Monday, January 28, 2008


I spent the weekend cleaning my workroom. I have more glass and silver beads than I know what to do with. I can design for the next year without buying anything. If any of my bead suppliers are wondering why I haven't bought lately ..... that's why. And it's not like I've used up all the goods ones and only have ugly beads left .... I have some gorgeous beads that I just haven't worked with yet. I tend to be obsessive. When I get into something, I really get into it. I know some of you can relate. So I am only buying basic supplies until I reduce the inventory.

Below are a few pieces I finished up over the weekend. The first is a pendant from Mary Hettmansperger's workshop. The glass bead is by Michele Goldstein. Keep an eye on her website for her Valentine's update. The silver piece in front I split when hammering it in a doming block .... hammered it a little too hard. Finesse has never been my strong point .... but it seems to fit with the overall style of the piece so I decided to use it. I think I need to patina this with LOS bring out more detail in the silver. It's a bit flat.

I also finished up a bracelet. Beads by Robyn Knapp . I still need to hang some small dangle from the clasp. As soon as I get some more PMC...which is on it's way!!!...I want to make some mice charms to hang off the bracelets.

When I'm not using PMC...I love to use Thai silver in my pieces...and since my goal is to use up my inventory I will be using more Thai in the future.

1 comment:

meesh said...

you rock gail!

i love your new piece. i am looking forward to seeing you at bead and button and i PROMISE to call you soon!

i've been bad...

big hugs to you!