Friday, 26 November 2010
These are the latest pieces to be submitted to the gallery in Luxembourg, The Art of Good Taste, who have been doing a wonderful trade in the build up to Christmas with open evenings accompanied by bubbly.
If you're in Luxembourg, and want to go along to have a look at my work, and that of the other artists the gallery is home to, join us!
28, rue Alfred de Musset, Limpertsberg
So far, there are two Christmas preview evenings scheduled for December - Thursday 2nd December and Friday 3rd December 2010 - from 10am to 5pm both evenings.
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
The children are back at school, but I have found it really difficult to get myself going on the torch again. The summer holidays are so long here, and getting yourself back into work mode after 2 months lazing around in the sun is hard! Driving home from
So, once my mojo chose to rejoin me, here's what I came up with. Thanks for looking.
Wire Wrap Rings
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Thursday, 6 May 2010
I'd forgotten how much I enjoy making tree beads. These are all large, 3.5cm lentils using Triton and Psyche glass, with nero intense black for the trees.
The pendant I had at The Art of Good Taste gallery sold last week, and another person had had their eye on it so commissioned one.
I had a good day at the torch on Monday and made 5. The balance were taken by the Bead Buddies!!
I think I might make some more, and try out the Clio and Aurae glass I have...
Saturday, 17 April 2010
I sat in on some brilliant demonstrations by Di East, Teresa Laliberte and Sharon Peters, unfortunately having to leave before Sabine did her demo but will hopefully catch up with her again soon.
If you've missed it this year, try and get along to next years. It was my first ever time of going, but I'm hoping the girls Spring half term from school coincides again next year :-)
Friday, 9 April 2010
So, the girls finish school this evening for a 2 week Spring break and Sunday morning (obscenely early) we set out for our road trip back to the UK.
With the thought of not making beads for 2 weeks, I had a couple of all day sessions this week which has been great.
I had a whole day yesterday playing with and encasing silver glass, which I very rarely get to do.
And finished photographing this morning. It was also fun making some BHB's!!!
And of course some dots!
Hoping to list these for sale later.
Except I can't find my gauge to measure them!
Thursday, 1 April 2010
I spent March getting my work organised for display at The Art of Good Taste gallery, which opens in Luxembourg on April 20th.
Friday, 5 March 2010
Today I found out I have been nominated for the "Sunshine Blog Award" by the very talented Jives Jewels
"The Sunshine Blog Award" is given to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others around the blogging world.
THE RULES OF THE AWARD
1. Put the Sunshine logo on your blog or within your post.
2. Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let your nominees know they have been nominated by leaving a comment on their blogs.
5. Link to the person from whom you recieved this award.
Here are the 12 wonderful bloggers I have chosen:
Monday, 15 February 2010
This monster, took 3 rods of glass and measures 35mm
And for a choice of focals, there is also this "crunched" oblong
I also got this set made - a 30mm "marble" focal with 3 matching spacer beads which I've named Candied Jewels. I love the dark amethyst of this set!
And this, Galakto - another large "marble" focal
And I made an invert of the porcelain beads. Instead of white, I used ivory coloured glass, which has given a daintier swirl. This is Midnight Waltz
And lastly, Blue Lace... Told you I had a thing about blue on this last session!!
The girls are on 2 weeks leave from school, so no more torch time now until the end of the month... Which is probably just as well as the studio is FREEZING! See you in March!
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Well, it has only taken me until February to say Happy New Year and wish everyone good health, peace and prosperity. Where does the time go?
2010 is also presenting a wonderful new opportunity, in that I have been invited to exhibit my creative pieces in a new gallery opening in Luxembourg - The Art of Good Taste where you'll be able to find my work under Serendipity Glass Art Beads & Jewellery.
The gallery opens toward the end of April, and if you're in the neighbourhood and would like to go along for a look, let me know.
January brought snow, and lots of new bead sets - some of which are here. In the meantime, as always, you can view photo's of everything that has been baked on Flickr