Glass & other crafty goodies

Are you fascinated with glass? Do you often wonder about all those little glass beads that we all 'play' with...How are they made & Who makes them? Well here is the answer...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Studio Equinox is at Bead Rhapsody!


Well Studio Equinox has been at it again!




Studio Equinox beads are available at Bead Rhapsody...
for the next month or two!
I designed a few special hand lampworked beads for my fellow bead gal to sell at her bead studio in Duncan BC & during a couple of pre Christmas extravaganzas!
You can check her stuff out here http://www.beadrhapsody.com/index.html


Yes, I know it is only the first day of autumn, but before we know it the Christmas season will be upon us...so get beading, knitting, felting, painting, firing & just creating in general! Here are some pics to get the creative juices flowing...



Don't forget to check out Studio Equinox on Artfire...much to come!

Happy Equinox!










Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jewelry Makers Alert!

I am sending linky love to the Jewelry Markers Network this evening! I found Karen Ferrante on Twitter...don't we just LOVE Twitter?...and then she found me! Crazy, I know that is how it works...we checked out each others websites...Voila, next thing I know there is a direct message for me to check out her network...nudge, nudge & maybe join...
Check out my new badge....
So very cool of her to send out an invite & to develop a forum where creative jewelry makers can run amuck freely with our ideas!
Thanks Karen

http://www.jewelrymakersnetwork.com/

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Road Trip!


Well we just got back from an amazing whirlwind road trip to Washington State. We ate, we shopped, we toured, we drove & amodst all of that we got some culture! These pics are from an amazing installations at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.

Dale Chihuly is a very well known, well respected glass artisan and he created the Bridge of glass seen here! Truly gorgeous individual pieces, but when you see them 'en mass'...as a collection... the beauty of his work is almost overwhelming.

I say almost but what I really mean is that it WAS an overwhelming experience. As a humble bead maker...I can only imagine creating the enchanting scrolled & fluted glass architecture seen at the museum.

Posted by PicasaI highly recommend a trip there. Even my teenaged son found it spectacular! For more info... http://www.museumofglass.org/