Monday, April 27, 2009

New Week... Busy Week!

I'm now on a countdown of sorts, getting ready for the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee.  This is my biggest show of the year and there's so much to do to prepare!  I'll be spending a lot of time in the glass lab, making new beads for the show.  Most of these won't show up in my Etsy shop - not enough time to do it all!  But I'll be showing you pictures out here - and perhaps tempt you to come and see me in Milwaukee, yes?  That would be wonderful!  I'll be in booth 1221.  Hint, hint...

I almost titled this post "Best laid plans...".  In a couple of prior posts  (Roses In The Wet Lab and Old Friends - Redux) I talked about the felted vessel that I made, inspired by Pam Brisse's Rose Garden bead.  After the vessel was dry, I auditioned the "handle" bead that I made as well as Pam's Rose Garden bead.  At that point I decided that the vessel was the wrong shape and size for those beads.  Back to the drawing board!  But not for long... I knew exactly which leaf bead to fetch from my stash and I decided to embellish the vessel with a technique I use for some of my jewelry.  I've turned the entire vessel into a garden.  This is my most ambitious vessel so far - many many hours and lots of glass and stones - and I've just listed it in my Etsy shop.  Come see my Summer Garden!

I've also just listed the vessel that I created using Pam Brisse's "Milky Way" bead.  The entire vessel was created based on this bead, and it's one of my favorites!  Although Pam called this bead Milky Way, I went in the other direction.  Come to my shop to see my Divers Vessel!

And last but not least, here is my Solar Vessel - and wow, is it hot!  These colors will brighten up any spot in your room, guaranteed.

And now I'm off for a bit of lunch and some torch work.  Have yourselves a fun and creative day!


Ginga Squid said...

Wow - these vessels are all amazing and the colours are fantastic!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thanks, Vicky! As much as I love melting glass, I really am addicted to wool. :-)

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

Best Laid Plans came out GREAT! I'm so happy my bead inspired it, and even if you never use my bead for anything else, I'm still happy!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Pam, I do plan on making a vessel with your rose garden bead. It just has to be a different shape than this one. And it's going to be mine all mine! :-)

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