Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Number 2...not like the drawing, and the spokes need to be a touch longer to make it sit right, but passable I think?
Number 3 is no closer to the drawing, but I kinda like it too :)
Number 4 come about from a piece that I cut off, then played with. I think this one might join nicely, and allow for some more experimenting in that process to create some lighter areas to balance the dense rings...
Tomorrow, I plan on playing with the glass again! Some serious trolling of the internet has my head bursting with ideas to try out. Most of them will have to wait until I have a bit more experience, but I have a few ideas ready to go now.
Here are the final 10 Christmas tree decorations to go with my cards. You cannot see it very well, but I used 2 colours in each plait, and the 'real life' effect is quite pretty.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Top to bottom:
decorated with homemade frit (bits of random glass)
new technique - bubble dots
playing with stringers, 3d sculptured, millefiori, dots, more stringers
playing with homemade twisties (multi coloured stringers)
homemade frit decoration on transparent glass
Next post will include some lace I promise :)
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Next for the shuttles...
2 more installments of Stumpy...the left in my favorite thread for tatting - Lizbeth 20, colour shell, the right in the perle 8 again. These are 25 motif challenge number 21 and 22!
This gorgeous design comes up on Gumnuts occassionally! I finally give it a go and love it!
I can't find the link at the moment, but will wrestle this infernal machine later this evening when the daylight in the shed is not calling so strongly!
The left one is perle 8 and the right Lizbeth 20 threads and tallies 23 and 24 in the 25 motif challenge....just 1 to go!!!!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Yesterday I attended a glass bead making class. The beads are made using flame fueled by a BBQ gas bottle.
We learned lots of safety points, then we each had a go at making a stringer and some frits.
Next, we each made a donut bead. Here is mine! I picked a piece of glass that was constructed of transparent and opaque sections which gives the bead some depth.
I also have some more bookmarks for my 25 motif challenge to show you in the next post.
Til then TTFN :)
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Next, I have some more tatted bookmarks.
I will post again over the weekend...I have a pic of my finished Withof pieces and have been busy with some quilting projects. Thanks for letting me share, hope you have found something of interest :)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Here is my tatting entry, with it's new ribbon :)