Friday, February 24, 2012

Getting excited! Amy Waldman- Smith's visit

Less than a week!

Amy arrives Thursday. We hope to get a quick tour of the Alamo and dinner on the Riverwalk in Thursday before she gets down to business! Fridays crochet bracelet class is full of excited students! Don't worry there is room for 2 more if you want to join us - just call soon. I went shopping yesterday at Mica's for the size 8 seed beads we will be using in the bead crochet class. This is what I picked out.

I admit I have no idea how this works. My experience with seed beads is in costume making. Belly dancing costumes that is. I can't wait to see the crochet bracelets we'll be making. I hope to add this skill to my jewelry I think these crochet beads necklaces are elegant.

Friday's class is just the beginning Amy is also teaching the Ottoman Bead 2 day class while she is here.
These beads are the most intricate and exquisted lampwork beads you have seen.

Saturday March 3  Amy will be teaching day one of the Ottoman bead class.
That night at 6:30 we will have a meet and greet for Amy and she will be doing a Demo at 7 pm all here at Dream Fire Studio. This event is sponcered by the San Antonio Glass Art Guild SAGAG and the Society of Artisan Lampworker in San Antonio SALSA the local ISGB chapter

Amy will have her beads for sale too starting Friday!

So I'm excited! Not only is Amy an excellent teacher and talented beadmaker she is my friend!
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hearts and Flowers

Happy Valentines Day
I hope your day is filled with Hearts and Flowers.
Here are a few for you to enjoy.

One of my Dichroic hearts-Love is True

Pink flowers and leaf- By Sam

Encased Floral- Sam

Pile of yellow flowers-Sam

Pride of Barbados's- my yard

Surface and encased florals-Sam

Encased floral- Sam

Spineless Cactus-Heart shape by the deer

You have to get Roses right?-Anniversary last May
These are blooming on my fence right now!

Hope you enjoyed the eye candy- Happy Valentines day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bullseye, Carlisle and Jen-Ken Thank you

You may already know that I am teaching 4 classes  at the Glass Craft Expo in Vegas this March.
I have been to Glass Craft Expo and assisted in some fusing classes but I have not taught a flame working class there.
So it is really my 1st year teaching at Glass Craft Expo. So I had a little learning curve. Each instructor is responsible for their own glass, kilns and torch set ups. The 1st call I made was to Jen-Ken  to get Chili-Pepper kilns for my classroom. Thank you Jen-Ken. Next on the list was my favorite Bullseye glass rods.They are sending all the glass we'll need for my classes. Thank you Bullseye But I was missing one important item TORCHES.
This week the phone rang and the caller ID said Carlisle I literally answered the phone "Oh I'm so glad you called I really need to talk to you". So now I have my torches for the classroom set up and all! Thank you Carlisle.

Vegas list is done!
Plane tickets - check
Room - check
Glass - check


Lovely assistant- check

Torches check

Students - check
Ready set go!
I can sleep better now that Glass Craft Expo is all taken care of.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Already?

Yes and before you know it March will be here!

One of my good friends said referring to the quick passage of time  " I feel like we need to hold on to something because the world is spinning so fast we might just fly off" I agree.
I already let time get away from me this month.

Like the fact that the Society of Artisan Lampworker in San Antonio (SALSA) is meeting at Dream Fire Glass Studio TONIGHT 2/9/2012! Yes 7 pm for any of you who are checking in to see if Sam has the time a place for the meeting on her blog,
Place- here at Dream Fire Glass 11916 Persuasion San Antonio TX Time - 7pm
What are we doing?
Short membership meeting and then make beads for Beads of Courage (bring your own glass or buy it at Dream Fire). Leia and Vicki will demo twisties and simple murrini making. Sam will do a quick heart demo as well! The Bead Swap for February will be Hearts or Butterflies! Arleen is bringing the raffle item so get your dollar bills ready! SALSA will be signing up folks for the 4th of July Mass Bead Swap! SALSA's bead swaps are a whole lotta fun! Don’t miss out!

What's happening the rest of the week?

Friday 2/10 is Fiery Friday there are a few spots left at the table.
Saturday 2/12  is the Heart Bangle Bracelet class. I have some little heart beads made for these bracelets.
Sunday 2/13 is Torchwork for the Fuser
If you would like to join any of these classes just call the studio

There are plenty of Beautiful Hearts in the Gallery if you need a little something for you honey.
There is a little treat too for anyone stopping by before Valentines Day.

So that's my short blog for today!