Sunday, October 17, 2010

new workspace

is ready and it is wonderful. Thanks to Wil, Jeff, Jason and Peg for making it happen!

Monday, October 11, 2010

JC in the house

JC Herrell teaching an enamel class at Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin.
In one word, awesome! Bead pictures to follow...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

and here it is,

the new flameworking table. next step is to finish the top with ceramic tile.

renovation at Salado Studio begins today

and a new flameworking table will be the first project.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Marcy Lamberson

with Jim and Rose Berry at Blue Moon Glassworks where she recently taught a sculptural bead class.

sculptural glass beads

dog bead is 7/8" tall and 1- 1/4" long 

gnome is 2-1/2" tall with mushroom 1-1/8" tall on a glass base that measures 2" x 1-1/2" x 3/8"

whimsical mushroom is 1-1/4" tall

more sculptural glass beads

the cupcake is 1" x 5/8"
the face is 1" x 7/8" x 1/2"

Thursday, July 22, 2010

this pendant is 50mm long, has fine silver accents and a hole in just one end for a bale.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

close-up view of
a bead pictured on
'Part. 2'

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

another bead using R4 and copper ruby frit
measures .75" long and .50" wide
This altered cigar box is 10" wide, 5.75" deep and 1.75" tall. It is covered in fabric and leather scraps with an embossed pewter embellishment.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


This is "Picasso" glass on copper green from a class by Jill Symons @ Blue Moon Glassworks. This bead is .75" long and .50" at the widest point.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

more silver glass beads

this bead was made with the same silver glass but with the addition of some copper ruby frit. this bead is 1" long

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

silver glass

the first bead was made with silver glass giving it the range of blue colors under the copper sheet
the second bead has a wider range of color from the silver glass
and includes copper wire and sheet
both beads are about 1" long

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Another altered cigar box

with embossed pewter embellishments, mulberry paper and leather. Container measures 5.75" x 10" x 1.75"

Friday, May 14, 2010

Inside this weeks project

inside view of cigar box shows marble display.
second photo is a closer view of embossed metal embellishment treated with alcohol inks.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

This week's project

an 'altered' cigar box measuring
7.25" x 9.25" x 2.25"  altered
using paper and embossed metal

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

looking out the window....more

thanks for your comments Autumn, Jackie and La Donna.
sometimes this is my view too

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Twisted glass cane

I am really fascinated by the many different twistie techniques and interesting color combinations. 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pictorial beads

Caitlin Hyde teaching a great class @ Bluemoon Glassworks 3/13-14.
See more of Caitlin's work at:        

Monday, March 1, 2010

Where are you?

My creative base camp:

Latitude = 30.9682, Longitude = -97.5451
Lat = 30 degrees, 58.1 minutes North
Long = 97 degrees, 32.7 minutes West

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mardi Gras bead

from Michelle Waldren's class at Blue Moon Glassworks. Bead measures 1" X 1".

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saturday night at Blue Moon Glassworks

Trey Cornette presenting a technique demo in Austin Texas. See some of Trey's work in his gallery at

Salado Arts Workshop

Feb. 6, 2010 Stephen Bishop creates open vessels while Peg McLarnan and Lee Gundlach at their torches create glass beads and hearts.

Bead artist Michelle Waldren

teaching at Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin Texas on Jan. 30-31, 2010. You can see some of her work at