Wednesday 22 July 2009

Splosh - Bottle Art Wall Hangings.

I had a cunning plan, but it didn't quite work, so the next best thing was to turn it around and try something else. Bring on Splosh ! Bottle Art.

Smashed up wine and beer bottles, arranged in an abstract manner and melted in the kiln, then a little strong wire added for a hanger, and in some cases a little matching dangle too :)

I have ideas for advancing this design, so watch this space - once I can figure out how to use the bottle cutter to cut perfect rings !!

Saturday 18 July 2009

Fused Pendants

It has been ages and ages since I did anything creative. I know people think that because I am surrounded by beads, and charms, and glass, and clay, that I play all day. The truth is I rarely do, every spare minute in the shop is spent working - bagging, pricing, counting, listing....and so it goes on.

But on Wednesday I scheduled in a whole afternoon to make glass pendants, and I really enjoyed it. Although I decided to use the big kiln and was rapidly running out of inspiration by the time I had filled it !

I made 50 in total, but I won't bore you with them all, so here is a taster :)

Tuesday 7 July 2009

Disc Necklace / Beads & Beyond Aug 2009

Another submission, this one I called Chocolate & Marshmallow, and it consists of a series of complimenting BRICK STITCH (not Peyote as it states in the magazine) discs - each with a Swarovski Crystal centre.

The beauty is you can make as few or as many as you like, varying sizes and colour, and just hang them from a ready made polyster chain - funky !

Featured in Beads & Beyond August 2009, page 26.