Friday, February 3, 2012

Hearts - Tis The Season!

I have so many things to get caught up on but I will try and keep it as short as possible so I can get back to the torch today as well as get some of these new things posted on my artfire account.

I'll start with hearts.  I am finally getting to a point where I can say, "I can make hearts" instead of calling myself heart challenged when it comes to making glass beads in that shape.  I had a ton of fun making these which also is something new for me.  Usually I would get frustrated because they never looked like I wanted them to and I had a hard time making the glass go where I wanted it.  I now understand what my first bead instructor, Robin, was trying to tell me - it just clicked this time!!!
Side 1

Side 2
This bead is 2 1/4" long and is made with effetre black and white and the red is CIM Sangre

The next heart was inspired by a bead a saw in the Feb. 2012 issue of Soda Lime Times.  Many artists were featured in that issue, but I believe the artist who made the bead that inspired me is, Vickie Miller.
Side 1

Side 2
 This heart is made with CIM Hades and one of their new colors, that I absolutely love, Maraschino

I loved making the longer ones and decided to try a shorter, plumper heart.
Effetre black and white.
The next bead is my least favorite of the bunch - decoration wise, but I'm still happy with the overall shape of the heart.
Side 1
Side 2
The twist is made from CIM Hades and CIM Maraschino.

The last of my hearts for the day:
Side 1

Side 2
I used CIM Celadon - 2, CIM Gelly's Sty The Celadon has a very swirly look and got a little red/brown in a few spots where I must have had a bit of a reduction flame hitting it.  This time I tried to get a little swish to the bead shape.  I was hoping for more swish action but it's a start.

That is it for the heart beads, and I'll be back with more of the disc beads I made to fit the Staxx brand system.  Which I recently found out, that Staxx has gone out of business.  My hope is they were bought out by someone and the system will be seen again some day under a different name.  Until then, if you are a Staxx lover, buy up what you can find at your local gift stores and I do have a few pieces in my stash for my customers too!

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!

Contact me: - to make an appointment to see my beads and jewelry at my home studio.
Follow my life of Lampworking:
Purchase my beads and Jewelry:
Just for fun: Facebook: Glass Lampwork beads and Jewelry by Chris Sanderson (Remember to click on the "like" button for updates)

Some of my Finished Jewelry will be on display again (new designs!) in the spring at: SALVATORE CAPELLI SALON 114 W. South Boundary Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 - In the Country Charm Shoppes

No comments:

Post a Comment