January 2012

Here are pics of some of the work I will be posting on Etsy. I had a lot of fun making these pendants. The size is 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in the lentil shape. Lots of layering of glass with dichroic, murrine, and silvered glass. I especially like the combination of the handmade dyed silk ribbons with the glass. Very comfortable to wear and becoming one of my favorites. Here are more pics of the holidays!

My daughter and I celebrating at Moores Stone crab restaurant

Hubby James and daughter Ashley at Starfish Seafood Restaurant

Starfish Restaurant great seafood and atmosphere!

Sunset at Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island

Lampworked green pendent with hand dyed silk ribbon

Amethyst pendant with hand dyed silk ribbon

I realized after looking at my last blog it is definitely time to update! I have been hard at work getting ready for the Lakewood Ranch Art show in a couple of months. I will put more info on the show when I get closer to the time. Winter in Florida this year has been nonexsistent. The temperature has been running at 80 degrees ! I know I shouldn’t complain but being a hot glass artist working next to 975 kiln I look forward to the cooler weather when we get it. I have to admit though the Christmas holidays with my daughter spent out at the beach was hard to beat. All three of us fell asleep on the nice warm sand listening to the sound of the waves.
We always celebrate birthdays at the Moore’s Stone Crab restaurant on the island, which is the best fresh seafood restaurant ever. I have been going there since I was a kid. I am including a few pictures from the beach and restaurant along with a couple of photos of recent work. Lately I have been working with metal to add to the glass pieces, as I do love metalsmithing also. I am photographing work and will share on post plus will be putting work on Etsy in the next day or two. Hope everyone is having a good start to the new year!

Bradenton City Pier

Brown Pelican

Sunset at Coquina Beach

View from Moore's Restaurant

Handmade Lampwork beads with Sterling Silver