Monthly Archives: August 2012

Something soft – Blossoms

Just out of the kiln, and for once I selected a soft, feminine color range. For these beads I used a special glass that is soft pink, and has random striations in pastel purple and even hints of apricot. So

Something soft – Blossoms

Just out of the kiln, and for once I selected a soft, feminine color range. For these beads I used a special glass that is soft pink, and has random striations in pastel purple and even hints of apricot. So

Poll: Yay or Nay?

Every night before shutting down the torch I’m trying a couple of new bead ideas. Nothing elaborate and those beads are never “perfect” – mostly they are tests of new color combinations or quick proofs of concept. Today I’m showing

Poll: Yay or Nay?

Every night before shutting down the torch I’m trying a couple of new bead ideas. Nothing elaborate and those beads are never “perfect” – mostly they are tests of new color combinations or quick proofs of concept. Today I’m showing

How long does it take to make a bracelet? Well … it depends!

If you are anything like me, than you know this feeling: you think you have a brilliant idea for a jewelry design. But once you sit down and turn your idea into reality, you look at it and you just

How long does it take to make a bracelet? Well … it depends!

If you are anything like me, than you know this feeling: you think you have a brilliant idea for a jewelry design. But once you sit down and turn your idea into reality, you look at it and you just

Layering it – powders and frits

I’ve been working on a new style of beads, that look a bit like glass excavated from ancient ruins. LOL – at least that’s what they remind *me* off :). For this technique I’m applying up to 8 layers of

Layering it – powders and frits

I’ve been working on a new style of beads, that look a bit like glass excavated from ancient ruins. LOL – at least that’s what they remind *me* off :). For this technique I’m applying up to 8 layers of

Every good Gathering involves spending money :)

I guess I was still doing pretty ok at the Gathering – compared to my peers, I kept an iron grip onto my wallet. Of course, you can’t attend 3 days worth of beadmaking conference, without splurging a tiny, little

Every good Gathering involves spending money :)

I guess I was still doing pretty ok at the Gathering – compared to my peers, I kept an iron grip onto my wallet. Of course, you can’t attend 3 days worth of beadmaking conference, without splurging a tiny, little

Now here’s a question for you!

Who do you think attended a Cynthia Toops workshop in Polymer Clay? Why, moi of course! And here is a photo of my first, absolutely ridiculous and laughable attempt, at making a set of large (1 inch diameter) polymer clay

Now here’s a question for you!

Who do you think attended a Cynthia Toops workshop in Polymer Clay? Why, moi of course! And here is a photo of my first, absolutely ridiculous and laughable attempt, at making a set of large (1 inch diameter) polymer clay