Saturday, November 22, 2008

A New Wine Stopper...I Love It!

A colleague at work asked me to make three lampwork glass wine stoppers for her...this is the second one.

I used a light topaz base, accented with ivory and Raku swirls, then encased in clear to magnify the fabulous colours, and textured to give a good grip.
I love it when the Raku "sings"....blues and greens and browns and reds...

Monday, November 10, 2008

My New Favourite!!! Lampwork Bead Pens!!

I have to admit....ever since Grade 3 when I "graduated" to using ink instead of pencils, I've always had a thing for pens!

Being left-handed, I learned early on that fountain pens left me with ink all over the side of my hand (pushing, not pulling), but that didn't stop me...I just had a black hand often, LOL.

There's nothing like the haft of a nicely balanced, weighted pen! Thick enough so your fingers don't cramp up, with smoothly flowing ink...I prefer black.

Well, imagine how thrilled I was when I found that I could combine two loves!!! Lampworking AND great pens!!!!

I spent the weekend making them...check these out. Being a tactile person, I love the feel of the smooth, cool glass on the pen, and if I loosen the cap a bit, I can get them to spin, like counters on an abacus!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Football Birthday Cake

Well, today was my husband's birthday and since he loves football (North American) so much I decided to bake him a cake in honour of his favourite sport!
I had to get a picture of it before it got devoured....interesting to cut it into pieces too!
We had a lot of fun!