Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Well, this morning I wanted to share my favorite piece from the custom order, which turned out to be this llama pendant (accent beads are also in the shot):
I think he's just the cutest, and he's gotten some pretty good feedback from those who saw him prior to making the cross-country voyage via USPS, what do you think?
Along similar lines, I came across this alpaca-felted soap this morning, and wondered if anyone I know has actually used such a kind of soap? If so, comment so I can know if it's a good gift jujee! :)
Have a great Wednesday!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The highlights of this month's journey:
- School started for me again! My latest foray back into college to finish my BS... Apparently two Associate degrees don't equal one BS.. O_o Go figure?
- The new position is finally open at work. It's been a topic of discussion for over a year, and now it's almost interview time... Nervous about that, as I was on an interview panel a few times in the past year and know how nervous the applicants can be. Wish me luck when the time comes, ok? :)
- My birthday is coming! Paul and I love our birthdays, because we celebrate Birthday Week as a concentrated week of a few special meals, maybe a picnic or two, hike, botanic garden trip, etc. My week = my choice, mwahahahaha!
- Preparation for the Holiday Season - oh yeah, you know we still make glass goodies? :) I've made some cool new pieces recently shown below. They are basically my last fit of freedom from last weekend before classes started on Tuesday. The glass will have to take a backseat to these other more permanent things, but I will cling to some of it to ensure my own sanity. You know how it goes, no hobby, no hope ;)
Friday, July 29, 2011
Anyway, with my precious days and hours ticking down, it seems more and more imperative that I make new stuff and get to share it with all of you, as our fans have become friends, friends fans, and we're all just one big happy family now, right? :) Without further ado, here are my newest pieces:
|White Flower Implosion (on ArtFire)|
|Black Octopus Pendant (on ArtFire)|
|White and Blue Small Implosion Pendant|
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Voting ends tomorrow! Please vote for your favorite entry on the right side of the Fire Divas blog and leave a comment there to be entered to win a $20 gift certificate from ME! Goodies that you can use the gift cert on can be found at Shepherd Creations ArtFire Studio! Please include your email address with your comment (does not have to show, I don't think) so that the Fire Divas group are able to notify you about your prize. :)
***You can find the poll to the right and at the top of the Fire Divas blog page***
You have to check out the blog to vote and qualify to win my $20 gift certificate, so what are you waiting for? Get over there! :)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Here are the two pieces we sent in this year. It's easy to bid on these or any of the other great art pieces donated if you want to support our Riverside County Dept. of Animal Services! If you do, THANK YOU!!!
|Black & White Spiral Turtle Necklace|
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Lastly, we have this interesting challenge that was a thoughtful gift for one of my customer's children's teachers. It is a purple bow pendant, with lots of color variety and my own personal style :). Of course when we do custom requests, we can never make just one (unless we're REALLY feeling in the zone!), so here is my draft ribbon plus all the bows made for the final selection. She chose hers and was really pleased when it made the teacher tear up Friday when she presented it to her. Which one is your favorite?
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The Art for the Animals show was also judged, and although it was the first time I think we've had our glass judged, it went well, with our goodies earning First Place in the jewelry category! See how excited we were?
Sunday, April 24, 2011
A new week, and finally new listings! I've been pretty busy lately making spring goodies, and have barely had time online. The big Mother's Day show is coming up next weekend, so I've been working on new designs too, some are firsts for me, and a few are with skills I've had to dust off, but you'll see them after the big show :) Today's showing off includes new insects and a teal sea turtle:
First, a red and pink butterfly pendant:
Next, here's a cute yellow and black bumblebee pendant:
And for variety... A new teal tiger-striped sea turtle pendant!!:
Saturday, April 16, 2011
These are gorgeous. It is art in the form of a root vegetable, color beyond my wildest beta-carotene-dreams, and I am in love with them:
Besides my newfound love of purple carrots (which, by the way, were too woody for snacking raw, so let me just put that out there for you who had dipping in mind!), I was also able to score a great deal on some strawberries at another farmer's market. I got 4 little green baskets of strawberries for such a deal that I had to photograph them as I was washing to cut and freeze them (some to eat now, the rest to freeze, can't have any going bad on me!). It was a lot of strawberries, and I am now smoothie-equipped!
Well, as this is also my glass blog, it must marry up to the obsession somehow: I'm now inspired to see what vegetables I can represent well in glass, as I already have two glass carrots (photo to come, promise!), have made a few other veggies, and will likely try for a gardener's necklace SOON. Stay tuned. And, eat fresh and local if you can. :)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Tonight's quick post is to show you the fun stuff we made in our most recent lesson: Easter Eggs! They were fun to make and decorate, and without the cleanup of regular egg decorating :)
My student made two and helped on another. The basket was mine, and I think it turned out rather well, don't you?