Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lots of leaves.

 Lots of leaves in spring and fall colors are ready for the spring.  I made sets up of the small ones and they make a nice tinkling sound when they are on the display.
The big leaves are one of my favorites all the texture and color just seems to make them alive.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Of course..........

........I had to make a few giant lentils to take to Tucson with us.  These baby's are pretty big a good inch and a half across and about 3/4 of an inch thick.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thimbles

I haven't gotten near as many of these made as I had wanted but they still make a nice little group.  I sort of think they look like they are standing like the stones of Stonehenge.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Large Cone Beads

I so wanted to get more of these big cone pairs finished up before Tucson but alas I don't think it is going to happen.  I love these they are almost 2 inches long and they are great to use on crocheted beaded ropes or kumihimo.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

More from the Prehistoric series.

 Of course the Prehistoric series had to have some barnacle encrusted flower spikes.
 These are the same shapes I use in my Alice's Garden series but colors and etching to make you think of age.
Of course there had to be some big etched bell flower shapes to go with the spiky pieces.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Discs to go with my Prehistoric Series of Beads

Last year in January I started on a series of beads I called Prehistoric and I even got a couple of necklaces made with the pieces You can find Wilma Steps Out and Saber Tooth here.  I got that far with the series and things happened and as you know I was gone a lot so nothing further got done with the series.  It is January again and I am back to working on these beads and had to have some discs.  This first batch I am going to call River Stones and they are thick and and have that yummy shape that happens when you have water wash over a stone for years. 
Next up are some lovely Barnacle covered discs. I really like their bumpy edges.
And lastly for today we have a batch of simple one color discs.  All three styles are of course etched because Prehistoric just makes me think of the soft earth feel of etched glass.




Monday, January 19, 2015

More Alice's Garden Flower Pieces

 Big bright bell shaped flower pieces that look to me like fairy skirts and...........
.......lots of spikes. If you would like to see one piece I made using these you can go here to see the necklace called Ten Feet Tall   http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-piece.html