A mother and glass artist, trying to balance life...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Another Etsy Treasury!

Wow... when it rains, it pours! KimsCraftyApple was kind enough to include one of my Wish Whimsy Garden Decorations in her Treasury featuring artists who want to be Found (yep, that's me). What a great Treasury theme, and so well put together! Thanks, Kim! Please visit her shops KimsCraftyApple (colorful baby clothing, quilts, bags, ACEO's, and hoodies) and TheApple (really inventive jewelry). Click on on the Treasury Pic to view the Whimsy!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2 More Treasuries!

What a busy week! I'm trying to prepare for a show and I've been selling a lot. I also had pieces in two Treasuries. The Cobalt Treasury has my most hearted item, the Cobalt Streak 4 sided Lantern. Click on the Treasury pic to view that item. That Treasury was curated by cindylouwho2. She makes beautiful stone, pearl, and Paua shell jewelry . Click on her name to visit her shop!

The pastel Treasury was curated by bythewayside. (Such a beautiful, airy collection.) She sells eclectic non-wearable Vintage. Click on her name to visit her shop. Click on the Treasury to view the Aqua Wish Whimsy Garden Ornament that was featured. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another Etsy Treasury!

DCHStudio was kind enough to include my new Sun Candle Holder in her latest Treasury. The treasury features beautiful pieces in amber. I was going to write about this piece today, so this works well!

The Sun Candle Holder is is made using a fiber mold that I have created myself. The resulting relief has wonderful refraction qualities. The shape of the sun shows as the candle flame flickers. Aside from the fused glass layers and the relief, I've finished it with elegant bead dangles.

Click on DCHStudio's name to view her lovely ACEO oil paintings. Click on the treasury pic to view the Sun Fused Glass Candle Holder. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A New Lantern

Here is the Pimento Fused Lantern. (Click on the pic to view more details.) It is a five-sided lantern. I started with a clear base and fused garnet-colored murrini slices and small murrini that remind me of olives. I really like how dimensional this piece is. It's so beautiful when lit...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Burst Rocket Candle Holder

Here's another new design using the iron oxide image fusing technique. I love the retro radiant burst on this candle holder. Click on the pic to view the details. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Etsy's Front Page!

My cobalt Blue Hanging Lantern was featured tonight on Etsy's Front Page! Click the pic to go the item. Yeah!

Wow, I have been making and listing tons of new items! I can't show all of them here, but I'll try to post a highlight each day or so. First, I've been playing around with a new technique (for me, at least.) I am fusing iron oxide images onto glass. It has opened many new doors of possibility for me. Above is an example of one of my new light catchers using that techique.