Friday, August 30, 2013

Getting Ready to Open...

I am doing all the prep work for the gallery opening this Monday.  Unfortunately, I cut my hand to the bone last night in a "glass accident" and am all bandaged up today.  It better heal fast because much glass is waiting to be cut and fused.  Such is life--maybe I should slow down a little....

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gallery Set to Open Monday, September 2nd

The day has arrived.  Ron and I plan to open the gallery on Labor Day, September 2nd.  Finishing more glass and the kitchen ceiling this weekend so we can be ready for the big day.  The gallery will then be open on fall hours through October.  We further plan to have the big Grand Opening Gala on mid-October.  We will announce the date later in September.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

"Picasso" Jewelry

This is an example of the "Picasso"method of jewelry design (Tanya Veit).  It is made by full fusing dicro face down, and then carving out Zentangle patterns with small diamond drill bits and a Dremel tool.  You then bevel the edges with the lap grinder and the fire polish to reestablish the glossy finish.  I will admit it does takes some practice, both finding a comfort level with Zentangle and developing a steady hand with the Dremel, but well worth it.  It really adds variety to my jewelry ensemble.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Yes--the jewelry...

For those that know me, I have repeatedly stated that I would not take on jewelry as part of my glass repertoire.  Yet, here I am making jewelry and actually having fun with it!  This is a sample of my current line--a men's bolo tie and matching belt.  As many glass creatives know, jewelry sells, period.  So in order to have a fully balanced gallery set up, jewelry had to introduced to my line and I am glad it did.