Friday, July 30, 2010

Bird Mania

Redwing Kooky Bird

I've gone to the birds again this week. All I want to make is birds, birds, birds! So far I have six or seven fabulous little bird beads sitting on my counter tonight. I've been admiring them in the sunshine we've been blessed with this week in Washington. This is one of my favorites. He's a little sweetie. Hope you like him as much as I do.


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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nothing like a summer rose. We clipped this rose bush down a couple of months ago and didn't know if we would see any roses throughout the summer. Yet, walla, a summer rose. A symbol of love, hope, peace and beauty. Enjoy!

xoxo - Suzanne
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What a hoot! A side by side comparison of a work in progress. I began making beads in 2009. I loved making birds on my beads. At my nephew's BBQ last summer - August - I proudly displayed my first bird bead. Attendees were impressed that I was able to put a bird on a bead and politely ahh'd and oogled what I had accomplished. This year my bird beads have taken on a new appearance and I will, once again, be so proud to display my present bird beads. Hopefully, they will smile and oogle at the whimsy and progress I've made in a year. Ah, the plight of a glass bead maker in the Pacific Northwest.

Enjoy - I love making bird beads.

xoxo Suzanne
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Clowns, Clowns, Clowns

Hot, hot, hot! It has been very hot in Washington for the last couple of days that working in the studio has just been too exhausting. Even though I have a box fan at the base of my feet to cool me off.

I've been making faces at the torch just to see what what I can come up with on a daily basis. I just read what I wrote and need to explain the faces I'm making are on beads..haha...not on my face. Here mixed with some fun beads are the faces so far. I love them - they make me smile.

I hope you enjoy them as well. They are available on Etsy by this evening!

hugs and more hugs
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Miracle Rods of Glass

This is a picture of my glass rods. Reminds me of Moses picking up the serpant and it turned into a rod which he used to strike a stone and water sprung forth from where he touched. (Bible language haha) I think he also used it to split the Red Sea (but I'd have to brush up on my bible to know for certain). Whenever I pick up a rod of glass and it touches the flame, it turns into a little piece of art. Now, that's a miracle in the book of - Suzanne
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Daytime/Night Time
You know, flowers don't go away just because the sun goes down and they can't be seen at night.  They just keep on keepin on til morning when we wake up and wonder at their beauty once again. This focal bead is of the daytime and the night time flowers (just so you know they are just as beautiful at night as they are during the day).

The set is 10 beads in all, eight white and black spacer beads, a perfect larger bead accenting the focal, and the focal bead which is about 1.5 inches. The two larger beads are encased in clear glass for a three dimensional effect. The daytime flower on the focal bead is on transparent lavender against a white core. The nightime flower has a tiny bubble encased at the center of the petals.
All beads are made on a 3/32 mandrel.


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Monday, July 19, 2010

Busy Day!!! Spent all day in the Studio and used up all my manrels...;-))))) - as you can see.
Beads are all tucked away for the night in the kiln - baking away.
Happy Day! Can't wait until tomorrow morning to see how the beads faired. Posting pics then...
tune in, same time, same channel.

Hugs and kisses - Suzanne the art glass gal
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lady Bug, Lady Bug, fly away home! This is my favorite from yesterday. Transparent Dk Blue and little red lady bugs wired up on my own handmade glass headpins. For sale soon on Etsy! Enjoy...hugs
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Purse Hooks are here! Check out my shop on Etsy! Address under my profile on Facebook or click on the photos in the right hand border of my blog! Such fun and so fun to give as gifts. Stock up - Christmas is coming ;-)))))))))))))

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Monday, July 12, 2010

With Love for MOM

New Purse Key Finder for MOM!!! Mom is forever losing her keys - IN HER PURSE!!! Unlike many of us - right? I made this especially for her. Of course, only a heart would do. Because, well, because she is, Mom.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wyoming BFF's

My girlfriend Ginger just visited from my home town, Sheridan, Wyoming. We had a grand time together including her husband Randy, a stunningly amazing water color artist. Ginger ordered two sets of beads for BFF's D'Ann and Cathy back in Sheridan and the one in the middle for herself.  I think she would have bought beads for everyone in town if she could have - we had so much fun touching and holding them in the sunlight next to the window..."ooooo ahhhh.  I like this one" Ginger said, "I like that one." Randy chimed in.   Too bad I'm so expensive....haha

I had a blast wiring them up with my own handmade glass headpins and am shipping them off to Ginger tomorrow for delivery to D'Ann and Cathy. I hope you enjoy wearing them my dear, sweet, forever friends. Not only will you think of Ginger's thoughtfulness and love for you when you wear them, but also the joy it gives me knowing they belong to you. 

Hugs to all three of you and - oh - you too Randy!!!  Thanks for the wonderful visit from my very deep roots in Sheridan.

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First day back in the studio after a month on vacation.  First thing, I picked up a hot piece of glass and burned my fingers...I had to laugh.  My glass was obviously protesting for my being away for such a long time.  I had to admit, I was a little afraid to get back in the saddle melting my glass into beautiful beads.  "What will happen - I may have forgotten even how to hold the mandrel"...

It wasn't long and I was making beads even better than before.  Recreation is the spring board for re-creation.  Will post my creations when I take them from the kiln in about 8 hours.  I had so much fun once I got started.  Now I can't wait to get back in there in the morning.  Did I mention "I love melting glass?"


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