Red Yellow Green Peace
This is one of the first pendants I made, circa December 2008! It is on black glass (not easy to find) and the peace sign is made from these ridiculously tiny beads that I glued on one at a time. (Let me just say that a toothpick and good eyesight were involved.) I actually sprayed it with a clear enamel coating as a test, and it is withstanding the test of time with it's own glassy charm. It certainly was a labor of love! It took me forever, and the colors red, yellow, and green represent the love and peace I experience at the Northwest World Reggae Festival every August in Marcola, OR. As is most of my private collection, this is a prototype, one of which I do not anticipate creating again!
Bad Mamma Jamma
Perhaps my favorite, even though the finding is funky, this chunky hunk sits on my heart like solid glass love. This hammered, tumbled piece is truly once in a lifetime as far as I'm concerned, and it has me in it's smooth glassy grip.
I must admit, I pretty much could not believe how well these two pieces of glass fit together, considering they are from two different sources and just happened to hanging out near each other in my workspace, which is akin to Time Square or Union Station for pieces of glass. Red and brown/orange, the flow of this piece never ceases to excite me.
This is a large wine glass stem nestled into the neck of a wine bottle. (Well, half a neck, anyway.) I wore it while I was waiting tables one night, and one guest thought at first I was wearing a can of mace around my neck! That comment, of course, left everyone at the table wide open to my comments of how they had better behave, or else! Once everybody got a second look, however, the appreciation began, and then everyone knew they had still better mind their p's and q's or get clunked a good one, whereas my protection might not be mace, but it was solid glass! ('Cuz that's just the kind of waitress I am!) Truly, I am kidding, but this piece seriously gets attention every time I wear it.
Vintage Glass, Sterling Silver
I am truly in love with these sweet little earrings. Completely handcrafted, I admit the earwires need more practice! They are, however, good enough for me! I wear them all the time. The color is divine, I'm so glad they're mine!
Lovely Light Green
The light play with these is great! Unusual green, they come from an antique decorative bowl. Found amid many potential pairs I had laid out before a two month break from creating, and blammo! As soon as I started up again, these guys jumped out at right away. Funny, I don't remember placing these beauties from before, or it seems like I would have made them at once, without delay! Magic. They are here now.