Chainmail and glass …

four-winds-agate-earringsMeans I’m one happy girl.  I broke down on Monday and purchased an instant download tutorial for a weave that I’ve liked but couldn’t quite figure out (felt like I needed 3 more sets of hands to complete).  And now, I am a Four Winds mailing fool!  Here are some earrings (with stainless steel, copper and agate).

And a bracelet I’m working on (stainless steel and anodized aluminum).  Plus, a quick pic of a shaggy loops bracelet in peacock (glass fringe beads) colors:

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Speaking of anodized aluminum … DH recently said he wants to get some equipment to do just that – SWEET!  I guess there is a man-application for coloring metals … Who knew?  Winking smile

I’ve also spent a few productive hours in the studio.  I have spoon rests going through the final slumping phases (photo of 2 completed).  AND … I have my coffin loaded with stage one of a few more spoon rests, bowls (including my sister’s special request cobalt stringer bowl) and a night light.  [Fingers crossed for happy kiln Gods!]

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I’m not talking about the snow.  Nope.  But, on the plus side, the crazy weather seems to have put a kibosh to the (Sandhill) Crane WARS going on in the field by our house.  Yep, must be mating season.  Those brown flamingos sure are loud!  (Photo credit R.Reznick)

About claytonhill

Artisan of beautiful and functional art, handmade in our glass studio. All items one of a kind due to the nature of our medium. A little about me: As the mother of four children, multiple four-legged 'children', wife and an ER nurse ... I've always found pleasure in pursuing creative outlets. My current 'hobby' is kiln-formed glass. As I never do anything 'half-way' ... my husband and I are really enjoying this medium. Other hobbies have included/include stained glass, quilting, knitting, wine making, candles - oh, and a brief trial of the ancient Ukranian art of etching designs on blown eggs ... don't ask. :) You can view my on-line glass store at www.chneos.etsy.com
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