Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Candace and Some New Glass Creations
Candace got to go to Squam Fiber Arts Camp with Corrine of Dosfishes
Here are a couple of photos from that trip. Corrine has more to tell about her artistic adventure on her blog.
One of Corrine's workshop mates in a photo op with our Candace.
A tired little stitcher.
I'm going back to an old venue south of here called the Girdwood Forest Fair. I haven't done it in years as the drive is super long (100 miles to Fairbanks isn't long in my book) but I have to drive past Anchorage out Turnagain Arm to the little festival in the woods near Alyeska Ski Resort which I think will be an 8 hour drive at least.
It's the kind of festival with tie dye and hula hoops and lots of music and folks romping through the woods. There are pathways that wind through the trees and forest bringing you on an artistic shopping trail.
It was many years ago that I came up with something that would be perhaps more affordable and appealing to the younger crowd. The "Girdwood Whorls" were born. "They're drippy, they're trippy, they're Girdwood whorls!" Now I've been selling them as Rainbow Whorls and just plain whorls ever since. I also had made up little mushroom beads that I haven't revisited in quite awhile. I think that was the only item that got lifted from my booth back then, one of those mushroom beads. I've had really good luck in that department or really bad inventorying so that I don't notice if something's been taken!
As in most shows these days there seems to be a saturation of jewelry and I've been trying to branch out with other items that may go well in addition to my lampwork jewelry such as my beaded vintage image bags and "glinchies" ( inch glass tile magnets) and vintage image tags.
I did want to come up with something new and since I have a goodly stash of copper wire at my disposal I have made up these wonky flowers that will hopefully make a hit. These are my Forest Fair Flowers.
The one on the left looks like a friend of Candace.
This is what they look like coiled up and hammered.
Then I'll put them on an adjustable leather cord.
I'm actually cutting the glass while it's hot to make the petals.