Sunday, April 29, 2012

First Firing in 2012

Here is where the magic happens,
Into the fire!

Bead rack in the can.

Spring is in the air and our thought have turned to thought of FIRE! We were able to do our first firing since last fall today. Hopefully the weather will stay nice and we can get back into a regular production schedule.

Beads, Beads, Beads

With firing, the waiting is the hardest part. Even with Raku. So I made a few things while waiting with the hopes that the beads and pendants will turn out they way I expected.

Coiled wire earings with newly fired Red Raku beads.

Brass, turquoise and glass bead necklace with newly fired  Raku pendant
Closeup of newly fired pendant.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring finally makes it to the Hill!

Spring has finally made an appearance to our part of the world. We've made it a week without snow. Wildflowers are appearing and our resident Red Tailed Hawks are on the hunt.

Raku Bronze Rabbit

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Challenge

Almost 80 sites are participating in the Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Challenge Blog Hop organized by Make Bracelets' Tracey Statler. The challenge is just to create an interesting assemblage of wrapped, stacked and or layered bracelets. Here is my stack (you might be able to tell that I am obsessed with coiling wire right now)! #3 and #5 were not made by me.

1. Coiled brass and copper wire with Raku beads
2. Coiled Brass wire
3. Indian brass bangle
4. Silver PMC, Raku and carved horn beads
5. Indian turquoise bangle
6. Coiled copper wire with Raku beads

Thanks for hopping by and be sure to hop to the other participating sites;