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Studio Lockdown aka Playtime
Wednesday, 10 January 2007

Mood:  amorous
Topic: Year of Jewelry

Year of Jewelry week 2 theme is "Kisses in the Mist".  I thought of Wuthering Heights when Catherine and Heathcliff meet on the cliffs by the sea under a shining moon.  I made this piece for Catherine to wear when she goes to meet Heathcliff...hey, the girl needs jewelry too, right?  Here's my entry for this theme.  A wire work necklace made with coppar, Swarovski crystals, round and facetted poppy jasper, red tiger eye and a lampwork vessel I made a couple weeks ago.  Next weeks' theme is "Take Flight"...OHHH...I've got big plans..we'll see.



Posted by samandsha at 7:55 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 10 January 2007 8:18 PM EST

Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Year of Jewelry

I've become involved with a project called "Year of Jewelry".  Each participant has committed to making one piece of jewelry per week and posting on a common blog.  Click on the link in the blog menu at the right to see all entries.  Each week has a theme, if you choose to accept the mission.  My entry for the first week "Morning Zephyr" (zephyr is a light breeze...had to look that one up)...is a pair of earrings made from my lampwork beads.  I tried to capture a "light breeze in the glass.

Posted by samandsha at 7:35 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 10 January 2007 7:43 PM EST
Sunday, 7 January 2007

Mood:  happy
Topic: Glass works

Just out of the blankie...some of this practicing is starting to pay off.  My Art Noveau vase set.

Posted by samandsha at 8:40 PM EST
Updated: Monday, 15 January 2007 10:51 PM EST

Mood:  amorous
Topic: Glass works

Today, I've been trying to see what each glass does with the other.  Limiting myself to two colors and clear....you know that won't last long.  I found that Reichenbach Moccisan base with Olive Brown Trans when encased does this awesome crackle thingie.  Too fun!  Squeezed bead in the middle is 22mm both directions.

DBF is on his way home from fishing in TN...and caught a 32 lb cat fish..you think he's not on cloud nine!!!

Posted by samandsha at 6:32 PM EST

Mood:  happy
Topic: Glass works

Practicing twisties and was trying to make a heart with a double bead.  Both sides flopped and I accidently made a hollow.  It's a little bubble off plumb, but how fitting is that??????  These were fun!  The two on the right are renegades, but I liked the contrast in the twisties.  Hey, atleast I'm entertaining myself, right?

Posted by samandsha at 7:46 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 10 January 2007 8:08 PM EST
Wednesday, 3 January 2007

Mood:  silly

My very own personal goofball havin' silly puppy dreams!

Posted by samandsha at 9:54 PM EST
Sunday, 31 December 2006

Mood:  happy
Topic: Glass works

Just in case you think I'm not doing my time as an apprentice.  Here's my orphans to date, mostly made in the last 30 days.  These are only the good ones, with no blown holes and NO wonkies...some are not so beautiful, but that's the eye of the beholder kind of thing..or not.  I have quite the junk pile, another whole load in the kiln and off to make more.  Dang, I love this.

Posted by samandsha at 11:25 AM EST
Saturday, 30 December 2006

Mood:  suave
Topic: Glass works

Todays offerings to the beadie Goddesses...Growth Rings. 

  I wanted to use and label some of my new pretty colors and try out Firelight Opal.  I had to stop, these were just getting bigger and bigger.  At least, what I got out of Firelight Opal is nothing to write home about, but I'm sure it might be awesome with an experienced hand.

Posted by samandsha at 5:23 PM EST

Mood:  smelly
Topic: Glass works

Well, yesterday, I spent making half beads...OK, so they cracked.  I'll make some Super Bowl rings with these as settings...later.  I did knock out a small set of cinnamon swirls with blue iris reduced.  Tiny, but I had to come out with sumphin'.  I made a yummy vessel and one pretty good encased floral which are both camera shy.  The vessel just refuses to be photographed and the floral took a spin on the studio floor and could be lost forever...;0).

Posted by samandsha at 7:33 AM EST
Thursday, 28 December 2006

Mood:  quizzical

OK, I've changed my mind about the set below.  Not only do the two bigguns go in the junk pile, but all the rest too.  BLECK!

  I really did make some pretties today.  I've decided that glass is a lot like gambling...you "win" just often enough to keep you coming back.  My new ones are nappin' in the blankie, so you don't get to see them until later.

Someone else is nappin' in the blankie too and she cute as a button.  My Sha

Posted by samandsha at 4:55 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 28 December 2006 8:39 PM EST

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