Saturday, July 9, 2011

A quick word

Summer is upon us and while I love it all, it's not conducive to all out working time for me.  Or any working time, really.  Lots of bike riding in the Gatineau hills (small mountains to my out of shape physique, but I'm slowly improving....) and swimming with the kids.  We aren't planning any major trips, just hanging out and enjoying each others company.  I should just learn to let go and not worry. 

Thank you for the lovely responses to my last post.  I will be working on the tutorials for the next while and I will post here when they are ready for purchase in my shop!  A worthy summer project....

And also in my last post, I said I would return with a finished bead to show you - it hasn't changed that much - but has been darkened and enhanced with different colours in certain areas.

The unfinished bead:


The finished bead:



As a final note, I just wanted to show you a picture of something someone made with one of my beads.  Someone I admire very much....a glass artist with huge talent!  I'm sure you all know Lori Lochner, but if you don't, you should go and look at her work.  Here are a few samples:





She sent me a picture of a little talisman she made using one of my beads.  She combined it with a most wonderful electroformed glass pod.  I do love it when people send me pictures of what they've done with something I've made because it enlarges my view of the possibilities.  Shakes off the tunnel vision, so refreshing!  Thanks, Lori....



 Go forth and summer....can I make that a verb?

7 comments:

Janie said...

You make the most anazing beads!

Genevieve said...

I love Lori did with your bead!

I am working - but at summer speed! I'm so much more relaxed when I don't sit there thinking "I only 2 hours today".

Have a great summer!

Fiona said...

Your beads are just wonderful

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

That is a fantastic looking bead Claire! amazing colors indeed love it :) hope You enjoy the summer outside ...best wishes B
ps- that was a very pretty talisman too will have to check her out..ds

Stories They Tell said...

I love that talisman but then I think that all your beads are talismanic. Yes, that's a word! So I say "Summer On!" Thanks for the post, Claire.

missficklemedia.com said...

I whisper "I love you" to your new finished bead.

Lori Lochner has been one of my favorite glass artists since the dawn of time.

indium said...

i love your great blog..