Wednesday, May 28, 2008

This is a blue kinda day! with a pup thrown in for good measure :)

Hi, Just got back Monday from a trip to see my family in Illinois. It was a lot of fun, but it is way to far to drive, especially with a 70 pound springer spaniel on my lap. He is sooo good tho. He sleeps alot. Here is a picture of him - Tuck - and a few beads I just put up for sale on Etsy. :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Beads of Courage - Purple Heart Contest on LEST

An etsy street team- Lampwork Etc. Street Team - that I am on is having a Beads of Courage - Purple Heart Contest in which I have an entry. So please go vote for me and see all the wonderful creations that will be donated to the Beads of Courage organization. Also while you are there read the info about Beads of Courage, it is pretty inspirational. Thanks Pam

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My New Favorite Color!!!

So as promised I have taken pictures of my new favorite color combinations. I will explain as we go.

This one is a nugget shaped bead that has a silver foil on ivory glass and then a silver blue frit on top. Purdy!
This one is the same frit on dark turquoise glass. I love the way it looks like two colors of blue.

This is the same as the last one but is nugget shaped and made into a pendant with the crystals. Love it!

These are for sale in my Etsy shop. I am sure there will be more variations on this theme to come, so check back often. Thanks Pam

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cell Phone Charms and a FISH!

Here are a few new things I am working on. I posted them in my Etsy store for sale. Go check them out. It has been pretty crazy around here lately. Had the whole Mother's day BBQ with my stepkids and grandkids on Saturday. Went and saw Iron Man on Sunday. It was really good. Had a strong gust of wind blow through Sunday evening and it caught the closed umbrella on our outside table and blew it over. We had safety glass all over the yard. So to prevent the dog from getting hurt we were out in the dark with the shop vac sweeping the grass. Wonder what the neighbors think of that :) ! I know what I would have thought.... CRAZY!
Anyway.. tomorrow I am going to post pics of my new favorite color combination, so check back. Have a terrific day! Hi MOM!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Where Glass Meets Wood!

Here is a collaboration between my husband and I. He turns wood on a lathe and makes these bird houses. I do the lampworking. So we decided to combine the two and this is what we came up with. The house is made from a piece of hedge from some land that I own and the top is apple that has been burnt with a torch. The perch is a little bit of twistie glass that I made as well as the tip is lampworked glass. It is about 6 1/2 inches long. We are thinking about making them and selling them online. Let me know what you think. :) Thanks Pam

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New Beadsets Today!

I got 6 new frit blends in the mail on Saturday and had to try them out. They are alllll so pretty. I get all my frit from Glass Diversions and have never been disappointed.