Saturday, 27 December 2008

Secret Santa Goodies

These were my gorgeous goodies from Secret Santa swap on Crafteroo They were made by Hannah aka span1 You can read her blog to see how she created them. She knew I loved rabbits and this little stitched bunny is just fabulous!! My kids have been enjoying the candy canes and my scarf has come in handy now the weather has changed!!!

I made a Millefiori dish for Pennydog and a pendant and a ring that was for her birthday just before Christmas.

I only took a photo of the dish

I also took part in a Secret Santa organised by Uk Craft Forum and I was given these lovely goodies from Mummycupcake. I now am determined to learn how to crochet!!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and all the best for a super 2009!!!

Monday, 15 December 2008

Another Millefiori Necklace

This one I have just finished and was going to add it to the other, but for reason, I can't, so I thought I would just add to it anyway!!!
The pendant is clear glass with millefiori pieces and the necklace has square millefiori beads.
I can see quite a few of these coming up on my website and folksy etc I just love them.
I am going to be adding rings and bracelets too.

Dichroic Millefiori Necklace

Here is my latest design. I have fallen in love with Millefiori glass in all shapes and forms.
I have made several Pendants, some with Dichroic Glass and some with just the Millefiori pieces.
I wanted to make some necklaces, so I ordered some beads and have made this and am in the middle of making some others.
I hope you like it!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Abstraxx vases

I was contacted by a very talented gentleman called Terry Hooley who is a sculptor of mainly wooden items. He wanted some of my glass to use in his pieces.

These are his creations. The lighter one is made from Cherry wood and the second is made from burr elm.

I am looking forward to making more pieces for his work and he may be able to help me with some wooden items to help me display some of my art glass work.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Another glass fan sculpture

This is a piece I have recently made using the same sort of technique as the other fan sculpture.

I love the colours in this piece and the sheen and sparkle from some of them.

Again this would look great in a sunny window on a crisp winter morning!

I am not sure whether to keep it for myself!

Please let me know what you think of these types of sculpture ornaments as I am thinking of making them as my speciality.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

I have taken some time away as I had computer problems and then the kids were off school for half term. We went to Camelot and spent a night in the hotel there. It was good, but soo soo cold!!
I have not featured any creations this time as I was tagged a few weeks ago by Kathryn and I am joining the tagging club!!

The rules are as follows:1) Link to your tagger and list all these rules in your blog. 2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.4) Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Ok Here goes

1. I have just returned my license to the DSA and stopped being a driving instructor!
2. I used to live in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
3. I was in a commercial on Tanzanian TV!! Dynamo soap powder!
4. I also worked as a Patient transport driver for the Ambulance service!
5. I met John Fashnau in a bar in Tanzania!
6. I enjoy boxercise and trampolining!
7. My kids are the world to me and I just want them to be happy, independant grown ups to know I have done the best job in the world!

I am tagging the following

I will post some new items next week!!

Monday, 20 October 2008

Millefiori Dish

Ok This week I have been over the moon to find Millefiori pieces that are compatible with my other glass. I decided to create this 11.5cm x11.5cm decorative dish.

The Base is a dark Purple and I have used a mixture of red and lime green Millefiori pieces!

Also this week, I got a commission for some peices to be used within wood! I can't wait to the finished results!

Sorry about the lack of blog last week. I have been updating my website and this item is available to purchase!

Halloween next week!!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Toffee Treasure

Ok You may have now guessed that I am updating my Blog every Monday! Be sure to pop in to see what my favourite creation of the week has been!!

This week it is this necklace, with fused glass pendant. I have called it Toffee Treasure as it has that toffee colour to it and looks good enough to eat!! (well, I thought so anyway!).
I found some beads of a similar colour and decided to make this with the necklace included.
The chain is approx 20" long and the pendant is 2" long.
The chain took me a fair few hours to string together, but I feel the overall effect looks fairly good.
I may well add this to my folksy shop as I have one there already called Toffee Melt.
So that was my favourite from the week.
Let me know if you like it!

Monday, 29 September 2008

A Sculpture of sorts!!!

I had a bit of a disaster with this one at first as I had tack fused the rods and they were quite weak, so when I tried to glue to the base, I accidently let it fall and it broke!! BOO HOO

(lost the pic)Above is how it looked to begin with.............. I was very sad that I broke it, but I had one bar left over, so I added that to give it some strength and now, although I prefer the 1st one, it is finished.

I think it would look very good with the sun shining through it!

Better luck next time eh!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Don't buy Beer from Asda......It's Flat!!!

Avoid Asda's own Beer.........................It's terribly flat!!!
I have been experimenting with different articles and I am trying recylce in new ways!!
Please let me know what you think!

Sunday, 21 September 2008

This is one of my latest creations. I have had some great reviews from those that have seen it for real!!
I am really pleased with the way it worked out.
I can't wait to make some more in this range.

Watch this space!!! LOL
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New to blogging!!

Hi All,
I am new to Blogging and am hoping to add to this as often as I can.
Those of you who already know me from the Crafteroo forum know the type of work I am doing.
I am generally making genuine Dichroic glass pendants and gift items.
My website has a selection of items and I am trying to add to these when I can.
I am also working on hosting Jewellery parties and commissions are also taken.
I am working on various projects and will post some pictures of new work when I have completed them.
I also dabble in other craft work and will be adding pictures here!