It's nice to be productive once again.
First one I want to show you is this Fairy necklace that I made for a friend who is one of our former customers from The Herb Basket days.. She stopped in before Christmas, while we had the Christmas shop set up, for a couple of Tina's hydrosols and saw my jewelry. I have a blue fairy here at the shop, but she was hoping for something more green.... This is Wendy's Green Fairy.
You can't see all the detail in the picture, but her hair is full of flowers and she is holding a garland of flowers dripping from her hands.
It's always fun to put all the danglies on these gals and this one was no exception. She has a glass heart in with the beads on the bottom tassle, and a silver heart on one side and a silver star on the other.
This set of beads is certainly not my usual, but I like it a lot. I call it "Industrial Complex".
The dark silver plum glass has eluded me until recently when I read it really shows its silver color when exposed to an oxygenating flame rather than being reduced.
The colors are a khaki on one side and a light steel blue on the other. The band of silver plum turned into a band of hematite, so I strung it with some hematite beads I had on hand.
Pretty cool once you get the hang of it!
Finally, a Lilac vessel. More veiled cane just because I just love the look of this glass and it also works beautifully for hollow shapes. It is a little "stiffer" than regular soft glass and is much more forgiving as far as temperature goes.
Sometimes, if the vessel is out of the flame for a little too long while it is being shaped, parts of it just clink off into space. This glass will handle more temparature changes than most.
Looks like the neck needs a bit more cleaning, but a few spots of purple Rose frit gave it a little something extra. I think of them as pearly bulls eyes!
I have something else that came out of the kiln today, but can't show it, just in case I get to the Sizzlers meeting this weekend.
I love it when there are contests or themes posted somewhere because it always sets my mind in motion. Inspiration is the hardest for me and I've been having a hard time coming up with original stuff since I got back on the torch.
The Sizzlers are having a contest this time and the theme is "Love Stinks". Whether I get there or not, an image immediately came to mind and I made my bead .... it came out almost exactly as I envisioned it! Show ya after the weekend.