And I have been – to work. I’ve been rather busy with work in the past year (year, really?!) and while I haven’t done as much glass and metal as I’d have liked, summer is coming and I’ll be back in the studio.
It’s not really lemons, but I do love it when something goes wrong and I am able to redirect and make something really beautiful.
I was working on a new amber & silver necklace, and I accidentally dropped the glass on my concrete floor in the studio. And, of course, it chipped the corner. Crap.
So, I dug around in my jewelry glass. I cut 2 pieces and after grinding they ended up too small. Ugh.
Dug around some more and got inspired by my dichroic glass. Not inline with what I was going to do, but a beautiful redirect into something gorgeous. Out of curiosity, I tried fitting the “bezel” of the amber glass into the box I had made for another piece of glass, and it was a fit!
I still have to fire the dichroic glass, but it’s really great looking unfired!
I have also started working on my new glass art pieces. I’m playing around with design ideas and testing frit glass firings.
Little nuggets that will lead me to some interesting idea implementations.
I also finished this illustration:
And… I’ll be starting on my ornaments soon:
And a little happiness to wrap up this post. I love the sound my earrings make:
My first real venture with my new Winsor &Newton pigment markers on their marker paper. The paper is kind of like yupo, a plastic paper, in that the marks kind of sit on the surface and aren’t really absorbed. I can use my fingers and brushes to move the ink around before it dries. Because they aren’t really absorbed, whenever I make a new mark, it can pick up what I had already laid down. Challenging.
I was feeling frustrated with my progress and this helped me work it out.