Sunday, October 28, 2018

New Focal Beads

The above focals have just been listed on Facebook Lampwork Bead Market.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

New Electroformed Focals

Sterling Silver Cuff

Here is my most recent bracelet.  It is a sterling silver cuff, etched with spring flowers, and accented with three small amethyst stones.  One edge is straight and refined, and the other is melted, pounded and finished with a darker patina to emphasize the organic element.  The patina has hints of blues and magentas, which I could not capture in the photograph.  I am going to further explore this "a little hard and a little soft" style.

I am going to try to make it to the torch this weekend and see if I remember how to make beads :)

Have a great weekend, and as always, thanks for looking!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Do Something That Makes Your Heart Sing!



I have to say that I love metal as much as glass.  I never thought I would say that, but every time I get to sneak out to the studio, I'm drawn to the soldering torch instead of the lampworking torch.  I know it is because it's new and I have so many ideas to try.  Bottom line is that I need more time to do both, as it is good for the soul. 
Thanks for looking, and I hope you get to do something today that makes your heart sing!

Monday, April 4, 2016

In the Works



I have been working in the studio making rings, bracelets and earrings...and having a blast!  I have to say that I love working with metal as much as I love melting glass.  I feels good to learn new skills and work at improving them.  I have acquired a cabochon machine and will be making my own stones soon. 

I hope to have a few pieces for sale soon!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 11, 2016

A Silver Lining!

Silver Cuff with Smokey Quartz

Silver Cuff with Smokey Quartz

Silver Cuff with Smokey Quartz

Silver Cuff with Smokey Quartz
I have been creating with silver lately, and love working metal!  Now to have metal meet glass...

I took an online class by Leslie Kail Villarreal.  After making the class project, I made the above bracelet...all components are hand made with the exception of the bezel cups.  After etching the silver, I fabricated the cone for the center stone, ground down the faceted smokey topaz stones into cabochons and made the domed flowers and leaves.  I am very happy with the results.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kiln Harvest

Here are a few beads from the weekend.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lighting the Torch Again

Hi All!  It has been a while...Here are a few focal beads from last weekend's torch session.  After taking some time away from the torch the past few years, I hope to be able to spend more time doing what I love...making beads. 

I now have a four to five torch studio set up at my house so I can once again teach classes.  I will be posting pictures, and a schedule, very soon.  The classes will include lapidary, electroforming, all skill levels of bead making and PMC (I am now RioGrand Certified).
Thanks for looking and keep your torch burning bright!  Lisa   

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Here are a few focals from yesterday's torch session.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

1000 Beads book by Lark

I received my Lark 1000 Beads book, and thought I would post the above pictures of my beads that are included. I'm truly honored and humbled to be included with such talented beadmakers.  Congratulations to all, and thanks to Lark and Kristina Logan for affording me this opportunity!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wild Colors!

Here is a bead from the weekend.  It is a little on the wild side for me,
with orange purple and a splash of dichro.