And We Are ETCHING!

Look what I made!  Etched brass, ready for enameling!  Except … I just realized I probably won’t have success with my enamels [I bought Thompson copper enamels vs. low fire (aluminum/brass) enamels] … DOH! The good news – this etching process works… Read More

And, back to reality …

Paradise was … well ~ PARADISE!  A great sun-filled escape!  We arrived back to find our homestead still standing, all two and four-legged family healthy.  So, unpacked – but still sporting a bit of sunshine color, it’s time to get back into… Read More

Countdown …

But first, special thanks to JP from Tattered Time and her Garden Stake Whimsy Tutorial.  I love using a nib pen for drawing on glass!  It is so much easier for me to control my lines (vs using a paint brush) –… Read More

Enameling–what NOT to do … and other news

Finally played with copper glass enameling last night.  I used the sifting method, and it wasn’t as easy as I thought.  It made me realize I prefer slightly larger ‘canvases’ … But, one very important lesson learned regarding what NOT to do: … Read More

Snowmageddon 2018

Michigan snowfall has postponed Christmas II (with Dad/et al.) … The predicted snow storm proved to be too much … So, while our tree is ready with gifts waiting, the menu set, the house prepared – we’re on hold, and watch the… Read More

Cuz It’s THAT Time of Year!

Yep.  Time for a bit of ‘distraction shopping’.  I watched a few videos about copper enameling and PMC (precious metal clays) with glass … So, I’m  stocking up on what I need, waiting for some items to arrive and scouring through my… Read More

Excited, Sad – and a Celebration

I have lots of things going on in the studio.  I received a bunch of silicon molds for F-N-F fun … Along with a few new stencils to play with … And, a ‘dirty pour’ kit from UGC.  Time to bust out… Read More

Ouch and Doh!

So, I managed to start the week off with an OUCHER!!!  While some may think stitches were indicated, THIS nurse knows better!  I still got my mega-load of spoon rests in the coffin kiln.  And, more rainbow night lights in the works… Read More

Feeling good …

Had a long-assz talk with my Dad tonight, who always helps me put things in perspective, helping me HUGELY …  (Thanks Dad – I love you!) We had a good week here.  I overcame the recent nursing obstacles, thus allowing me to… Read More

Cleaning and photographing …

Doing some much needed deep cleaning here in the studio.  Which is tedious, but also inspiring – as I rediscover half-finished projects, failed attempts and new ideas … I’m also creating listings … taking lots of photos, editing for uploading, trying for… Read More