Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Back to Work

Yes now that I am back in the studio it is time to get back to work.
Back to the torch and getting ready for the fall shows
Back to teaching.

This weekend there was an awesome group of students in the Beadmaking One class. Even though the temperatures are still hanging in the 90’s the studio wasn’t to hot and everyone made a bunch of beads.

I spent a pleasant Sunday with Nicole of Glass Touch in the studio. I was made beads for a necklace. This style of necklace starts with some special cane I make and pull.
I use it to make the disk beads and the little spacers. Then there is a really long focal bead using all the colors of the canes. I really like the series and this style of necklace.
Once the beads are made they go through a series of grits over several days sometimes even weeks to achieve a satin finish.

Today was another one of the fun parts of being back in the studio. The Bangle Bracelet class is just fun for me. Yes I’m teaching but no one can set themselves on fire in this class and I actually get to make something myself. I had another great set of students and a good time was had by all.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fall ? Feels like Summer-TEXAS Heat Exhibition

The calendar says summer is over.
It’s time to put away those white shoes and think about Fall.
 It’s 100 plus out there and the “Fall” colors are supplied by crispy burned up vegetation.
Still the signs are there school has started the stores are filled with sweaters so I guess we will just pretend it is Fall.
Time for me to be back in the studio my summer “vacation” is over.
Speaking of the Texas Heat the exhibitions opening night is this Friday.
 One of my Leaf necklaces juried in the red one

Classes at Dream Fire Studio start on the 14th check the calendar for more.