Monday, December 10, 2012

First Craft Show

I did my first craft show over the weekend. It was fun, a little disappointing in the sales department though. I did make more than I paid for the space so that I something. Transportation & set up both went well with no breakage! I have been invited to do another show in February. It is an hour & a half away from home, but lots of exposure!! I think I can only have one table though. Still going through the pros & cons......I need to decide soon though, last I heard they already had 100 vendors signed up!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Wine bottle slumped on Dragonfly texture plate then wire wrapped

close up of wire wrapping & charms

Pinnacle bottle slumped & wire wrapped

close up of wire wrapping

Wine bottle slumped and made into a clock

Friday, April 20, 2012


I was asked to donate some glass items to a local group that raises money for Hospice. Here are a few of the items I have donated:
Slumped Crown Royal bottle for cheese tray
Slumped Corona bottles

Wine bottle slumped for a wall vase
Crown Royal Clock

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fresh out of the kiln!

This was the top layer - a cherry Three Olive bottle, two wine bottles, a Pinnacle
bottle & a berry Three Olive bottle

This was the bottom layer, wine bottle on the left, two blue bottles & a
mojito mix bottle, then another large wine bottle

These were in the middle layer, I forgot to get a picture before I took them out!
A Crown Royal bottle, fish bottle, Coke bottle & a Corona bottle.

All in all a productive kiln day! There was only one that didn't come out like I had hoped. On the firing before this one I had put in a very large Grey Goose bottle, when the kiln was cooled down I noticed the Grey Goose was cracked, almost like it had been hit, by what I have no idea as it was on the top layer. So anyway I figured what the heck, I put it back in with this batch and put it on the shelf that gets the hottest thinking maybe it would fuse back together.......well no such luck, but not really out anything. I will come up with some way to use those pieces! : )

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Recent projects

Here are some of the things I have made recently and not so recently:

Slumped Sprite bottle

picture frame made from pieces of a broken wine bottle

Slumped Parrot Bay Rum bottle

Bowl made from blue mason jars - had a little drip over the side

Same bowl different angle
vases, bowl & bottle bowl

sea/beach theme candle holder

slumped Crown bottle

Monday, January 30, 2012

New addition!

Outside of new kiln - new to me anyway.
Door open, gotta get use to a front load. It was a freebie, though! Looks like it is in good shape!
Now to come up with a name.........leave suggestions in comments.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Accident.....

looks kind of cool.....probably break off easily though

top view