Wednesday, December 30, 2009


This has to be my favorite color (Terranova) to work with so far!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


With Andrea's family they open ornaments on Christmas Eve so I made her sister an off mandrel rat since she wanted a real one. I was happy with how the first one came out, picture of it below, so I made a family yesterday :) Still working on some soft glass pendants as well and haven't touched boro for a while now besides the one day to finish up some ornaments/gifts.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Candle Holder

My grandmother is coming home from rehab today!!! Anywho I was working a little with boro yesterday and this is one of the things that came out of the kiln
today :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I took a few pictures of the studio this morning to test out Photosynth

Later tonight or sometime tomorrow I'll get more pictures for a more detailed view

Saturday, December 19, 2009

More Soft Glass Pendants

I worked on a few more soft glass pendants yesterday. Ended up with 8 new ones and only one I didn't like so that made me happy. I tried making one with flowers that I haven't tried before. Came out pretty good just needs some background next time.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Soft Glass Pendants

It has been a while since I've tried soft glass pendants, over a year ago, but here is two from yesterday. Second one is my favorite :) It is quite cold in the studio but going to try making a few pendants today before heading out.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I've been wanting to post here daily but it's been cold in the studio and need to get some wood for the woodstove to heat it up. Also my grandparents got in a car accident so been visiting my grandmother who has been moved into rehab.

Here's a group shot of most of the marbles I've made in the past few months and one of a jellyfish.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I didn't realize until the other day that I haven't posted an entry for about a month! We have been to a few Microcredit business meetings the past month and been working on a business plan. We are planning on selling glass rods and supplies on our website since there is not a supplier near us. When we start selling glass rods we will most likely only carry 104 (Moretti, DH and CIM). Once we get going we will try to carry all of 104 brands. After that we will work our way down in coe (96, 90 and then 33). We are very excited and should be able to start stocking up in a month or two :)

We placed a small order from Frantz of 104, we have been running low because our last order was Sept of last year! We got some good odd lots and uniques so those will be fun to try :) It should be here next Wednesday so I'll post some pictures of whatever we make.

I have been making quite a few marbles since the Kobuki class. I've made a few jellyfish and flowers but mostly other styles. Monday I did try something that I've been thinking of making for a while, I took two frit implosions and mashed them together. They came out better than I thought they would! I'll get some pictures of the marbles sometime this weekend.

Here's a picture of a test candle holder I made recently. Next time the base will have color. I thought I wouldn't need a base but it was very wobbly with the alien as the base.