Monday, December 28, 2009

These are two views of (imagine that!) a marble. This is the second marble I made - please excuse the bubbles. It is about one inch diameter. This marble is made of borosilicate glass (Pyrex), not the usual glass I use.

This beautiful necklace was made by a very talented friend (yes, you Brenda) using one of the hearts I made. The heart is about two inches long.

Friday, November 27, 2009

glass hearts

I made these hearts Wednesday (the day before Thanksgiving.)

Friday, November 6, 2009

These marbles vary in size from 3/4 inches to a little over 1 inch diameter.

I put a couple of twisties inside this marble. It is about 1 1/4 inches diameter. The back is the purple that is in the twistie.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I started a new blog this week - Salado Flameworks. Check it out!
This is the other paperweight I made. Thanks, Stephen!
This paperweight is about 2 inches tall and about 2 1/2 inches diameter.

This is one of the paperweights Kate and I made with lots of Stephen Bishop's help. We can't wait to make more. This paperweight is about 1 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches diameter.

Monday, October 26, 2009

We went to a demo at Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin with Bronwen Heilman Saturday night. Bronwen does painting with enamels on glass then encorporates it into a bead or marble. She makes marble making look easy. You should see the marble I bought - it is beautiful. She is lovely in her Halloween tutu - and she didn't even set it on fire!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stephen Bishop

Kate and I took a glassblowing class from Stephen Bishop in Salado this week. We each made two paperweights and now we have the glassblowing bug. Stephen was teaching at Coyote Glass in Salado as part of Salado's Founder's Day celebration. In this picture, Stephen is making a fish. If you ever get a chance, take a class from Stephen - he is a great teacher.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Yet more hearts - somebody stop me!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I made these hearts on the first weekend in October. I'm having so much fun making hearts - thanks Lisa, for showing me how to make them. The deep purple one on the right is such a pretty color. I'll post more as soon as I get pictures. If you get a chance, take a class with Lisa at Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin. She's the best!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I am so touched - a friend who received one of my hearts started a blog about her travels with her new heart. If you look at my favorites it is Life of a Heart. Bren is a wonderful friend and I am so glad she likes her new heart. I hope it helps her through some hard times.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Of course, I had to add a couple of marbles I made recently.

I made this blue and yellow bead recently. The hearts were made after I took a class from Lisa Jo at Blue Moon Glassworks. If you get a chance, go to Blue Moon and take a class. They are the best!

Monday, July 27, 2009

These are all wine bottle stoppers - I made some for a friend to give as gifts so she will have to choose which ones she likes best.

These are a few of the marbles I made for a swap on Lampwork Etc. I made 10 marbles for the swap and should get 10 marbles back! I can't wait to see the other marbles. All these marbles are about 1 to 1 1/4 inch diameter.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I made these dog beads for
a swap on Lampwork
Etc. The one on the left is a bull terrier and the other is a whippet.

I made these beads for co-workers who have Olde English Bulldogges. Hope you enjoy them!
These are kitties I made for a swap on Lampwork Etc.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

These are two beads I made this week. They are both purple on ivory. I cooked the upper one to turn the ivory a darker tan color.

Friday, May 15, 2009

I promised I wouldn't stop making beads! This one is white and blue with one of the silver glasses dotted on top.

This green, white and teal marble is one I made this week. Yes, I am addicted. At least this way maybe I can't lose all my marbles!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Marble

I took a marble-making class at Blue Moon Glassworks last month. Heather Trimlett came to Austin for a one-day marble class and a two-day button and bead class. I made this one today. It is about an inch in diameter. I am really having fun making marbles - but don't worry, I won't quit making beads!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

This is one of the bead boxes I made out of a cigar box. Yes, I made all the beads also! I'm taking some of them to Titia's store today. I need to get some money back so I can get more glass to make more beads.:) Really though, I am quite the glass ho - you should see the stash I have. I do share though - Kate has been making some awesome beads and buttons - check out her blog!

I made this bead into a magnifying glass and it is going to Mud Pies Pottery today also. It has some very pretty purples in it.

These are some of the bottlestoppers and a letter opener I made. They are going to Mud Pies Pottery in Salado today. Titia has agreed to sell some of my glasswork there. I'm very excited. One of the pieces I took there previously sold already!

Friday, January 23, 2009

These are some of the necklaces (above) and bracelets (below) that have been put together with my glass beads.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

These kitties were made for a bead swap. I made eight cat beads and I will get eight cat beads back made by different artists from all over the world.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

These three glass beads will also fit on pens. The top two have a black base with different accents. The upper right has purple glass streaks around it. The upper left bead has different oily blue lines. The lower right bead has an ivory and turquoise base with spots of oily green around it.

I made some glass beads to fit on pens. This one is made out of ivory, black and a glass that turns green to blue with an oily sheen.
These are two wine bottle stoppers I made out of glass. They both have an ivory and black background with blue-green accents.

These are some other slides that I cut (thanks to Bren's teaching) and decorated. Too much fun!

These are some slides I altered at Christmas time using paper, tape and glitter and wire for the hangers.