Monday, February 28, 2011

Two publications

I can't believe I didn't write a blog about this already. I was chosen as one of about 150 women to be featured in the Flow's Women in Glass winter issue. Here's a bottle they chose. Great glass, lots of tuts, and a lot of information. All for just $9 plus shipping- or get a digital copy!

Here's a link:
And I just got a copy of the newest glass beadmaking book 'Creating Glass Beads' by Jeri Warhaftig published by Lark Books. This mask- 'Lalala I Can't Hear You' is in the gallery on page 34. I haven't had time to read the book yet- but there are sure a lot of nice beads in it! Here's a link to Lark, though I don't know if the book is quite out yet.

Oh! And that means I got a free copy of each of them- Woohoo!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Featured in a blog

Here's a blog someone wrote about my beads. Kglass did a wonderful job. There's a lot of nice glass featured, as well as jewelry and some ideas about business. Take a peek here:

And here is a link to her shop:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Girlfriend beads

Oh, I have a new bead style that I'm liking right now. So far I've only made four, and they're all princesses, but this idea isn't completely congealed yet. I decided while I was making one today that they don't always have to have a crown. So they are not going to be princess beads after all, but rather 'girlfriend' beads. Remember when tiaras were 'in'? I'm hoping that's all over with!
They can have different hair, skin, eye and background colors. And different background pictures too. Since there is a face on only one side, I have to work on making the other side interesting. I've got a new idea for that- we'll see how I do a bit later. For now, here are the first couple of princesses- the harried princess ( I keep wanting to call her Princess Harry!) and blue girl, who is a bit more staid.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Woodwork of Irwin Seidman

Here's my new plan. Every once in a while I am going to show a little something from someone whose work I think is magnificent.

Today, it is the woodwork of Irwin Seidman. He was kind enough to tweet about something of mine, and when he told me about it, I had to go see what he made. Turns out he makes incredible wooden bowls, pepper mills, oil lamps, and other things. His pepper mills are on sale right now- a great addition to your kitchen wares.
I just love woodwork. My grandfather always had something cooking with wood in his workshop, and I have had the pleasure of working with wood a few times in my life. I love the feel, the patterns, the colors- it's all good! And Irwin does beautiful things with it.

There are also some lovely paintings from Susan Seidman.

Overall a wonderful etsy shop!
Here's a link: