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Firing up the kiln with a friend

kiln results - mostly good cabs

Fridays have turning into kiln firing days. And finding a co-conspirator in my creative endeavors is a bonus!

They look like festive candies. Here’s some of the fused glass pieces that were done with the kiln:

kiln results – mostly good cabs

The past couple of Fridays I’ve had company for jewelry making. My friend DL came […]

Re-design a necklace - pt 2

KT_Necklace

Earlier I wrote – KT commissioned me to re-design a necklace she had.
I hadn’t seen it yet – however I told her to send it ahead and I’d do what I could.

The re-designed necklace set is pictured here:

Here are the earrings and bracelet:

Here’s what I did after I took the necklace apart and re-arranged the […]

Pendant - PFW_0606_007

PFW_0606_007

This item was donated to the St Joseph’s Parish fundraiser in Oct 2007.

How to re-design a necklace - pt 1

KT_necklace_before

The other day I received a commission from KT to “please, please can you DO something with this necklace?” There were a couple of specific needs that needed to be met.

1) I really don’t like that big green glass bead… it throws the necklace off and it’s heavy.
2) And also – I need you […]

nifty cabochons and other stones

Just got back from Penguicon 5.

Went to a panel on miniatures – learned a few tricks to try on jewelry making.

Went to another panel on staying on target artistically speaking… and trying to make it work along with the rest of your life – called Life Hacks. It was primarily targeted to aspiring writers – […]

Pendant - Fused glass wire and beads

PFW_0605_002

This is a dainty pendant with dark green glass, black speckles and black enameled copper wire. I really liked the celtic style stirrup bail that I put with this and the dangle of beads that finishes this off.

Pendant - Fused glass wire and beads

PFW_0509_007_Kathy

This teal and pink fused glass pendant is wrapped in brass wire and has several beaded accents.

Pendant - fused glass with wire wrap.

PFW_0509_003_SpringGreen

Clear fused glass with blue / green accents and bright green enamel copper wire wrap.

This look really good with a variety of summer and spring clothes, and because it’s a clear base if accents whatever color you wear.

Pendant - fused dichroic glass

Eileen2

Pendant of fused dichroic glass with silver wire and glass bead accents.

Pendant - fused glass with wire wrap

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This is a very tailored piece with abstract colors and simple wire wrapping using enameled copper wire. I chose a do a very tight double strand twist of fine wire for the wrap.