My Season...New Lampwork on Etsy...Lampwork Bracelet
Well…the time has come, I’m wrapping up my jewelry making season soon. I’ve got a handful of shows/commitments/customs and an Open Studio, First Friday…that’s it for this year. Then I back on the torch, working on new designs. I’ve been playing with a lot of silvered glass, mostly focals…also bright colors have just recently taken center stage for me. Where as I greatly enjoy working with silvered glass…I need the pick me up of bright and colorful, it’s a weather, grey skies sort of issue…which it seems will plague the Indiana skies until spring. Mmmm…I wonder if I need to order some more lime green and pink rods????
I do enjoy creating jewelry but the creation all starts with me making the beads first. I’m beginning to think, that I’m more of a beadmaker that I thought. Maybe that’s because it’s GLASS
The above bracelet was created with etched nuggets. The beads have an organic velvet feel to them. They aren’t out of focus, I was playing with Photoshop again. The bracelet is smooth to the touch and is a comfortable piece. I'm still working on designs that are less fu-fu, wearable for everyday, and that showcase the lampwork beads.
The below is a set I just listed on Etsy. Yep, I'm back on Etsy and hopefully will be for the next couple of months.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. At our house, Bob cooked and read most of the day. Me, I took almost a 5 hour nap. Geez, I will be so glad when Dec 15th rolls around...that means, I'm on vacation mode. Which lasts a day or two. Why Dec 15th you ask...every year I set a date that I draw the line to when I stop creating jewelry for the Christmas rush. I will finish up all customs by then....I will be done will all shows...I will start working on the SPRING line. That's the plan (for now).
My plans is a lot like life..."Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -John Lennon