Monday, December 29, 2008

New Beads for Ebay & Double Sided Cuff Links - 12/30/08

Atlantis - This is my favorite bead from the past few weeks. It has a lovely green core that glows through the transparent core. A few stripes of goldstone give a lovely accent and the clear encasing really makes this beads sparkle.
Burnt Starlight: A lovely organic bead in red roof tile with lots of silver & enamels. Dark silver plum shards on the surface.
Sapphire Jewels: A fun focal with a periwinkle base, blue "jewels" and goldstone lines. The encasing is thick and pressed into a loose gem cut facets. It's a very neat effect on the bead magnifying it at all angles.Tweed Double-Sided Cuff Links: This is the second pair of double-sided cuff links I've made as a custom order. I'll have to start adding them to my etsy shop. I'm very pleased with the way the turned out. The pieces are connected via a piece of thick silver-plated chain.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Eugene Snow of 2008

As my friends and family up North still suffer the turmoil of snow, I reflect on our brief winter wonderland. The snow was only here for a few days for us, long enough to enjoy it but short enough to not outstay its welcome.

During that time I enjoyed staying inside and avoiding everyday activities. Go to the gym? Oh no we can't possibly, look at all the snow. Go to the studio? Oh no it's 2 miles away and I can't get there by bike, car or bus in all that snow. By day three we broke down and walked for groceries, to the library and to the studio. I was sore for two days.

On Monday morning Zac lured me outside for a pleasant winter walk.On Monday morning Zac lured me outside for a pleasant winter walk.
"What's that honey you want me to come closer? Of course dear!"
"Wait, why are you reaching down to the grou...Wapt!"
A short snowball fight ensued. Of course I won and sent Zac heading for the hills:

That's right you better run!
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Beads for Ebay! 12/2/08

Valley Sunset: Dark ivory meets cherry red in this lovely sunset. Hints of yellow and silver.
Green Maypole: A light green base with ribbons swirls of green and blue. This is a technique from Sarah Hornik. Dark silver plum shards on the surface.
Cosmic Scribbles: A rubino oro base with twisties in blues and golds. Finished with dark silver plum shards.