Monday, October 7, 2013

Booth photos

 
 
These were taken at the last craft fair I was at.



 
It was pretty windy so the second day I used my weight bags and put my banner on the other side of the canopy. No walls the next day either.
 


Thursday, September 19, 2013

List

I finally sat down and made a list of all the things I have made from bottles: Torches Hanging Candle Holders Slumped Bottles (cheese trays) Slumped Bottle Dishes (same as cheese tray but with indentation or dish in center) Broken Bottle Bowls Spoon Rests Wine Chimes Bottle Bottom/Donut Sun Catchers Window Glass Chimes Slumped/Draped Bottle Candle Holders Business Card Holders Napkin Holders Ashtrays Hurricane Shade for Candles Self-watering Planters Candy Dishes Sliced Bottle Wind Chimes Bottle Bottom Bowls Bottle Clocks Plaques/Sun Catchers - made from sides of bottles with textures or words imprinted Incense Burners Punt Candles Fused Glass Picture Frames Whew! I think that is everything!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Busy Week

Harvest Fest at Mad River Farm Market Saturday September 21st 10am - 7pm & Sunday September 22nd 12pm - 6pm
http://madriver.me/calendar-upcomming-agenda/harvest-fest/

I will have a booth, so I am busy, busy this week trying to build up my inventory! Both kilns will be getting a work-out this week as will the saw & grinder!


I was going to post some photos of recent work, but I really need to get back out to the studio! I will try to post some photos tonight.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Interruption

Sorry for the interruption in my posts. I disabled all of my blogs for a few days. But I am back now and Playing with glass!!
Here are some photos of recent work:
Bar light from a Crown bottle




 
I only did the glass part - cutting & drilling the bottle & sealing the labels. My husband came up with the mounting idea. We wanted them to be removable to keep them out of the weather and to keep them from being "taken".

Thursday, July 25, 2013

What's in the kiln today...............

Bottom Shelf - hoping the Wild Turkey Honey bottle's paint stands up to the heat....
 

Middle Shelf - Pinnacle bottles, wine bottles, Bacardi bottle & Bud Platinum bottle
 


Top Shelf - Pinnacles, Platinum, wine, Bacardi & two experiments


Result photos later today or tomorrow...................

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Templates

I finally decided to make some templates for drilling the holes in the wine chimes. I mark all of the pieces with a paint marker, but sometimes they still don't come out even. I still want them to look "hand crafted" not machine made, but a little more consistent.
Doug was cutting 2x4's for a project he was working on, so I asked if he had leftover wood to cut some small pieces for me.

Block of wood
 
 



Wine chime top on wood










 





 



 


 






So hopefully these save me a little bit of time and the holes are a little more uniform.
The "P" side is for the Pinnacle bottles - they are a little wider. Obviously the "W" is for wine bottles.

 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Newest Creations

"Wine Chime" with dragonfly texture

Slumped Bud Platinum bottle with various rings attached.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, June 17, 2013

What is in the kiln today.......

Wine bottles cut for "Wine Chimes"
go back in the kiln for texturing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Latest Projects

A "Wine Chime"

Ashtray from a Grey Goose bottle using my own custom hand carved mold

Hanging candle holder from a Bacardi bottle. This was donated to Turkeyfoot Hospice Auction

Captain Morgan hanging candle holder also donated

Both together

Crown hanging candle holder before reattaching label

Broken bottle bowl made from pieces and rings of a wine bottle

side view

Close up of one of the rings


















Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Photos from the kiln

 
Here is the result of yesterday's firing. Turned out pretty good if I say so myself!
Back into the kiln to slump into a bowl.....