Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fire Divas Glass Bead Challenge for November: Christmas/Hanukkah!

The talented group of glass artists I belong to, the Fire Divas, are having their November Bead challenge! This month's theme is Christmas / Hanukkah, and we have many beautiful glass bead entries. You can browse them all below, then vote for your favorite over on the Fire Divas Blog - on the right side of the page!

Entry 1
Entry 2
Entry 3
Entry 4
Entry 5
Entry 6
Entry 7
Entry 8
Entry 9

Make sure you vote for your favorite Hanukkah/Christmas glass bead, then check out the rest of the Fire Divas blog for tons of glass goodies and photos.  Thanks!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Show-Off: New Animals!

Last week it was symbols, this week it's all about the new animals popping out of our studio.  First up, we have my fabulous Thanksgiving Turkey, and he's my current favorite glass critter!
Thanksgiving Turkey Sculpture!
Now, my new monkey pendant!
Brown Monkey Pendant
 And lastly, my first panda pendant!
Panda Bear Pendant
Thanks for visiting this week to see my new animals!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Show-Off for 11/07/10: New Symbols!

I've been working on developing our Series offerings, and today's showing-off features my newest symbol glass art:
This is a beige-tipped cross pendant in my classic chess-style.  I like to make different colors, but this is my favorite style for making crosses :).

This was a custom request for an Eastern Star, and it came out great!  The bottom is white but this photo doesn't do it justice.

I work with several nurses, so am inspired to make winged Asclepius pendants!  See below for the Asclepius attached to the Star of Life for the EMS Symbol.

Paul made these!  Difficult custom requests pose an interesting challenge.  He did a great job, as this is fine detail work for the laces...

The Star of Life EMS Symbol pendant!  My favorite of the lot here, this is a field near and dear to my heart.  I have loads of respect for the courageous folks who help our sickest, most injured citizens each and every day.  Kudos!

Symbols: Express your messages however you like, but glass is the classiest :)