Friday, October 28, 2016

Autumn Pod Necklace

'Autumn Pod' necklace
lampwork glass pendant and beads, antique amber prayer beads, soapstone and vintage chain

The amber beads are floating on a lighter weight chain so that you can slide them around for lots of fidgeting fun while you're wearing the necklace.

This one is at the fine craft gallery at RIT - Shop One2.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Heart Throb

A new necklace.
One of my lampwork glass heart pendants, labradorite, pyrite, garnet and rock crystal wired with a vintage chain.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Summer Seeds Necklace

Inspiration is where you find it.

The beads in this necklace were inspired by the hundreds of tiny bright yellow-green burrs I hand-picked out of Miss Kiki's black fur. About a month ago she came back from a night-time walk plastered in them. A few test beads later I had the color I was looking for and it was just a matter of making enough of them for a rope of burrs.

It's one continuous strand made with hand-hammered bronze links.

The core of the beads is Effetre 'petroleum green' and the encasing is a mix of Effetre 'pale apple green' and 'grass green light transparent.'

I used a wonderful inexpensive press from Devardi Glass to shape the beads.

My furry muse, Miss Kiki P. Oodle.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Grape Jam

There's some progress on the grape painting but it's embarrassingly slow.
I'm so focused on getting beads made for holiday jewelry that I am neglecting the easel.

I need more hours in my days... I know you can relate.