Sunday, February 11, 2018

Mushroom Lovers

A couple of new necklaces.


































Time for something fun.

My lampwork glass mushroom pendants strung up with vintage, scavenged chains, brightly colored jump rings and random charms.


Friday, February 09, 2018

Slow Poke Free Bird

Be My Valentine?































I've got your earrings right here.

Lampwork glass and brass.

Friday, February 02, 2018

New Earrings!

Coming out of my post-holiday makers hangover.





Monday, January 29, 2018

Martini Time


































Heading home from my studio.
Soon, oh yes, soon is will be light out after 6:00pm.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Snowday Cornbread



































Making cornbread in a cast iron skillet is a perfect, subzero, housebound, activity.

The key, in my whitebread opinion, is to brown some butter with a bit a bacon fat.
Brown butter is magical stuff.


































It was as good as it looks.


Saturday, January 06, 2018

Snow Daze

































Backyard snowscape with chandelier and red Weber grill.
Baby it's cold outside.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Christmas Came & Christmas Went
































He sees you when you're sleeping...
































...and it shook when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
































It dropped more needles than it kept but we loved it anyways.

































I even kept some of the ornaments I made.

Many records were played on the old mono record player. This was my holiday favorite.
Time to pack it all up and stuff it back up the chimney.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Souvenir of Luxembourg

































It's necklace season.
An iridescent lampwork focal bead, vintage found chains, a tiny stone heart and a couple of old stray crystal beads to go with this beautiful old souvenir charm from Luxembourg.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

On the Fringes

A new necklace.
The focal is one of mine, an off mandrel leaf that is about 2" long.


All sorts of beady fringe goodness.
Labradorite, carnelian, garnet, freshwater pearls, tiger eye, amber, coral and black tourmaline sticks.
The chain is all vintage, scrounged from estate and garage sales.

For you lampworkers out there - the leaf is Cim's 'Sange' with Val Cox's large size 'Raku' frit.

Friday, December 08, 2017

!!! Craftacular !!!

































It's that time of year again,
the most wonderful time of the year...
time for CRAFTACULAR!

Monday, December 04, 2017

Cookies and Beer


































Another holiday party poster done!
Beer, ugly X-mas sweaters, whiskey, big beef and rock & roll - what could possibly go wrong?

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Candy Spangles Bracelet

































Bits of a new bracelet.
I found an old, old lid to a candy tin and cut it into spangles with my handy dandy disk cutter.
Then got on the torch and made some beads to match.
Wired it all together with bronze and sterling silver.
Viola!

































For the lampworkers out there:
I started with a barrel core of black and rolled in aventurine frit. Then carefully encased it with clear. At the end I added a stripe of transparent olive green around the middle.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Santa / Satan


































In my other life I do graphic design.