My trademark iris

Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Beautiful Pendant

Before I started my blog, I had Catlady99, another Etsy artist and fellow Creative Glass Guild Member make me a lampwork iris pendant. It turned out gorgeous! I get compliments on it whenever I wear it.

She has some beautiful necklaces and bracelets in her shop right now.

She has another iris pendant and also makes the most adorable lampwork angels. I've never seen any like them.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My Babies

I have been watching a robin's nest in the weeping cherry tree in the front yard. She watches me while I cut the grass or while working in the nearby flower beds. I saw her catching worms so I knew she was feeding her babies. She doesn't mind me taking photos, I don't get too close. There are 4 big healthy babies that are growing noticeably every day. Their flight feathers are beginning to grow and it won't be long until they will be trying them out. I love those big mouths!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

One of my favorite panels

This turned out to be one of my favorite panels. It was a custom order for a lawyer who plays drums as a hobby. I wanted to give it some dimensional detail, so I made the drum stands out of copper wire and soldered them on top of the glass. And I got to use that piece of white ring mottle glass I had left over from a window.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

It's About Time!

Two years ago I had bought a collection of irises from Schriener's. They were just beginning to bloom last spring when we had a hard freeze (unusual for Tennessee this late) and every single bloom was lost. This year they are making up for it. I had forgotten the colors and the tags with the colors dry rotted, so it has been a surprise every time another color blooms. I have brought in a stalk of each color and they smell heavenly!