Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Winner Again!!!

I had no idea that I had won such an incredible assortment of Green Girl Studios charms when Andrew Thornton contacted me. In fact I didn't really know what the Giveaway was when I entered. I just wanted to make a suggestion and an offer to promote Cynthia Thornton's book Enchanted Adornments. And then a few days later, when I was in the middle of a blog giveaway winning streak these lovelies arrived in the mail. I just had to post a photo of them. And I am sure they will show up in my next newsletter as well. Way before the book is available for me to write a review. Thank you so much Cynthia and Andrew.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm The Winner!!!

I just found out that I won the beautiful bracelet above from the RoundRabbit giveaway. I am so excited to own this beautiful bracelet. I can't believe that I am so lucky. Thank you Nancy for having this wonderful giveaway. I'll be hanging out at the P. O. waiting for it to arrive!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Classes at the Thousand Island Craft School

This is the type of Right Angle Weave bracelet we will be making. Everyone's will be unique

Some examples of fused glass pendants I've made to give students ideas

Some of the stitches on my RAW step by step directions sheet that I made

I have been busy this last week preparing for my annual teaching day at the Thousand Islands Craft School in Clayton, NY. This year I am offering Fused Glass Jewelry Making and a Right Angle Weave Bracelet Class. I have spent a lot of time making a RAW step by step photo display for the bracelet I am teaching. It has come out well thanks to Picasa and Open Office. Great programs if you have not yet discovered them. I hope to have these directions ready for a PDF downloadable ebook before too long.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

New Bracelets with Toggles

Bracelet made with wood beads, my raku and ceramic toggle. I have entered it into the ArtBeadScene July contest.
Wire wrapped square wooden beads, my ceramic toggle clasp
White wood beads, my raku and ceramic toggle clasp

My ceramic beads, and ceramic toggle clasp, metal spacer beads
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Thursday, July 02, 2009

New Work

Here is a newly created Maple Wings circular pendant with a slightly different coloring.
I have been working on some new ceramic pendants. Here is one I really like of some young oak leaves. It is so interesting that these just formed leaves look more like feathers than the image we have of oak leaves. This pendant does not have a hole in it. It could be a cabochon or I was thinking of affixing a bail to it. I wanted to see what it looked like first without a hole.

These have been added to my webstore for purchase here.

Raku Bead Video Part III