Friday, October 27, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
New Show for me this Fall. Don't usually participate in a first year show but I have a feeling this will be a really good one. Haven't done anything in the Mooresville area but always wanted to find something. Please come by and see me. Will be showing jewelry and alcohol ink paintings, so stop by and give me a high five for moral support. See you there!!
Another Commemorative Eclipse Pendant. I was hoping they would be noticed at the last show, just didn't know they'd exceed what I'd hoped - a case of 'be careful what you wish for'. The shimmer on the surface is so hard to capture with my limited skills, but it really is pretty. Scurrying to make some more before the rest of the Fall Shows . . . . . . . Working hard!!!
Such a beautiful set. Soft muted colors in the hollow beads, Silvered glass on the center hollow, 2 boro beads on either side with tiny opal chips that shine in the light. Matching hollow earrings round out this one of a kind piece. The hollow necklaces proved to be quite popular at the last show. They are lovely.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Last August 21st I'd planned to be at home, in NC, where an almost full eclipse was predicted. Then I got a call from our youngest son (who lives in Vermont) and was asked to come spend a week with our youngest grandchild (his son Emmett). Of course I jumped at the chance and was able to view the eclipse with them. I sure hope Emmett remembers it forever - I sure will. This is the first version.
Fall colors in these leaf earrings. There are two pair of each color and will make their debut at the first Fall show in Concord - Christmas Made in the South. Look for me in the lower level, at the end of the ramp. Corner booth. You'll see me right as the end of the ramp when you enter the lower level. There's lots of new things since last year. Come see me.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
This painting is a tribute to my frequent visits to Vermont to stay with my son and grandson. I just love it up there, and would live there if I could convince my husband that it's not really that cold!! My son lives on Curtis Pond, in the middle of mountains, and he and his son spend many hours at the pond swimming in the Summer, rowing in the Fall and ice skating or playing ice hockey in the winter. I really like this painting, but it's sold. I should paint another! Thanks for looking.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
A great Blue Jay Pendant, not too big, but large enough to show off this wonderful bead. While I did not make this focal bead, I did make the boro bead beneath it. Hard to see in the photograph, but the Double Amber Purple boro glass has an undertone of the perfect blue to match with the focal. Was going for a look of a wooden 'perch' for this little birdie. I like it!
Friday, August 26, 2016
Here's the second of two charming sea horses. Look just a bit further down the page to see the other one. These pendants are just adorable. Dainty in appearance but substantial enough to definitely be noticed. Only two available, and I don't think they're going to be around long … really cute right?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Is this cute or what?!? This pendant is just adorable … a friend did a great job of capturing it's cuteness sitting in front of a starfish prop. I have two of these - similar in design but each with it's own personality. Don't think they'll be around too long tho. Thanks for stopping in to see the new stuff.
A friend did the photography for me and I love this gnarly branch he used. A close up of the focal Panda Bear probably would have shown the bead in greater detail, but the structure of this whole set up is amazing. The whole panda has been etched for a more realistic appearance - except his tiny little eyes. They're bright and shiny, not actually seen in this distance shot tho. A statement piece for sure.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Another little sparkle fish to take to the show at the beach - except he looks more like a trout to me. Haven't seen many trout frequent salt water! but hey! he's kinda cute. And the silver glass did put a nice sheen to his fins and tail. Added a boro bead at the base. The combo turned out nicely.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Orange and red coupled with a turquoise base - sounds kinda weird, right? But I love this combination!! In fact, I liked it so much I made this set, plus a pendant and several pairs of earrings using these beads. These beads were so much fun to make, then slice with a razor blade to get that crisp clean cut all around. Even had enough to sell a few as loose beads. Seems as if I'm not the only one to like this color combo.
Shimmery Summer Butterfly using my favorite silvered glass "Triton". It still looks so pretty even when covered with another layer of transparent glass on top of it. Pretty for summer wear, but I think you'll love to wear it all year long. Sure to garnish some compliments.