Monday, June 11, 2012

My Daughter's New Etsy Shop!

A quick note to tell y'all about my daughter's new etsy shop. Yep, she's joined the ranks of the etsy-ites.

She's started making her own polymer clay cane, and is currently making earrings using them- butterfly wings , flowers, fish and sugar skulls. More to come soon, I'm sure! Go take a look at her etsy shop, TheRedQueensGarden. And you can 'like' her business page on facebook as well!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kumihimo and Lampwork Fish- A Perfect Pair!

As just about anyone knows who watches me online, I make A LOT of lampwork glass fish beads. Why? Well, I love playing with the colors and designs. Every time I learn some kind of new lampwork trick or technique, I find myself thinking- 'I wonder how this would look as a fish?' And so off I go....
A few months ago a lovely jewelry designer named Libby found my etsy shop. She lives on the Atlantic coast, so was drawn to trying out my lampwork fish with some of her jewelry making techniques. I have to say, I am impressed. Her lovely Kumihimo necklaces are perfectly matched to the colors in the fish, and set them off wonderfully.
But kumihimo isn't all she does- the accent beads she used on the first necklace pictured here are just yummy!
Libby has two different shops on etsy- LadyBGems, which features her handmade jewelry and KittyKatGlassDesigns, which features her handmade fused glass (don't miss the June sale in this shop!).
I rarely get to see what someone has made out of some of the beads I created, and I'm just delighted with what Libby has done with these fish. Thanks for letting me share!