Getting the reactive glass to react.....exasperating!!

                                       OP721 is the name of the multi colored reactive glass band

new glass- 923D, strikes to a beautiful rainbow of color while under the flame. if you over strike it will turn a tan color.

Another new glass, 1025 (wish he would give them proper names), not a lot of luck but getting some color. "He" the maker of this glass, said this one would be harder to react. "HE" is right!!! UGH!!!
1025 on, I think, Petroleum green. Looking for color!!!!

Poof Voila!!!! what I've been trying to achieve with silver glass for the past year.....bright deep vivid color. This glass is the color of root beer when applied (in a band) but as soon as its thoroughly heated it blooms. Takes lots of practice but this new 923D is awesome. LOVE!!!

                Black Frost                                                                                                  Peacock Feathers

                                      Mexican Skirts                                                   Mineral Springs


doughnuts, vessel, cylinders, bicones, barrels, cube. striking color, frit, silver wire


                                                  Glass stringers melted into drop (pendant)

                                         Copper Wire Wrap with Handmade bead (pendant)

                                                 Glass melted and dipped into frit (earrings)

                                                          New Leaves for leather lariats

                           Slowly but surely getting some time to make things...ahhhh... THERAPY!!!

Tiny Halloween Push Pins


One of my most favorite things to make
My pride and joy (at this moment). I've been trying to "blow" glass on a small scale. After a few failed attempts I finally got one I don't mind posting. whew* Much harder than what I thought it would be. (approx 1.5" W) 
filled with Egyptian Musk oil. my most favorite scent in the world

                                Avery had been sick...strep..ugh. So A.M.M. made her something tiny
                                        and shiny filled with seashells from our visit to the beach.

                                                        Waiting to be filled with scented oil

Fusing Glass


fused stringer plate- made from several several skinny stringers (like spaghetti) glass, layed side by side and then fused together.

Glass fused plate

dichroic glass fused. just need to make them the focal of....
(not a huge fan of dichro but hey! it was a free class)

Beads of Courage

The "Beads of Courage" is an outreach program for children with cancer.
The program, "Beads of Courage",  is designed to honor the challenging journey that these children take while experiencing cancer and related treatments. Through the program the children are given certain beads to represent certain procedures. The collection of beads become a symbol of their courage and serve to honor milestones they have achieved along their treatment path. Throughout their treatment they can use their"Beads of Courage" to visually show and tell family and friends of their experiences of courage!
Participating Texas Hospitals and Doctors:
Dr. Rex Marco, Physician Practice (Houston)Children's Hospital at Providence (El Paso)
Medical City Children's Hospital (Dallas) Dell Children's Hospital (Austin)
Methodist Children's Hospital (San Antonio) Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital (San Antonio) University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston) Children's Medical Center Dallas (Dallas) Cook Childrens Hospital (Ft. Worth) Parkland Health & Hospital System (Dallas)
Shannon Medical Center (San Angelo)Covenant Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Lubbock)
Baptist St. Anthony’s Children’s Hospital (Amarillo)The Children’s Hospital of Northwest Texas (Amarillo)

My Contribution---Get Better Birds and of course the Purple Hearts

  Purple Hearts are given when treatment has ended

                Get Better Birds                  


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