Thursday, September 29, 2011

True Blue

Totally smitten with Zimmerman Mountain Blue Powder Z-971, it's such a luscious color! Really hating that it's impossible to find w/o paying thru the teeth - the Zimmerman family stopped producing their colors years ago and the glass industry is starting to miss certain colors like this one and Z-99 Purple Rose Special..along with others. I plan to enjoy using it until I run out.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Before Etching

This set has been a pain in the ass to photograph, the colors are so much more amazing in person, think I'll post again after they're etched. I was playing around with one of the fussy colors I have that is pretty shocky and managed to get some gorgeous russet, green, blue and aubergine/magenta from one glass.

Monday, September 26, 2011

After


 What a huge relief to have this space more organized, not sure how I worked before with all the mess. I even managed to recover some buried treasure! Always a plus in my book. There are still a few things left to finish- but it's now much easier to find a place to stick my work and keep track of inventory for my upcoming show in November.
The crazy thing is that I'll be breaking all this down and moving to San Antonio early next year, the joys of being married to the military.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

the ugly truth


 This is what I've been tackling this weekend as a birthday present to myself. I thought about getting a manicure since my nails are actually long enough for once, but figured cleaning up my workspace would give me more pleasure. Besides, I can always paint my own nails :)

So here's looking at you 31- may it be a fierce (and more organized) year. Pics of finished space tomorrow..

Friday, September 23, 2011

 So shiny, and hard to photograph properly..more of my Moroccan inspired beads.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Still getting used to this new blog setup, the picture loading is much easier- thankfully. This trio just went up on Etsy.
The colors are perfect for fall, the biggest bead is my favorite, much prettier in person!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crackled Ivory on Etsy

 Just up on Etsy, my photos just don't do this bead justice. I'm having a little bit of trouble letting this one go since the crackling is so gorgeous.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Up on Etsy

 Got these two beads up on Etsy today, they both look very nice together :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Shop Update

Some quick pics of work that will going up this week on Etsy. Starting to get in gear for BABE! 2011 in Oakland, CA on Nov. 12-13th. Can't believe it's almost been a year since the last show, time has certainly been fleeting.


 This set is something I tried to re-do from a previous sale after having some requests..the only difficulty with this is that this style is obviously organic and free form which makes it hard to truly replicate, especially when there's fuming involved. We'll see if it goes over well on Etsy. AND I even left them shiny!