Friday, August 28, 2009

Head in The Clouds

Today I had planed on a full day at the torch...I need to work on stringers and twist canes.
I have a horrible head cold that is keeping me from my studio...and I feel a nap is in my near future.
I wanted to share a picture of a jewelry set I made for my nephews wife...I plan to do more work with this style. Though the style looks very open it holds the cabochons really tight.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rainy Day

Well my oxygen concentrator finally arrived and I love it! Been busy practicing and teaching my girls what I know...It's so nice that they are so interested. I have decided to set up a schedual of techniques and work my butt off till I get the hang of each one. So far I have gotten pretty good at a regular round shape with nice puckered ends, and I'm getting much better with encasing. I have made myself a bracelet using my it is.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Year of Learning

This year my New Years resolution was to learn as many new techniques as I could.
One I'm sure you know is glass bead making.
I have also been some doing metal working..cold connections, simple soldering, alot of hammering, drilling, and cutting.
Learning new wire work mainly weaving. I found some great tutorials put out by a very talented artist Remy Heath of
The piece pictured here is my first woven piece using 2 of my dichroic cabs.
I also have Remy's ring tutorial but so far it has yielded lot's of cussing..this is much harder than this lady makes it look.
I have joined alot of online groups and have quite a few how to books...I will post an album somewhere soon.
I have been trying to push myself in different directions and styles..we will see what the year brings...but so far a very fun and great learning adventure.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Hump Day!!

Spent the afternoon at the torch with my daughters....was nice to get back at it.... been under the weather...I think we are all progressing nicely!!
I did check out the movie Land of the Lost....mmmm was so so....13 yr old says down right stupid....but hey she never watched the original like her mother did.