Saturday, September 27, 2008

Slide Show!

Someone told me about this cool widget that makes it really easy to create a slide show. I thought that I would try it out!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Goldstone Glitter

Goldstone is one of those materials that can added to glass for some extra sparkle. It consists of copper filings suspended in clear glass. If worked too hot in a direct flame it will appear to be rust colored or brownish instead of sparkly gold. I've been very pleased with the goldstone I've been using. I heat chunks of it in the flame, case it in clear that is the proper COE for the glass I want to use it with, and pull it out into stringer. I just love the glittery results!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A gift of creativity

On one of the glass forums that I belong to there are often "exchanges". An exchange is where you send trade a piece of your work with another artist. I like to join exchanges that offer new challenges for me. That might be in the type of work or the style. Here is a bracelet I made using a finger weaving technique developed by Robin Atkins. The real challenge for me was making the sculptural flower beads. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out!