Sunday, March 25, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
After the beads come out of the kiln, they get a bit of prep before they find their home in a piece of jewely. A quick dremel on the inside of this black disc bead below removes the dusty release. I always perform this in a well ventalated area with a face mask and pertective eyewear. This is my second dremel. This one was an upgrade and I love it! It has a wide variety of other attachments that I have yet to explore but hope to soon.
The beads are bubbled and washed next to remove any dust or dirt. They dry and then are ready to go.
A thunder storm is rolling in as I write this. The weather has been amazing and to hear the thunder now is almost magestic. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I have to admit I made the project a fam affair as well. My four year old was in charge of handing me the next cork and taking pictures while my two year old handed me the next glue stick and was there for general encouragement. The glue gun portion makes it a little tricky with little excited hands flying around but all were safe:) They were so proud of our little creation. We created a pattern as we went along- but if you don't have little excited ones helping- planning it out might be better:)
|"Whatever you do, pour yourself into it"|
So today I will dip my rods, fire up the kiln and get things moving for the week. I hope everyone has a wonderful and beautiful Sunday!!
Friday, March 9, 2012
I love greens and browns together...throw in some blues and I think it just flows so well. The first piece is simply discs beads stacked while the second has a mix of greens and transparent light blue. The colors of the glass and the various forms take on a lives of their own in each piece. They are earthy and casual.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
I love lamp work and all the wonders of glass but stones, wood, leathers and metals all jive so well together in such creative ways. These necklaces have an earthy feel and bring in some rich colors and textures. Each material has so much to offer and it's fun to see them all hang out together on these fun and casual necklaces. The first piece has three, mini, lamp work beads that were rolled in frit. The frit was then only slightly melted into the body of the bead to leave the surface a bit bumpy and textured. The second piece also has a trio of lamp work but is a simple cream stack dangle.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Thank you to everyone that came out yesterday. It was a wonderful day of great company and art. I have listed the earrings on etsy and will be adding items as the week goes on if you didn't get a chance to find just what you wanted yesterday:)
Thank you again! I love to create art, jewelry and make, make, make...but truly the passion is with the people.