Saturday, August 30, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Here are a few more...not very focused, but these are mostly for sale at the next bead show (or on my Etsy shop soon). Only the big one in the center on the right photo is for the gala. Some of the smaller ones in the bottom photo are samples from the last couple of lampwork classes that I have taught at CCBC (Community College, Baltimore County). I will be teaching another Lampwork class this fall, as well as Beginning and Continuing Silver Smithing, and a Chainmaille class. Check the website at http://www.ccbcmd.edu/ and look under the Life Enrichment classes.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Steve Page, on the right, our fabulous Intro to Gold instructor - owner of Baltimore Rocks, a special little rock and jewelry shop within a short walk of Meadow Mill and our Gem Cutters Shop. Steve does it ALL - facet, cab, cast, wax carving, fabrication, even makes his own gold alloys. If you are in the area, this is a must see - especially the wall-o-rough indoor fish pond!
Mary back at the Genie - I remember that passion for cabbing! Hours at the wheel went by in a flash! Now I have gobs of rough and too many other interests!
I did manage to cut the little slab I bargained with Wayne for at the Gem Cutters Picnic - here are the before & after pics:
Now, can you see the Snow Monkeys? This looks just like the snow monkeys lounging in the hot springs in Japan. There are actually pics on U-Tube of this...Google "Snow Monkeys, Hot Springs, Japan" and you will see these little faces peering up at you from a fur "hoodie"! Even if you don't see the monkeys, this is a fabulous plume agate cab! It is a little larger than I generally cut them, but I didn't want to leave out any of the monkeys!!!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Frolicking Frogs - a REALLY vintage Stampin Up set - but Fun! As usual, I needed a guy birthday card - even though it was a little on the "cute" side.
This is one of my very favorite cards so far! A vintage Stampin Up set called Asian Art had this great Geisha stamp. This actually ended up as a thank you card.
This sweet bicycle is from the spring '08 Stampin Up mini catalog - and the set is called Time for You. This is also a birthday card and has been mailed!
Finally another oldie but goodie, Honey Bear, doesn't it remind you of Pooh???
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Above is a sample of Wayne's Rough Drusy (left) and slabs (right). There just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything! These were CRYING to be made into cabs for jewelry!
Skipping back a few days....
Saturday Night Special - I love the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder! Pacific Point Card stock and Ink, Older & Wiser's Candle stamp, a silver ink pen and silver textured card stock from DCWV combined to make this great card. I'm always challenged for birthday cards for guys, and I think the blue/silver theme will be a hit! I also dotted the silver ink on ALL the swiss dots in the background for "uber" contrast and that "special" touch!