Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Lampwork Bead Sets for Sale

Here are the bead sets and copper lined focals that I listed this am. Let me know what you think. Have a great day! Pam

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Copper Cored Beads - Practice :)

So here are the beads that I cored last night. The two on the right were the first ones and I cut the copper too short. The one in the center is pretty but I chipped it on one side - oops. The two on the right turned out good, they are just kind of wonky beads. That is why they were in the bead box and not on Etsy :). I really like the one in the next picture it is wonky but it is kinda growing on me. Might be good enough to wear around the house! LOL
The third bead is a close up of the one in the center in the first pic. It isn't real smooth but it would have potential to try that one again.
The last two beads are ones I am at this very moment listing on Etsy. So gooooooo buy them just as soon as you finish reading this. :)
It is kinda fun to do and not that hard. It requires hammering the beads several times of course to get the metal to bend. That is where the risk of chipping them comes in. Hopefully I can make more this weekend. Stay tuned! :)

Copper Core, Beads, Weeds, and a Holiday!

Hi. Happy Days of 47! It is a Utah state holiday. All I know is that I get the day off. But then again, work would probably be preferable to weeding the yard. I am going to go see The Dark Knight at the IMAX theatre this afternoon, so I am looking forward to that. My sweetie is going to Illinois for a few days to work on a building that we bought there. It needs cleaning etc, so we can rent the apartment upstairs. I think he is going to paint the front of it too. It is on the main street of town, a little place that I grew up. I wish that I could have gone too, but the plane ticket was too expensive. Sucks! Plus I have to work.
Well anyway, hopefully I can get a bunch of beads and stuff listed and made. I got the equipment yesterday to core beads. I am practicing with copper tubing and it is pretty easy and they are looking good. I just need some beads to core now. I practiced on a few rejects. Maybe later I will take a pic to show you. So here are a few things I listed yesterday.... HI MOM!
Oh and I babysat my grandson the other day for a couple hours and he is starting to walk. So cute. :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Miniature Garden in Bloom - A Collaboration Project

Here is another collaboration project between two glass artists, myself and Kristy Kempinger. We are both members of the Etsy Glass Artists Street Team (EGA) www.etsyglass.com and the Lampwork Etc Street Team (LEST) www.webjam.com/lest

This miniature garden in bloom dangles unerringly from a burnished sterling silver bail. Kristy Kempinger of www.chickadeebeads.etsy.com created this gorgeous focal by decorating a transparent pearly base with subtle and delicate blue florals.The accent beads of pale transparent blue and green that I created and the various shades of pink pearls highlight the artistry of the focal without overpowering it. The focal measures approx 30mm with the overall necklace being 23 inches in length.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Jewelry for Today!

Here are a few new items that I listed in my Etsy store this morning. I will write more later about the collaboration project that is listed. Just wanted to write a quick post so I can go to bed. Take care. Hi mom! Pam

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Exotic and Petunias - Handmade Lampwork Beads

Here are a couple of bead sets I have just put on Etsy. I don't think they will be there long, so hurry! Have a great day. Pam

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Just wanted to say Happy Independence Day to everyone and show you a few pictures. I took these the other day in my yard. My lavender is really pretty right now, and I have a ton of it. The bees love it. Have a great day tomorrow! Hi MOM!