Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The heat still pounds the hard dry grounds of Arizona this summer. The news states that it is one of the hottest Augusts on record and we are currently still seeing temperatures of 110 or above.
As I am waiting for this incessant heat to subside, I am dreaming of the nearest night in which it will be cool enough for me to get on the torch again for decent periods of time.
In the mean time, I am doodling images to create in glass, preparing myself for some sweaty nights of torching for orders I must complete and going through my current inventory. I have an upcoming show in less than 2 weeks for a Sci-Fi convention. These shows are always a lot of fun, and with the table purchase in the showroom, we also get full membership passes in which we could attend any events or lectures they are having - - nice!
If anyone would like more info on the show, it is being held in Avondale, AZ this year - - and I have info and a link on my webpage at www.jeansbeads.com.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Don't forget! My Etsy sale is still going on for those of you who see this blog. Enter BLOGGER20 at the Etsy checkout and receive a 20% discount. Great discount on beautiful bead sets, pendants, single focal beads and finished jewelry items!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I haven't make flower beads in ages, it seems. Actually, it's been about 3 or so years, with just an occasional flower order here and there by request. I wanted to see if I could actually still make them decently since I haven't for so long.
When I first started working in soft glass, making beautiful flower beads was one of my main goals. After conquering the design of encase floral bead and also raised floral beads, I started to move onto other techniques and designs. That, along with the multitude of other artists already making floral beads, I thought it would be good to come up with other designs, totally unique to me. So, after a few years, I have created Dragon Eye pendants, Dragon Hearts, Faerie Beads, shark teeth, fangs, space pendants, implosion pendants, etc, and have gained various skills and experience along the way.
So, I decided to try flowers again, making a full circle, and maybe I can come up with a unique flower bead design all of my own. Who knows?? I will be working on this, among other things, too, and we will see what happens down the road - - I love glass! So many possibilities . . .