My beginning and next step soldering students are so awesome! Here are a few of the fantastic things they made! They've been setting stones, soldering multiple layers, working in brass, copper, nickel, silver, semi-precious stones, dichroic glass, setting prongs, making custom bezels, using bezel cups, making bails, designing, and having a lot of laughs! I'm so lucky I get to work with them! Somedays, I love my job!!!
Pretty great for a beginner!
Love the fun prongs! read more »
This coming weekend is back to back events sponsored by the San Antonio Glass Art Guild (SAGAG). These events are open to the public. You need not be a member to attend.
The SAGAG moved it's regularly scheduled general meeting to Friday, March 2, 2012 especially to host internationally known guest artist Mark Ditzler. He will be teaching a workshop at Wired Designs Studio March 2-5. This is a great opportunity for those of us not in the workshop to hear from Mark.
Friday, March 2, 2012
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Happy to report that 45 gem toned vases are completed! It's been a challenge to pull it off on time, but the City Year Gala event is on Tuesday night and the client is picking them up on Monday! The vases turned out to be beautiful!
A close up shot of the vases!
I know these will look beautiful with candles in them!We had a visit from our Bullseye Rep, Devon! She did a great presentation on color reactions. Afterward we had a mini-teach where we made sample tiles of color reactions. We had about 30 ... read more »
I really adore European house designs and its structure. I just love its classic architectural charm. It has a luxurious design which makes this kind of house design even more attractive. European house truly offers a touch of elegance, refined style and a reminder of the beauty and history of the old country. European homes [...] read more »
If you've been following the saga of the 45 draped vases for City Year's gala event on February 28th, no doubt that you're wondering, "So ...what happened?" So... Here's where we are on the project.
I'm rather frustrated over the events that have occurred over the last 10 days. It seems that my in my exuberance to plow through the project, I failed to acknowledge that the draping portion of the project would be more nuanced than expected. I've done this numerous times before without any real pain or he... read more »
This cascading fold card is a new one for me! Love this fold! My sister, Chris, showed me how to do this fold and she has made about 4 or 5 of them. Check out her blog at callalilystudioblog.blogspot.com for more cards and instructions. The big red rose is from valita's blog. She uses the SU owl punch. The vine that the rose is on is from spellbinders and I added a toothpick to the back of it to give it some strength. The white envelope is from sizzix and I just put the sentiment in the envelope from SU ... read more »
Just finished today! You're seeing it before the client. This beautiful vessel sink will reside in the guest bath in a custom home here in San Antonio. The house is being built by Davis Homes. The design was inspired by the clients marble vanity slab, which is silver/gray with lines of cobalt blue and flecks of white and deep green. The interior designer, Debbie Stoli, is working with the clients to make their home a gorgeous place. I love working with designers because they really see lots of design pos... read more »
Finally the first batch of discs is in the kiln slumping! Here's a little walk though my last few days on the project. I'll have a lot to show you tomorrow!
Here are the slumping molds. They've been sprayed with Boron Nitride and elevated on 12" kiln posts. I did that so we didn't have any folding or touching of the kiln shelf.
These are the final discs that I did. Several shades of ambers.
Here the discs have been cold worked, washed well, and placed on their molds.
Here is the Hendrick's sink ... read more »
And here's the purple set that I just put in the kiln. I decided to do one more set in amber, just in case some of the slumps don't fall perfectly. I'm concerned that the plums won't look as good and might be too dark. We'll see.... I used 1105-plum, 1234-violet striker, 1834-erbium pink, 1101-clear irid, and 1101 clear. Hopefully the plums and violet will blend nicely. The amber has the following colors; 1837-light amber tint, 1137 amber, 1437-amber, 1101 clear irid, and clear. read more »
Do you ever wonder, when you buyyour Bundles of Blossoms pillows,where your pillows are made?
I always imagine when I order handmade goods online what kind of place they were created in?
I am nosy like that.
I always imagine the artist/crafter/designer snuggled away in their own personal space, losing track of time, listening to Indie music, and snacking on colorful macaroons in a room filled with all kinds of possibilities to make little wonderful goodiesfor the rest of us to enjoy.
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