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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Barbara Lewis Blogspot Offering

Head over to Barbara Lewis's blog to register to win a spot on her upcoming online workshop.  Barbara is a master torch-fire enameler, teacher, and author of the fabulous book Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry - Painting with Fire.

She has a really cool ecourse studio walkthru.  You will love her set up!

Here are few photos of some of her work I love.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hammered Hearts

Just having a bit of fun with hearts in the studio today.  Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dreaming of Snow

Beth Millner posted a video on Barbara Lewis's blog of how to do this, so I gave it a try.  Fun fun fun!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mid week ramblings

No photos yet...don't want to spoil the surprise, but what a wonderful time I have had creating with Sabrina's sweet beads.

Made my very first sale on Etsy this week.  My verdigris patina dragonfly flew away today.  Thank you, Tiffany!

Got a publishing date on my Belle Armoire article.  It will be in their summer issue.  Maybe this will help me welcome summer this year instead of dreading the heat.

Happy jewelry making to you all!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sabrina sent Sweeeet Beads

My BSBP package arrived today and I was thrilled to find so many lovely items.  The first little bag held lovely silver plated beads and a very very cool clasp from Beadbox.  Next came some wonderfully textured black lava beads from Bali-Beads.  I have never seen lava beads before and I'm thinking hot hot hot - and how appropriate for a torch lover!  Love them.  There were a couple of other little bags with findings and a nice tassel.  The very best package was the one of beads that my partner Sabrina made herself.  Oh my.  What a fabulous lampwork artist she is.  I have never seen such beautiful precision.  I was working with low light when I took these photos.  I'll try to get some better close-ups of these jewels over the weekend.  Please excuse me.  I need to go drool over my beads!  Thank you, Sabrina.

Look at the detail and precision in these beads!  WOW!