Friday, May 29, 2015


Lots and lots of ribbed pairs.
Perfect for earrings.
Made with a ribbed donut CGBeadroller.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A GlassyRecipe Made With EDP - Crazy Pod

A big pod.

Made on the end of a mandrel.
It has a nice, 16g heavy hammered sterling silver bail.

The base of the bead is Cim's Commando, Effetre pastel olive green glass will also work. 

Roll the bead in fine silver foil (not leaf) and burnish it in, do not melt it in yet. 

Add dots of EDP (Effetre Purple Opaque Pastel #254) on top of the silver foil and melt them in and shape. 

When you have finished your bead give it a blast of oxygen rich flame to burn off any of the chalky white devitrification that may have formed on the purple glass. 

Pop it in the kiln and be prepared to be amazed the next day when you unpack your kiln.

Monster Pendants

Big heart pendants.
They're almost 2" long.
The base glass on these is Effetre "Orange Sparkle."

The heart on the right just has a band of fine silver wire melted in.

The one on the left was an 'end of the day' bead. I used up all the leftover bits of glass, silver foil and a stray murrini that had rolled off my marver. You really should try making an end of the day bead with your stray bits, they usually turn out great.

Same old, same old here.
Watching old monster movies on Netflix and working on jewelry late at night.

Tonight it was "Gidrah - "The Three Headed Monster."
Loving the typography.

There are some new little birds.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Monster Berry Earrings

Wee tin strawberries, cut from an old candy box, on the front of the earrings.
Little brass bees hanging on the back behind the berries.
Because earrings should look as good from the back as from the front, duh.
The beads are kind of boring and the bead caps are salvaged vintage. 

Did you know all the old Toho studios monster movies are on Netflix?
Godzilla! Rodan! Mothra! Ghidorah!

You can't beat the 'Supreme Commander' from Monster Zero for fashionable companionship while you're making earrings. He's very crafty.

Now that's typography!