Monday, July 30, 2012

I ordered some new glass! I had been without some colors that I love.  One of them was this deep blue. Gorgeous!  I got right to work on some blue discs and this piece resulted.  I love the stacked discs of varied sizes. 
Next up...More Wharf. I will be there next on August 11th.  Can't wait!! Hope for low winds and sunny skies.  I will post my preps and new projects.  Happy Monday to all!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Special Gift

 I have a wonderful cousin that loves green.  She is always doing thoughtful things for other people and she is just one of those people you are happy to know and have in your life.  I made her this necklace this morning. It is a simple stack of my lamp work on green leather.  The hand stamped dangles in the back have her initials on them.  I am excited to send it her way and hopefully brighten her day. 
I have a shipment of glass coming in tomorrow.  I can hardly contain myself.  The colors are for some specific projects I am working on but I also have some fun new colors just to try and see on the way. It will be great to fire up the torch and see how it all turns out.  I hope Wednesday is great out there.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Hot Summer Monday Post! The sun is shining and the beads goodies are flowing.  I created this necklaces with a bright green/yellow leather.  I made the beads from red carrot glass. So bright and playful yet simple and unique.  I want to duplicate the design with other colors and see how that shapes up. 
I am still working on projects, firing up the torch when the sun goes down and enjoying this beautiful season. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New findings and exciting happenings....

I love glass and creating how I want a piece to look..but interesting and fun findings add so much to each piece as well.  I love buttons and found the 'militaires equipements' button is a storage box I bought at an estate sale.  The bright blue and green goodies are from Ecuador.  It is dyed wood/nut..I can't wait to find a home for these goodies. The bracelet above is funky and unique. I included stones, charms, wood and metal with the glass.  The earrings below are made with tiny lamp work beads and accented with carved buttons.   I am always on the look out for interesting and odd findings that love to hang out with my glass. 

In other news...the Buffalo Saturday Art Market is in full swing. I have participated in two dates and it has been wonderful.  The first day was perfect! Great people, weather, music and art.   The second date was crazy to start due to a nutty storm.  It cleared up and ended up to be an amazing day also. I would have blown away if it wasn't for some amazing and kind people.  Buffalo is called the city of good neighbors and it is so very true.    As the day went on, I met some more great people, signed up for some new and exciting projects and enjoyed what this beautiful city has to offer.    I will be there next on August 11th from 10-5... See you there:) 

Summer is going well. We have been very busy with bubbles, swimming, playing, and adventures.  I hope your summer is going great too.  This is an amazing time of year!