Sunday, May 22, 2011

Custom Work Week

This week I had a rush custom order and one from last week, and both are FINISHED!!!  I know you guys know how good it feels to finish a project, and I'm enjoying that feeling right now about these two challenges.  First off, we have a custom project that involved three pendants, the hardest of which being a fancy citrus pendant.  It was designed by my customer, and it has an orange as the focus, an orange blossom above it, and two upwards-facing leaves.  Here are the final two that were delivered (forgive the background, I photo custom stuff on the kiln sometimes while it's fresh so I can email with my Droid :) ):

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?
So which one is it?  Can you also guess which one was chosen as the final bow pendant?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Art for the Animals Show!

It was yesterday, and really hard to resist adopting more critters!  Our two shelter cats are plenty to handle, but really, there are so many  cats and dogs that still need good homes.  We donated our pieces for the auction that will take place near the end of this month, so you will see a post from me once the auction starts so you can bid or see the other local art being sold to raise funds. 
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?