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.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Peace of (my) Mind


































Another new button design.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

What Is Wrong With Us?

































When things are so upsetting that I cannot sleep, I don't just lay there.
I get up, turn on my computer and start designing new buttons.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Finger on the Button
































When you can't sleep because you're fretting about political things you can't control.
Get up, turn on your computer, and design some anti-war buttons.


Sunday, August 06, 2017

The Devil Is In The Details

 Little bits of the two, new, big paintings of magnolias.


Saturday, August 05, 2017

Palette
































I love the smell of oil paints.
Finally, a long day of painting at my studio.

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.