Monday, June 29, 2009

Sushi in the Sunshine

Sushi in the Sunshine" is Nancy's newest creation! We are expanding our line to include sushi dishes.

She entered this in the June project challenge in two of the glass group that we are members of - it looks like a winner to me.
Coming soon - a windchime with jellyfish. I have only seen a picture of it in progress and can't wait until it is finished and she sends photos for me to post.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Coming soon - apple windchime

Nancy is back in the glass studio! She sent me pictures of the windchime she is working on. Did you notice the caterpillar waiting to take a bit of that beautiful red apple? I can't wait to see it fired and assembled. She will be coming here for the weekend but I don't know that it will be finished because today she is having a root canal...ouch!

I've have a new plate that just came out of its final firing. I played with my program so that my design would not all melt into the glass but remain 3-dimensional. The roses are from my garden.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

While Nancy was in Finland I played with glass and here are a few of the pieces I made. I have to take more pictures later.

Horizontal stripes that work for me - as we all know not everyone can wear horizontal stripes but these work for me. I love to play with blue, green and purple dicrohic glass. The first piece is made from e differnt blues and a green.

These earrings are blue with a touch of purple - they were hard to get a good picture of.

I like this piece it is shades of green, the larger piece has a bit of blue tone to it and the little piece on the upper left is green with a bit blue diagnolly through it. As the light changes through the day the colors look so different.
I've been playing around with ways to photograph my pieces - have not yet decided what I like the best. The little dish was from a milk glass set that belonged to my mother. I did these earrings and pendant in soft summer colors. There are a two mor pendants that are similar in color but not yet photographed. I made this shawl pin then decided it need a coordinating "stick" so I got out my torch and collection of glass rods. I did find that those silver picks transmit heat a lot faster than the mandrels I use for bead work!