Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Searing Flesh Lampwork

Since I am obsessed with making beads, the bowl of previously made beads started to overflow. As the craft sale I committed to loomed closer it made sense to turn them into jewelry. I started to combine beads into threes. Stacking them by size, color and design became as much fun as making them.

In a few cases I went back to the torch and created one or two beads to complete a set. Various wire wrapping techniques and accompanying crystals completed them. I have sold and given them as gifts. I saved my favorites and wear them often. Because my skill is beginner level I sell them for $10. This is a good deal. I could ask more for them but the idea is to get them out of the bowl in my studio. It also allows me to buy more glass and perfect my technique.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Craft Sale

Two shows in a row. Both really successful and fun. My partner in crime, Kathleen, and I had a great time at the Vine Grove KY Dickens Days craft sale. We sold steady and met some great fellow venders. It was a learning experience and we took notes. Snow fell that morning making the upcoming holiday seem closer.

The show had a pretty good variety of wares and a butt load of jewelry. We were the only vendors who made their beads. Our lampwork, dichroic, and paper beads made our booth unique.