Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Funky and Fun Enameled Copper Beads

Over the past week I've been making funky beads out of copper wire, tubing and sheet. I wanted to practice enameling using my lampwork bead torch. And it works great ... once I learned to use a cooler bushy flame so the copper wire didn't melt! Here's a photo of just a few of the beads I started with.

And here are a few strands of finished enameled beads. They are great components for someone's jewelry projects. Listing them in my Etsy shop, and keeping my fingers crossed ....

Sunday, March 30, 2014

New Lampwork Beads

I love these light turquoise with frit beads! I made them yesterday and just posted them in my Etsy shop. Also ordered four more frit colors that are in the mail to me ... can't wait to try and show them to you.




I tried to post a couple more of the Etsy treasuries my pieces were included in, and sadly read that the treasury generator was no longer working ... until someone figures out how to fix it.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Beveled Glass Pieces

Today I added two beautiful pieces made with beveled glass to my Etsy shop. The first one is a box with hinged lid. The lid is a rectangular bevel with chip glass in the center. I added a piece of matching chip glass to the bottom. The beveled pieces are so much fun to photograph! So many reflections and angles ....


The second is a beveled glass business card holder which is one of my best sellers. It really is a beautiful addition to the desk top.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Tomatoes in March?!

One thing about living in Southern California, you can grow vegetables year round. I haven't done that for a few years, but did leave my tomato plants in months ago because they were full of little green tomatoes. Over the weekend I found these treasures and picked a whole colander full. But it's time to pull out the plants and get the soil ready for Spring planting.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Newest Lampwork Beads

Staying inside during this rain storm and making beads ... my favorite thing!

Another set of "raku" Iris Orange beads, lentils and spacers

And I just LOVE these copper green beads, lentils and spacers. They are so beautiful.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014