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~ James Herlihy”

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Fun at Maker Faire NC

This past weekend, I went down to Raleigh, NC for Maker Faire NC on June 18th. It was my second time there and lots of fun. People who make all sorts of things were there of course. Among them were several clubs from all over the Raleigh-Durham area. There were electronics, robotics, science […]

Pendant – PFD_0609_017

PFD_0609_017

Here I again used multiple layers of fused clear, black and dichroic glass with mica powders.

This is “Soul Stone II” – another item from a commissioned series. It’s my personal favorite from the series – however the buyer chose another larger piece instead. This one was cold worked on the glass grinder in addition to […]

Pendant – PFD_0609_018

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This is “Soul Stone III” – it was part of a series I did for a commission. Commission pieces are done as a series with the buyer choosing their final purchase.

Pendant - PF_0606_012

PF_0606_012

A very tailored shape with an attractive mix of blue-green color on a white base. I was thinking of the sea when I made this one. To give this one the tailored look I wanted – I used my glass grinder to shape and smooth the sides into a longer leaner looking shape.

Pendant - PF_0709_020

PF_0709_020

This is a dainty light blue swirled glass with mixed blue accents.

Pendant – PF_0606_011

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A small rounded fused glass pendant with a sprinkle of red (almost cranberry) and black frit on a white base.

Clear Glass and new torch work

glass from the Date Night workshop

As discussed earlier – I have recently taken a workshop involving Boro glass and torch work. It was not jewelry specific – but I learned a couple of things and I’ll be using the pieces I made in some form of jewelry. I’m still working out my plans. However here is one picture I’ve […]

Valentines Date Night

This year in lieu of chocolates, flowers or silly stuffed animals….. my very favorite person (who also happens to be my husband), bought us tickets to a “date night” at the The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton , VA.¬† This involved Ballroom dancing, snacks and a bar….. plus the good part… a 2 hour¬†couples […]

Pendant - PF_0710_042

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Pendant – PFCI_0709_021

PFCI_0709_021

I actually decided to call this one “Two Hearts Falling”.