Little Breakfast in Delft Set
I feel blog guilt. It’s been quite a while, but everything has been mad busy here, which is definitely a good thing! I taught a lovely lady some lampwork skills yesterday, have a couple of new galleries lined up for 2013 already, and my etsy shop is ticking along well. On top of all this, I’m working slowly but surely on some new ranges of jewellery and beads, and hope to share the inspiration and making process with you all.
Little Version of Original Junkyard Set
In the meantime, I have been working on some little, more affordable for January versions of some of my more popular beads, ranging from £12 to £14 for a set. I’ll leave you with some of them for now (links are clickable) and be back with some of my new work and ideas quicksmart!
Little Version of Scrapyard Set
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you all the best for 2013
Little Version of Original Shipyard Set
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Beware, this is a very image-heavy post…
There’s a little fun project I have been working on for a few weeks now, a study of lovely colourful painted, rusting, graffitied and peeling doors around the world. It even inspired me to paint the studio door this week, which is looking good! Anyway, I found and old drawing of an orange door I did in Barcelona, and I had a wee search on Pinterest to find some more. I found some gorgeous images including these…
They’re really pretty aren’t they? So they led to a sketch or two…
And after a bit of playing around, ten totally unique pairs of earrings were created! They are all made with hot glass on surgical steel backs, so they are totally hypoallergenic. The steel is attached in the flame so it is completely fused to the glass, and no glue has been used (I don’t trust glue). Its image heavy, and all of the pictures link to their listing in my online shop. At £15 each, they are a snip for a totally original piece of jewellery. I hope you like them!
I hope you like them, and have a lovely weekend!
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An old uni sketch that came in handy this week.
There is a post I wrote about these sketches over two years ago somewhere in this blog. They were inspired by Japanese culture and imagery, particularly haikus and haigas. They aren’t the best quality, sorry.
Another Japanese sketch, Lanterns.
Haiga and Umbrellas.
Anyway, they came very much in handy this week! I got a lovely new graphite shaper to play with, if anything to get me out of my disc rut. Its shape reminded me of parasols, so out came the old sketchbooks, and here’s what I came up with in glass. It’s nice to be able to have sufficient control over stringer (thin pieces of glass to ‘draw’ on beads with in the flame) to be able to represent my illustrations. My stringer work is still at a pretty simple level at the moment, but something I will be working hard on to refine.
Purple Palette Lanterns
Autumn Palette Parasols
The bead sets are all for sale in my online shop, just click the picture to see the listing.
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I just reopened my Etsy shop, after a long fringe related break! It still has stock you will probably have seen before, but I will be making glass all weekend (yay!), so expect to see it updated with new loveliness next week. You can visit it here: Etsy
In the meantime here are some lovely pictures I’m feeling will inspire me this weekend:
Lets see what I come up with…
Have a lovely weekend!
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I love these images!
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