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Friday, May 2, 2014

Crayola Blue Heart

A fellow lampworker needed some extra funds to cover emergency surgery for her four legged furry child so she decided to sell off some of her handmade beads. An animal lover myself, and owner of a couple of four legged children, I purchased some of her colorful and unique beads, made some additional ones of my own, and came up with this collaboration. And just so you know, her pooch pulled through with flying colors!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The OTHER three little bears!

Here is my interpretation of the three little beads. A polar bear on the left, a teddy bear front and center and a panda bear on the right. Sadly the fourth koala bear and an accident and broke an ear, so he'll stay in my studio and keep me company. It's been a long time since I've made these little cuties but a previous request at BeadCamp in Florida caused them to resurface. Sculpture work still causes me to hold my breath when shaping the glass, but the result is so very cute (most of the time…)

Fatuous Feathers

These cute little birds have made several appearances in my studio. I make most of them as plant stakes to pretty up a gifted potted plant, or to spruce up a winter indoor garden. Their latest showing is as beads that went up for sale on an internet bead site. But they are as cute as can be and I plan to make some more, they're so bright and colorful and make me feel good.