Friday, November 26, 2010

A Little On The Sparkly Side...

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I spent a few hours today hanging out at the studio with Samma. I put a few focals in the kiln, but mostly worked on small donut beads for bracelet orders. It's been a while since I've worked on smaller beads, and really enjoyed it! These are really on the sparkly side! I think I will make these in different colors with matching focals to take to the Eiteljorg Museum show.

I hope you are having a great holiday weekend!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Almost a Water Baby


About a year ago, I was presented with a challenge by a few of my lampwork buddies...NO water babies, meaning that no bead gets dunked. (You know who you are!) Well, I was sure tempted on this one. I wish I had taken a before picture. It was one ugly bead! It was wrong from the beginning, so I put a layer of color over it, razor cut, added a layer of dichro, added some silver glass, razor cut again...and then I over fumed it to the point of not being able to clean it off. Staying with the challenge, into the kiln it went.

Tonight I decided to lap it and see what was beneath. It's not the greatest bead, but it is certainly improved, and kind of cool. I'm really enjoying the lapidary process.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pelican Nebula Inspired Bead


I had the pleasure this weekend to meet Heather Sellers of Dragonfly Lampworks. She came to Indy to take a private class on organic techniques, which honored me very much. She is a very talented lampworker, and makes the most adorable glass creations.

Above is one of the demo class beads. The colors on this one turned out so vibrant! These beads are inspired by Pelican Nebulas, which is also pictured.

Thanks for peeking, and be sure to stop by Heather's blog!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eiteljorg Museum Winter Market ~ December 4th


I will be doing the Winter Market Show at the Eiteljorg Museum with Julie Miller on December 4th, and will not be listing much for sale while trying to prepare inventory. I will post pictures of beads going to the show. If you see something you like and are interested in, please send me an email, and I will happily reserve list it for you!

If you are local or will be in the area, we would love for you to come see us. The Eiteljorg Museum is beautiful and full of wonderful exhibits. Click here for directions.

We hope to see you there!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fresh From the Kiln

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Just a few focals from yesterday that I lapped this evening:)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

This Morning's Kiln Harvest

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Here are a few new focals that I made yesterday. The first two I lapped this morning. It is hard to tell that the butterfly focal is lapped as the window is not obvious. However, it really shows off the butterfly.
I hope you are having a great weekend, and as always, thanks for looking!