Saturday, November 10, 2012
I've been working on something new: Glass Chains! I've been trying to make them in soft glass but have not been able to get beyond 3 chains. A secret Santa gifted me a tutorial written by Pipyr Here's the link http://pipyr.com/tutorials.html just in case you would like to try too! Her tutorial is SO well written, lots of pictures and includes an off mandrel button tutorial. Now, if you know me you know I LOVE making buttons! My etsy shop has lots of them. I have them on my desk waiting to be listed, on my work bench waiting to be photographed, they are everywhere! The off mandrel button tutorial was very easy to follow with great results too! Now mind you I've only played with boro twice so I was a little worried but figured since her tutorial was written using boro (she says soft glass can be used too :) I decided that I would work with the boro first! Here are my results! I just LOVE this chain, so much so that I made a second one in clear!! Here is the end of the first day, 2 1/2 hours on it.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
More new pens from Gail at Bodaciouspens.com I LOVE how cute these are! What a perfect gift for someone. These are beads i've made that gail has yet again turned into wonderful pens! You can find them with her at shows she does in North Florida and Georgia or on her website boadciouspens.com and I know she is always up for custom orders :) Surf board Love