Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Busy, busy....

I entered a contest with one of my implosions. It got 2nd place in the intermediate class, and I am thrilled. Plus I get free glass...life is good!

Want to see the other entries?

I have been out in the studio. I have been spending time making beads in the morning, then as the kiln is annealing the beads, I am working on fusing projects that will go in the kiln once it has cooled down from bead duty. By morning, it has cooled down enough to unload the fused pieces so I can start all over again. I only have a 13" shelf so you can imagine that I don't get too many fused pieces in there at the same time.

I made a bunch of leaves for a fall exchange with some other glass artists. I love the exchanges~I get some of the most amazing glass pieces in trade. Now I haven't technically signed up because I wasn't sure how I'd be feeling, but I think I'm good. These leaves are all about 2 inches long.

Okay, so I haven't started selling the fused stuff yet! But I am finally getting a few pieces done. Tomorrow, I will hopefully have some nightlights to show you. I had these nightlights from back in the stained glass days, so they "should" work well for the fused ones. We'll see tomorrow.

And, I just got a new tool today. It will punch holes in metal in 7 different sizes from 3/32" up to 9/32". I want to try and use copper with some of my beads, so we will see what I can come up with.

Isn't this an interesting bead? I know I made it, but it's still one of those beads that just intrigue me~trying to figure out a way to use it so I won't lose the depth.


  1. Congrats on the contest Deronda! And that free glass will be put to good use, I'm sure.

  2. OMG that bead is fabulous... is it for sale? I just looked in your Etsy shop and didn't see it...

  3. Oh, my gosh, Deronda - that bead is gorgeous!! Congrats!!!

  4. I seem to have lost that cabachon. Elaine, I will let you know when I find it.

  5. Congratulations, that is a beautiful bead and deserving of a prize.

  6. Congratulations! Your implosion piece is gorgeous! It definitely deserved a prize!

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  8. Gasp! Your pieces are stunning! I love glass and your pieces are just beautiful. Congratulations on your 2d place.

  9. Wonderful work! Congratulations :)