Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A Murder of Crows - lampwork glass and sterling silver
Cherries - lampwork glass and sterling silver
More skull earrings because I never, ever have enough of these.
Who is currently obsessed with little tribal bells?
I just keep buying them on etsy.
This pair has some old Danish coins that I found in a button box at an estate sale.
More 'berries & leaves' style earrings.
Like I said above, I am obsessed with little tribal bells.
Big wonking baroque pearls.
And, ta da, something completely new.
Sterling silver post earrings.
I used one of my small button molds to make pairs of glass cabochons.
Friday, December 05, 2014
Thursday, December 04, 2014
'Beach Glass' necklace - lampwork beads and sterling silver.
Glass colors? For all you bead makers who might be wondering...
Effetre clear (used some old scummy stuff), Pale crystal green, medium brown, hand pulled emerald, pale aqua and cobalt blue. These are not etched, they were tumbled in a rock tumbler.
If you could see across the lake you would see Toronto.
Beach glass hunting is good here, but brrrrr, not in winter.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
'Night Berries' bracelet
lampwork glass beads, bronze, garnets, labradorite and freshwater pearls
The leaves are made with Riechenbach "Magic" glass.
The little berries are Hessian Garnets that came from Dakota Stones with bronze cornflake freshwater pearls as their caps. There are also a couple of labradorite berries in the mix.
I got a little kiss from Miss Kiki while I was photographing the bracelet which I am sharing with you.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Quick like a bunny - a superfast snapshot of all the beads annealing in the kiln.
Out of the kiln and onto my desk.
I found a film strip!
Who else remembers these from grade school?
Wait, I've veered off track.
Off the mandrels and ready to be cleaned.
I am missing some action photos.
The cleaned beads went into my rock tumbler all shiny and came out looking like velvet.
'White Velvet' necklace
lampwork glass beads and sterling silver
Love the clasp on this one.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
'Beatrix' a new tin spangle charm bracelet.
I love this one!
The tin spangles were cut from an old Beatrix Potter cookie tin.
That Swanstrom disc cutter is my best friend.
I meant to photograph it before I cut it up but I got over-excited and just banged it to bits.
This is a picture of the same tin.
It's just someone else's snapshot that I found floating around the interwebs.
Sorry for ganking.
The links and clasp are sterling silver.
The lampwork glass beads are mine.
There are a couple of charms tucked into the mix.
I even made a little sterling nametag for it.
As you can see I am still the worst stamper in the world.
Ok, just one more.