Thursday, December 16, 2010

Eye Buttons with silver glass

These buttons are some of my newest and most favorite ones.  Lots of filigrana twistie and working hard to get a good reaction on the iris with the silver glass, just like real eyes, they are all unique.

more silver glass hollows

Nothing new, just a few more blown silver glass hollow beads, some still in the studio, others gone to live other places.

Ornaments or something even bigger

I have been so excited to do something different.  I have come up with something that uses all of my bag of tricks.  Blowing hollow beads and making buttons are just a few of the things I have been doing, now I have ventured into what I am calling ornaments.  I have some grand ideas but I will still need to pay the bills so I will have to made beads and buttons.  Here are a few picutures of what I have come up with so far.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

more silver glass hollows

Fresh out of the kiln, more hollow blown silver glass beads.  Some of these are very large, approx. 50 mm, almost didn't fit in my kiln door.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

more buttons

I have been working out a way to use a variety of twisties and color combos that will work on a button.  Here are a few that I liked a lot.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Silver glass blown hollow

Here are a few new blown hollows. One is psyche and clear and the other one is kalypso and clear. They are really big but hard to tell in the picture.

Black & White buttons

These are my new all time favorite buttons. I couldn't stop making them and was surprised at all the combinations I could come up with. I just made some minature ones today and will be anxious to see them in the morning.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dan Grumbling marble class

Thanks to Dan Grumbling for his wonderful class on glass marbles. He is very talented and patient teacher. Thanks also to the patience of the students who put up with a few glitches...sorry. Hope you all learned some new techniques. All your marbles turned out great.

Teaching at Flametree in Atlanta

I had such a wonderful time teaching buttons and hollows at Flametree in Atlanta. Maureen and Lance are the best and they have a great studio. It is always nice to spend time with glass lovers. If you are ever in the area I would highly recommend taking a class.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

 Aqua and pea green blown hollows...they are gone but I still love 'em.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

pink buttons

I made these frit twistie buttons after teaching at Playing With Fire studio in Maine in July.  I got some beautiful frit from Virginia and Ed...great people and great lobster.  If you are ever in Maine, take a class.

blown hollows

Here are some blown hollow beads I made awhile back.
I love the little lizard guy.

eye button

This is one of my favorite "evil eye" buttons.  I used twiced pulled "eye lash" twisties and silver glass for the iris.

blogger novice

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This is my very first post on my blog...let's see if I have anything interesting to say.

Welcome To My New Blog

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