New Focals and Class Pictures


The weekends sure go fast! Friday I did some cleaning and torching at the studio, Saturday cleaned the house and did laundry, and today I taught a class at Indy Flame Art. I'm one tired girl! I hope you all had a great and productive weekend, and have a wonderful upcoming week! (Above are pictures of a few focals from Friday and the beginners class today)

IGAA Hot Glass Infusion Weekend - Indianapolis

Mark your calendars for the IGAA Hot Glass Infusion Weekend!
Saturday, April 2nd from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 3rd from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

at GRT Glass Studios
6400 Brookville Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46219

Hot Shop
11am -1pm David Lotton
1pm - 3pm Lisa Pelo
3pm - 5pm Arlon Bayliss Live Auction starts at 4pm
5pm - 7pm Matt Kenyon Live Auction starts at 6pm
6pm - 8pm Yuri Okamoto Live Auction start at 7pm

Flameworking Station
11am -1pm Sharon Owens
1pm - 2:30pm Lisa Atchison
2:30pm - 4pm Sama Parcels
4pm - 6pm Steve Sizelove Live Auction start at 5pm6pm - 8pm TBD

Hot Shop
12pm -1:30pm Mark Oberting
1:30 pm - 3pm Jon Zimmerman Creates a Kid's Glass Idea!
3pm - 5pm Mike Hernandez Creates a Kid's Glass Idea!

Flameworking Station
12pm -2:30pm Chicquila Elbert-Velazoo
2:30pm - 5:00pm Sallie Gurth

We hope to see you there!

Works from the Weekend


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Wow, what a great weekend, but it sure went fast. I'm working on inventory for Bead and Button, so Friday and Saturday were spent at the Indy Flame Art studio, torching with Sallie and Samma. This will be my first year to sell at B&B, and I will be sharing a booth with Samma Parcels. I love spending time in my home studio, but the creative energy at IFA is wonderful, especially when torching with friends! I leave my Hellcat torch at IFA, and that combined with liquid oxygen, makes it my favorite place to torch.

I spent today at the home studio, torching and lapping the beads from yesterday, of which a few are pictured above.

I'm certainly having fun with the lapped florals, as each one is so different. You really never know exactly what you will get after grinding away the surface.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and as always, thanks for visiting!

First Friday Focal


Above are a few beads from the weekend. This first is a demo bead from our First Friday Art Walk. The second is an electroformed floral bead, done a little differently than the normal process. I still have a few things to work out. The window is three sided, and shaped like a bay window. It was made with Helios, and it is a very hard glass to photograph.

New Class Dates Posted

I have posted new dates for the Lapidary Class and Techniques Class. See the class page for details!

Lapidary Class at Indy Flame Art


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Above are the demo beads, and pictures, from the lapidary class this past weekend at Indy Flame Art. It was the first time for me to teach this class, so I kept enrollment to five. We had so much fun, and everyone made great beads. I plan to schedule another class very soon!

I hope you are having a great week, and as always, thanks for peeking!