Not much going on here of late. Yes...my kiln was delivered, and it sits in the same spot as the day it arrived! My niece, her husband, their adorable 9-month old baby boy, and their equally-adorable white golden retriever Griffin moved in with us this past weekend. They sold their townhouse, and bought a new home, that will not be complete until the end of June. The past few weekends have been spent packing/moving etc. I feel I need a good long stretch of time to dedicate myself to all the idiosyncrasies involved with the kiln. Until then, I dabbled just a bit in "the familiar".
I recently went nuts at an on-line trunk show where I purchased a BOAT LOAD of beads by artist Judith Billig. I just could not help myself! Every time she would post a new picture, I gasped! This is what I bought...
One of the bead sets included earrings pairs made with a most unique spiral shape:
These are lampwork rounds. First, I wanted to mimic that spiral somehow, so I grabbed a piece of wire and wrapped up the orange rounds.
I must have snapped 50 photos of these earrings - so hard to photograph, and these little buggers would not sit still ('cause their round)!
Though I love the earrings, I realized the spiral effect is kinda lost. So, I wrapped up the black ones with the spiral "on the side".
Again - impossible to photograph! I would set them up on my gray board "just so"...turn on my camera, and those puppies just kept rolling! And, the spiral is lost in the picture. Sigh...
So, I grabbed a pendant and make a necklace. Much easier to photograph!
That's about all I have done in the past couple of weeks.... I will hopefully speed up my production in the coming weeks!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!