Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April Abstract

Thought I'd give some popular abstract glass techniques a try and this is what happened. Different for sure. Using glass murinni on the surface of this large bead made the total number of layers 7 or 8 - I'm not sure exactly, my eyes started to glaze over after the 4th or 5th.

My Mothers Silver

In the bottom of an old box I discovered a few pieces of silver my mother had accidentally chewed up in the disposal - something I think she is still denying. Altho not an original idea of mine, thought I'd try my hand at cutting up the mangled mess and using the prettiest pieces. This one's mine to keep, I just love it.

Gretchen's Joy

Our youngest son's very significant other admired a picture of a turquoise piece I'd made recently. She has such a great inner joy and always a pretty smile on her face that this piece is a direct inspiration from Gretchen. Thanks Gretchen, it's really a pretty piece - another one of a kind just like you. This piece will be around only until someone just can't live without it - that is unless I decide to put it away and save it for someone else . . .

Fishing for a Mother's Day Gift?

Can ya' see it? Huh? Can you see the 'fish'? This was an attempt to make something that might appeal to a few Christians out there, or maybe just someone who sees some pretty beads framed by some silver wire. Personally, I was going for the fish - but you know what they say about it's all in the eyes of the beholder . . .

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cutie Pie Teddy Bear

This little cutie pie is ready for the bear collector, the new mother or any person who just can't resist his precious charm. I made these little bears quite some time ago and had forgotten about them. But my niece's youngest daughter has one hanging in her bedroom window with a crystal beneath the bead so she has rainbows in her room on sunny days. She told me "Mommie said not to touch it 'cause it's so beautiful". So sweet.

Tree of Life

This is not a new design, but a few new techniques and new color combo's done on this one. I really like the way it turned out.