpa made this for me when I was one..now my kiddos sit in it|
|One of Grammy's amazing quilts|
|Mom's stained glass|