Sunday, October 26, 2008

I received a huge was a comment asking why I don't make ugly beads... (sweet) because I know you come here for inspiration - and I'd hate to have you not come back. Last night we had the website update - it was a long time coming, actually something like two months - it was very successful. Giving me 'permission' once more *after invoicing/shipment* to create. Aside from the sales, it gives me a good reading on what is popular, so back to the original question... it's important for me to make what you like AND to enjoy my time at the torch making what you like! SIMPLE, eh?!

This site as well as my others are about promoting the beauty in glass - discovering the limitations of the material as well as limitations of the users' imaginations in creating with my beads. So far, I've discovered very few implied limitations from the material - and continually find myself agreeably working within self-imposed parameters (... like - if it's meant to be worn, make it wearer-friendly. OR my beads shouldn't overpower, they are meant to compliment - not restate the person). I know when stated as such, it seems so obvious - but sometimes I think we lose sight of the basics.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My current favorite! taking me back to the days of Glassdaddy's stash - purples, blues and rich opaque glass for fall favorites. I'm known to carry sets around for a few days *or so* until I have sufficiently bonded with them to 'let them go'... this is one of the sets. I am just so drawn to it... click the photo and fall in!

Friday, October 17, 2008

yeah, the right set of beads and the right afternoon lighting, stunning. It's a good thing I managed to snap some photos yesterday - as today is rainy again. Must be monsoon season! ar.
Seriously - it's been such a dry year - that I hate to wish it away... Glorious wet rain - gotta love it.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I'm loving the 'feel' of the copper - but struggle with feeling I need to solder the rings. ugh. Fun, nonetheless.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Button, button - whose got a button?

Monday, October 6, 2008

In her many personalities... we've opened Pandora's Box. Unleashing color - in wisps and also full gale force. Here is a rather demure set of rondelle beads - hand shaped and encased in clear to amplify what she has brought forth.