Saturday, March 24, 2018

Raven Egg Pendant

Not now I am incubating.

Glass 'Raven Egg' pendant with a handmade silver plate bead cap cut from vintage silverplate.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Ghost Tweety

A ghostly Tweety Bird glass holds my 'Super Clear' stringers.
Just another studio Monday.
I heart lampworking.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Growing Magnolias

A little corner of  large oil painting that is still in process.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Nuggets of Joy

New big, chunky beads for a charm bracelet.

Started with a black barrel core then added on a little square of silvery dichro.
Heavily encased with clear, transparent teal and transparent grass green.
Finally shaped into faceted nuggets using my trusty stainless steel cheese knife.

I had forgotten how much I like forming the facets on this style of bead.
All the dichro and the divots give them so much sparkle.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Make More Birds

Good thing I still love making these little glass birds.

I attach the bails with 2-part epoxy.

A bird in the hand is worth... $18.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Rootbeer Barrels

These remind me of that old hard candy - rootbeer barrels.

Effetre 'Topaz" and Cim's 'Maple' glass rolled in Val Cox 'Iris Gold' frit and reduced lightly.

Beads, in graduated sizes, all linked together with 18g bronze wire.

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.