Wednesday, May 23, 2012
While we were at Stitches South last month a customer picked out a set of beads and asked if I would make her a bracelet and earrings out of it. She pretty much gave me free rein to do what I wanted.
I have been thinking about it for the last few weeks and today finally decided I had it in my mind the way I wanted it. Ha took it apart twice.
I did not realize just how hard it would be to get a good picture that shows all three strands of the bracelet but I think together these work pretty well.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Well April just got away from me so fast. Of course we were gone for a good part of the month, but I did not even take the time to think about my April button for our button project. And here it is about a week from the end of May and I am just getting around to finishing. So you get to see two buttons today. Maybe I will be a bit better about being on time for June.
Check out the other finished buttons on the Button Project Page
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Way back in December my friend Jodie and I started a challenge to use up all the odds and ends of short pieces of rods we had laying around our studios. Well I did really well going through one huge tray and several piles but I still have loads of places were I have odd rods and shorts of glass. This jar is full of Gaffer Glass which is hand pulled glass made by another glass artist. I actually bought several pounds of this glass way back when Jodie and I went to Tucson to the bead shows about 8 years ago. I used a bunch of it when I first got it back to the studio but this has been sitting here since then.
This glass is a different COE than the glasses I normally use so I even had to buy some System 96 glass to go with it. I have been trying to think of what I wanted to do to use this glass up since back in December and the other day I had a bolt of lightening hit and I knew that it would all make just gorgeous flowers. So for several days this past week I have been making flowers. They are all going to be limited edition colors because when this jar of glass is gone there is no getting any more of it. I just love though the way some of the glass is all streaky, and some of it is kind of pearl like.
Most of the flowers are headed for Etsy in the next few days but I think I am going to keep these lime green ones to make a necklace out of. I think this green and some denim blue seed beads it will be a knock out.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
Now just wrap the crocheted chain around your wrist several times, put the loop around the bead and you are ready to show off your new bracelet.