Thursday, June 22, 2017

Brite Summer Flowers
































I love summer parties under giant tents, especially if there are magic markers.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Wild Strawberries


































I had an idea, to make tiny wild strawberry charms in all sorts of fun glass and frit colors.
Each one would have a little brightly colored metal bead cap hand cut from a vintage tin.

Above is the first batch of berries, still on their mandrels, fresh out of the kiln.
Below are all the berries cleaned next to a pile of tin disks ready to be domed.

Don't even ask how many funky old tins I have kicking around, some are cut into sheets of metal and the rest are piled into a big storage box in my studio.

































Here they are!
All dressed up with their domed bead caps and little bronze bails.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Frit Happens -or- Full of Frit

































I love organizing, especially a good sorting.

Here are the new little plastic jars I ordered full of frit.
Begone dysfunctional plastic baggies!