Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rockin' Robin


































Day 2 of a small (10"x10") robin painting.
It's a real juicy one.

*please note * that in the photo above I am wearing my lucky red socks.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Old Plush

































I shoulda been doing this, I shoulda been doing that.

Instead I squeezed out some oil paint and started a batch of small paintings while blasting the Pogues on my studio stereo.

This is day one of this little painting.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Heart & Seeds

































A big mossy glass heart with vintage chain and stray glass beads and a nice chunk of yellow jade.

This necklace is available at:
Shop One2 - the fine craft gallery at RIT.


Sunday, November 05, 2017

Pod Necklace































A very simple necklace -
one of my lampwork pod pendants,
some vintage silver tone chain  and two segments of old of rosary chain.

The black glass rosary chain lays against the back of the neck.
That way if you have short hair, or your hair is up, there a nice surprise detail.

This piece is available at:
Shop One2 the fine craft gallery at RIT.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Acorns Galore

Glass acorns and their handmade copper caps all lined up and ready to be assembled.

The wee caps are a pisser.
First you cut the holes and the circles, then texture hammer and dome them, a little filing and you're finally done. To finish you make the copper bails and carefully epoxy them together.
































Viola!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Strange Fruit

































Glass pod pendants with bronze, or sterling silver, hand hammered bails.

Each one started with a base of coral glass, the pointy ends were rolled in raku frit.
The applied leaves are ocher, or swamp moss.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Everything

































Wee glass pumpkin pendants with bronze 'stem' bails.

The pumpkins were made on the end of the mandrel and the bail is two-part epoxied in place.

Colors? I used up some orange short rods that were cluttering up my bench for the base glass and rolled that in ocher frit.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

'Late Summer Seeds' necklace - lampwork glass beads and hand hammered bronze links.
































This is a new glass from Cim's called 'corn silk.'
I am mad for it.
Also Cim's 'peat moss,' 'maple' and Effetre 'topaz.'

































Above is the first batch, fresh out of the kiln.
I use a small brass tong press from Divardi glass to form the beads.

Mid-construction with my trusty hammer.



Sunday, October 01, 2017

Jingly Seed Pods

































Seed pod pendants with tiny tribal bells, like seeds bursting out of them.
Super fun to wear.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wee Pods


































Tiny pairs of glass 'seed pods.'
Made on the ends of mandrels with the bails added later.
Perfect for earrings.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Podlings


































More 'end of the mandrel' pods.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

River Rock

































"River" heart pendant.
Ivory glass, silver foil, silvered ivory stringer and several shades of transparent blue glass.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fall-ing off a Plant


































 A really large pod pendant.

Made on the end of a mandrel with a bronze bail.

Coral glass with Val Cox Raku frit, the leaves are some unknown mustard green I found in my shorts pile. I wish I knew what it was, I'd like to order some.


















The little idea sketch I worked from.