Sunday, July 16, 2017

Apparently Pirates are Carnivores


























Postcard front (above)
Postcard back (below)


























Poster (below)


































The hardest ones are those that are really an essay and are pretending to be a poster.
Ugh.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Postermaniac


































This is the 4th Whiskey Brunch!
So much fun, I wouldn't miss it.
I had a blast making this summery poster.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hey Kids Rock & Roll


































Another poster done!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Shadow Play

































Bunnyhun

Friday, June 30, 2017

Cloudscape

































Clouds in a puddle.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Velvetouch

































I absolutely bought this perfect, little brush because of the name - Velvetouch.
That's how we professional artworkers roll.
 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Brite Summer Flowers
































I love summer parties under giant tents, especially if there are magic markers.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Wild Strawberries


































I had an idea, to make tiny wild strawberry charms in all sorts of fun glass and frit colors.
Each one would have a little brightly colored metal bead cap hand cut from a vintage tin.

Above is the first batch of berries, still on their mandrels, fresh out of the kiln.
Below are all the berries cleaned next to a pile of tin disks ready to be domed.

Don't even ask how many funky old tins I have kicking around, some are cut into sheets of metal and the rest are piled into a big storage box in my studio.

































Here they are!
All dressed up with their domed bead caps and little bronze bails.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Frit Happens -or- Full of Frit

































I love organizing, especially a good sorting.

Here are the new little plastic jars I ordered full of frit.
Begone dysfunctional plastic baggies!

Monday, May 15, 2017

More Buttoned Up

 
 
 
































A few more handmade glass buttons. (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Thrifty Britches

Don't you dare waste a scrap of glass.
I use up every short rod, little dinky pile of frit and even the popped off end flakes to make buttons.


 

































I make mine a little differently than most.
They're done off mandrel and the holes are pierced and then flame polished.
The holes are super smooth and rounded, so they will never cut your thread or yarn.

Here's a little strawberry button.
I just put all of these in my etsy shop (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Poster Child

I made another event poster.


































Party time!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

What's She Building In There?

Working on a couple of necklaces.

































These necklaces are called 'Hippie Chick' necklaces.

I take my big dish of stray single beads and lay out a pretty necklace.
Then just simply rosary chain them together with bronze or sterling silver.
This time I added some ceramic and bone skulls.