Thursday, September 3, 2009

Meet Steel Blue - it's a Glassdaddy color that has been waiting patiently to be discovered. All I can say is that it was the first set to jump off the pages last night. It plays wonderfully with copper green and violet - I'll be playing with it more - but seriously need to put a little distance between myself and this shape bead. SERIOUSLY.
The challenge for me this coming week will be to keep in the forefront of my mind/intention to steer myself to beads as I used to make them. Hand Shaped. No presses. PERIOD
We've grown accustomed to using them almost without a thought - and it'll be fun to see what comes of this. I see a few sets of hollows - maybe even shaped hollows, a revisit to hearts

on a side note: I will be doing a demonstration this month at BlueMoonGlassworks' September Fireflies meeting on how to make my hand-shaped hearts. Time to get some practice in, eh?!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

OH... my - how time flies.
I love the smell of newly sharpened pencils and Scotch Tape... for it means school has started - and now - I can torch to my heart's content - and not feel terribly guilty!

The updates are in full swing again - as I've weathered a cross country move... been unpacking boxes for the past few weeks - and life is finally settling back in... LIFE IS GOOD. What exemplifies that - other than hollows... it's sort of like stretching after exercise... it just feels good.
Look for more of a regular presence here - as I've missed you guys too.

I have to tell you. Glassdaddy's Steel Blue has finally been paired up with it's perfect match. I've got a set that will go on the update tomorrow night on the website - that will have you crazy... they're wonderful. I can't wait to use this color combo again - and show you what else it's capable of! Tune in tomorrow - and I'll post a picture.