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New Lampwork...evolving

Sunday, March 28, 2010
The above are yesterday's surprise from the kiln.  I've used the color comb before but the always seem to come out different.  I think it's how much cranberry pink I used in the twistes and the different shades of blues or greens that I use.  This is one of my favorites.

The above and below are part of an evolution of a design I'm working on.  It's working for me but I'm not there yet.  I'm going to set the idea aside for a couple of weeks to see what perks. to get some work done and then to the studio!
Have a happy, creative day!

More Lampwork Beads...New Sets

Saturday, March 27, 2010
More pictures....I've finally gotten some photos done.  Lots of brights!

I'm done for now...I figure that's enough eye candy.

I'm off to get packages ready and then off to the studio.  I've got some beads in the kiln that I'm excited to take a peek at.

Have a happy, creative day!!!!

New lampwork Pictures

These are from my new Pop Art Series...I think this series will evolve but I'm happy with the beads.  They are currently up on Etsy.

Off to process more pictures!!!!


MMJ Lampwork- Kambaba Mini Series-VI-(5)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Isn't silvered glass kewl???

I'm working on photography and uploading on Etsy today.

Have a great weekend!

More lampwork...silvered glass this time

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I'm back working with silvered glass again.  I will get this up loaded on Etsy as soon as I get decent pictures of them. to package up all the beads that need to go out.  Thanks everyone!

May the beady force be with you!!!

I love Etsy...MMJ Lampwork- Color Gizmos Series- Asasa Ya-(7)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's sunny...I'm taking pictures of beads...sooooo I'm also filling up my Etsy shop.

I've been working hard at the torch...lots of some silvered glass.

May the beady force be with you!

MMJ Lampwork-Bold Details Mini Series-Hill Country-(6)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm still doing lots and lots of torch time. I'm enjoying working with murrini and currently, I've got a set of silvered glass in the kiln. Hope the kiln fairy is good to me. :-)

I'm going to take a break and go back to brights for a while. There's just something about spring and bright colors.

Hi ho, hi to the studio I go...


MMJ Lampwork-Bold Details Mini Series-Tails-(7)

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

This beady set evolved from the 'Rough Draft' set that I did. I've got a couple more ideas...but I think I'm going to take a bit of a break and do some bright for a couple of days.

Have a happy, creative day!

New Lampwork...lots of photos...with some experiments

Monday, March 08, 2010
I just listed the below set on Etsy and they have already sold...I love these beads...the color combo just flows together. 

The above was a rough draft bead set...I will list these on Etsy as a lower price.  The below is a start of a new series. 

Series Inspiration:
Most of my series inspirations come from what I call the combo effect my Moonworld lingo. This time it was the combo of listening to my audiobooks while on the torch and feelin’ up my favorite stones. I’ve been reading and listening to Katie MacAlister, mostly her Guardian series. Hence, the name of this beady series, Wyvern’s Mate. Then I got thinking about Peruvian Opals…one of my all time favorite stones. Then I got thinking about wouldn’t it be kewl to work on a lampwork series that really melded with natural stones and metals. Then I got thinking about how it would be wonderful if the lampwork didn’t overwhelm the natural beauty of the stones…then so on and so on until this series was born in the flame then touched by the Kiln Fairy herself.

The base glass in these are totally's an opal.   The I've added silvered glass frit, there's some lovely patterns and they look much better in hand than in the pic.

I've been trying to think of designs that are jewelry friend yet can be sold as lower price.  Some jewelry designs look great with lampwork but if the lampwork design is too overwhelms the design.  Then the piece has a muddy look to it.  Anyway, what do ya think?

May be the beady force be with you!

MMJ Lampwork-Crop Circles Mini Series-Alien Candy -(7)

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I'm currently up loading a bunch of new beads on Etsy and I'm also having a clean shop sale.

Have a happy beady day!

Spring/Summer 2010 Color Trends

The above is one of my fav...bold and visually interesting colors. I think would rather mix 1 and 2 than look at them as a stand alone fashion colors.  Oh well, I don't make the rules, I just design jewelry within the colors. :-) 



I like both 3 and 4 but more of a mix...there's some play room with these colors.


Well, it looks like another 'anything goes' sort of color season.  I'm not that fond of faded beige, soft khaki, or shades of taupe beige...can you say boring!!!!! 

With TURQUOISE being the the color of the year.  It's my favorite...along with the acidic orange (coral). 

Oh...I'm off to the studio...gotta start playing with COLOR!!!!!

May the the beady force be with you!

Drive by lampwork...

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Set 2, originally uploaded by Moon Stumpp.

I just got some pics of these. Just a drive by post.

Later Gators!

New stuff...I'm kinda back

Monday, March 01, 2010
I've been working on getting back my mojo...after being off the torch for several weeks, glass hasn't been flowing as well or as smoothly as I would like.    The below is a new shape for me...I like them BUT I haven't had the time yet to make any jewelry from them yet.  I've got a couple of sets that are currently sitting on my desk so we will see.

The above is a larger set in spring hues on a pale green base.   The below is what a short day of beady dudes looks like when I first pull them from the kiln.
The last couple of days I've been working with silvered glass.  I should have something interesting to show in a day or two.  I'm hoping that it warms up here and the sun comes out from hiding.  That way I can get some outside photos.  I really like having a couple different types of photos...inside and with different backgrounds inside...for the Etsy shop. 

Ok...I've off to pack up beady dudes for the PO!

Have a happy, creative day!