Do you like giveaways? I've been lucky a couple of times with blog giveaways, and I just found out today that bird on wire is having one! From now through July 25 at 5:00 p.m., leave a comment on that giveaway thread, and you will be entered in a drawing for the cutest little needle-felted barn owl this side of paradise!
These days, I've been really taken with birds. I have a vessel in my Etsy shop with a bird on it by Humble Beads. And when I was at the Bead & Button show, I purchased two raku birds by odd designs. Later today, I'll be making a vessel for one of those raku birds - I've already designed the piece in my head, and made a lampwork bead to go with it. This one will be somewhat different from my other vessels. When I saw her birds at the show, a picture popped into my head and now it's time to execute that design - yeah! I just came back from the eye doctor and the good news is that he didn't dilate my eyes today. So now I can spend some time in the wet lab and actually see what I'm doing.
Here's the bird from odd designs that will go on my next vessel.
Speaking of raku, I recently finished a vessel on which I used a raku bead from Lisa Peters Art. Here's my little dottie vessel...
And now I'm off to Starbucks for a quick iced tea before I hit the lab. Hope YOU folks have a happy and creative day!
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