Friday, April 27, 2012

Sometimes the muse is simple and requires thoughtful pursuit.

Sometimes it pulls you to a favorite place.

 Sometimes it makes you look at the beauty nature has endowed the earth with.

And then it makes you try to create a reminder of these places.

These colors remind me of the West with it's clear blue skies and lakes
and the multi-hued mountains and canyons

Monday, April 23, 2012

A bit different. 
I was trying for a rustic beach look.
I think I'm getting there.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I'm always in for a new blog about beading! Check out the giveaway on Art Jewelry Elements.

New "Rustic" series beads listed today. These are made on a base of black with a variety of hand blended frits.

I wanted to try gray transparent glass and added a celadon and dark blue/green transparent frit.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I  am vowing to tackle the box of shorts (glass rods that get too short to hold in the flame) I have. Many of them came to me from another lampworker that used a brilliant green I shall call "lime" until I know better.

And yes, I am still on the square kick. Tomorrow I shall make just beads from my "Rustic" series.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I thought I'd take one day a week and show some of the beautiful local views. This is downtown historic Genoa, NV. The Sierra Nevada mountains tower above the town.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Purple a bit toned down.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I am pleased with the color combo from Sunday's session but now I can't find any more of the Sunshine Yellow from this batch! It's an Odd and no one has it for sale.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Someone had me make squares and now I can't stop!