Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lots of jewelry

I've been making a lot of jewelry lately. I'm surprised with the wonderful success I had with my Etsy store. It's really cool.

This is one of pieces I have up right now, Purple Heart.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Blog feature

I had some of my beads featured in a really cool blog today. You can see it here: Jael's Jewels. I feel very honored! Thank you, Jael!
This is one of the beads she featured, "Matrix".

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

nice colors!!!

I love the colors I got here...I call thi set "Tease". :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

New bracelets on Etsy!

I just added a couple of sterling silver & glass bracelets to my Etsy store. I like them a lot!!! :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pretty ribbon necklaces...

So today I finally got around to listing some of the silk ribbon necklaces I've been making. I love the way the ribbon colors go with the colors of glass. Here's a picture of another one... it's called Gypsy :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

a new chapter...

It's just a couple of hours before the beginning of a new month and a new chapter in my life. That's when I will be taking my artistic career more seriously and dedicating a lot more hours to it...a LOT more. Starting tomorrow, my full time job will be glass making. Scary, exciting, unknown...

Did I pick the wrong time to take such a risk? Probably, considering the financial crisis and all the shenanigans going on right now. But hey...I felt it was time and I had to go with my guts. I've been preparing for the transition for quite some time, and to me, there was no turning back.

So...wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

completely remodeled website...

After careful consideration, I decided to change my website...again. This time it was a complete overhaul, and I just uploaded all files tonight.

On the artistic side, I have been playing with silk ribbons and having fun making components for them. I made a glass pendant with a hook to dangle a second bead from it. I think it came out pretty decent. Lots more to come!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

My computer crashed...

...and I'm SOOOOOOOOO mad!!! This was supposed to be another productive day (it's my weekend!), but instead of spending my time making beads or even cleaning the house and stuff, I had to sit in front of the computer hoping there was something I could do. But NO! I lost a bunch of documents, all emails and precious photos. You would think that I would have everything backed up, but of course I was stupid enough and I didn't.

And it all happened when I decided to download the latest version of iTunes...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Productive weekend...

Well, now that my cat won't let me sleep past 6 AM (he might let stay in bed until 7 but definately won't let me go back to sleep), my days are longer and therefore more productive. This weekend, I got to spend quite a few hours at the torch and I came across a pretty sweet color combo. I made a bead set and a couple of focals using the same mix and the colors are just so wonderful... They're vibrant and really pop!

I named this set above "Impressionism"...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Glass shards for sale!

After having so much fun making shards for my personal use, I decided to sell them as well. I just created a new Etsy store and have 3 colors available at the moment. Etsy is a marketplace for all things handmade. The pictured bead set was made using Silvered Ivory shards.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

New blog!!!

Well, since I decided to change my business name from Firefly Handmade Glass to simply my name, I thought it would be appropriate to change my blog name as well. So this is it! Even though my blog is usually boring as hell, I still like it. To start on a good note, let me post a picture of one my beads (what else?). It's called "Amour".