Wednesday, August 27, 2008

making of the bead

I very simply take a small portion of scrap clay and form the bead. By wrapping a thin slice of the rind cane,smoothing and wrapping a slice of the flesh cane on the other side, I create a watermelon bead. From there I shape the bead and play!

and the rind

The process is basically the same as the red part of the watermelon .....


This are some pictures of the making of my watermelon cane. Sorry they're not in order but look at the lower listing first then come ignorance!!! I will have the canes for sale in my etsy store shortly. Enjoy the tutorial!

watermelon tutorial

Some of the pictures are a little blurry but I think one cantell how I did it, if not please ask.

Friday, August 22, 2008

look what Smokeylady did!!

Thanks!!!!! They look terrific, but I knew you'd do a great job!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

gold finch

I found this beautiful goldfinch hanging around my garden yesterday. I wish the picture was a little better but the bird was beautiful!

Monday, August 18, 2008

up a tree

I pulled into the driveway the other day to find this.......Gustavo was saying " I'm stuck!" So I helped him down. Kid of cute yet not so funny! I'm one of those Mom's who is always playing it safe. I did make them wait till I snapped some pictures!

Friday, August 15, 2008


Sharon Shoemaker of the Glass Anarchy goes by shassglass on etsy. She is a very talented stained glass artist. I have here a picture of a collaboration piece she created using one of my potmelts in the center. She does equally lovely work at her have a look at

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

YOu have to see this!!!

I came across this in my emails today- It's amazing!
Paper crane quilt,
From the Canberra quilt and craft fair.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

CGGE Summer Challenge

Yea!!! The challenge is summer. We can enter three items. I have 2 and I'm working on the third! The millefiore screams flowers and the match pendants-summer love!

Friday, August 8, 2008


It's that time again. They love my fence I can go down there and find lots of shells hooked onto the wood of the fence. They fascinate me even as an adult.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The rainbows are getting better!

Tonight we had a double rainbow and I'm lucky enough to have a great view of it across the street. It was actually much brighter in person but you can tell how beautiful it was!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


A wonderful friend and equally as wonderful glass worker.
She's a lampwork beadmaker and takes pendants from many of us on glassanarchy and the cgge and turns them into beautifully beaded necklaces by custom making complimentary beads and incorporating them into her treasures. This combines her beading talents along with her love of making beads.
She has her hands full with her husband and pets at home but thankfully makes time for us here on the internet with her much welcomed sense of humor!

My deck

Half done in this picture. I completed it yesterday when My computer took a crap and was in the shop for a good deal of the day. That's when I'm forced to do house work! Sad!
That's our dog buva getting in a picture!

Monday, August 4, 2008

and the winner is...........

ametista!!!!! with her wonderful Harry Potter Piece! Fabulous how you made those curtains!!!! Congratulations!! check out the other winners at

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Time to vote again!!

The PCAGOE's a small turnout. That should make it a little easier to choose, or maybe not! Please stop by!

I love a rainbow!

Just about an hour ago I took a picture of this one!! They're so special and rare! It wasn't a real big one but itsure was beautiful. I always wait to see them then call the kids out of the house to see it with me. I wonder if they'll do that with their kids?