Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Building A Tree, Planning New Projects

More progress on the February vessel - the tree is starting to fill out.  I'll spend more time on it tonight for sure, I'm really ready to see this one complete!


I've also got a few more projects in my head and hopefully I can get to at least one of them before next week.  First up will be a vessel in which I will incorporate a button by Lisa Peters Art.  Here's the button...


And here's my fiber palette...


This will be a fun project!  Somewhere in my extensive stash I know I have some galaxy-related beads and charms, and I'm sure some crystals will show up on the piece as well.

The next project that I want to do will be based on a raku tube bead that I recently purchased from MAKU Studio.


I am totally in love with this bead!  I recently found out that the manufacturer of the Merino roving that I use most frequently has come out with some new solid colors - a bunch of them!  Here are two of them, which I will try to incorporate into the vessel for this tube bead.


There are hints of these two colors in the bead, but they don't show up in this picture.  I've also picked out the base color, as well as a few other accents, but I'm going to leave that as a surprise.  This vessel will be very organic.

That's about it for immediate new projects in the wet lab.  I have several projects that I have to complete in the glass lab.  One is for a pair of earrings that my tech-world boss wants me to make for her.  Another is a commission that I've received from a repeat customer for 3 beads.  And I absolutely must make 2 leaf beads for 2 folks who have been waiting for a little while.  Yikes - I'd better fire up that torch this weekend!

Now I'm heading back to the tech world.  And you folks go have yourselves a happy and creative day!

10 comments:

Sandy said...

The vessel is stunning.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thanks, Sandy! The more beading I add to it, the more excited I get about finishing it. I'm hoping to make a lot of progress tonight!

rosebud101 said...

That vessel is beautiful! Wow!

Patty said...

Way to rock the seed beads, Shirley!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thanks Mallory and Patty! I just hope my eyesight can keep up...

Beadwright said...

The vessel is just amazing.

Nicole/Beadwright

Carol Creech said...

I agree with everyone - the vessel is just stunning!! I adore trees and it's so fun to see this one coming to life on your vessel. Love it!

Cobi said...

I love your vessel, it is totally gorgeous. I love your style.

Whytefeather said...

I absolutely love how this vessel is turning out, just beautiful! It's a joy to watch your creativity unfold on your projects.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Wow, thanks to all of you for your kind comments! You provide me with the encouragement that keeps me going with these monthly vessels.

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