Thursday, September 9, 2010
These antique lucite maple leaves bring me back to my childhood in New England.
How I miss those maple leaves!
I used simple knotted wire lace that can be puckered and shaped to highlight my beads on these necklaces. It's so light and delicate.
It's a bit harder to see in this pic but the crystal shape lampworked beads have gold leaf shimmering in the transparent beads. The wonderful think about the wire lace is that you can string beads directly onto the tube before puckering it.
I made these mussel shell-like whorls to be reminiscent of the shells on the beach from our camp in Maine.
Somehow I've with all of my excitement over the image transfer class and playing with collage elements I seem to have neglected the glass studio. Now that the weather is suitably rainy and dismal out I find myself back in the mode to sit at a torch again. With my winter shows coming up I wanted to make some simple necklaces. I sometimes forget that fall is an entire season in some places while we have a three or four week taste of it here in the Alaskan north.