View Full Version : Thurs., Mar 8, 2007 show and shout

Sue in Maine
03-07-2007, 08:20 PM
Boro-- I'm lovin' boro these days. Now if only I could improve... sigh.... one piece at a time.

These are a few implosion attempts.
This implosion is with carmel and I was pleased with the implosion so naturally, the loop broke!
Now, for those who have seen Gail Crosman Moore's "Borosilicate Beads of Nature" by Jim Kervin, don't panic. Yes, this is my "copy" attempt of a bead she demo'd in her book BUT it is for practice only. It will never be sold.... It's nowhere near as good as hers but it was a fun and interesting bead to make.
closer up of same bead:
and I leave you with more hearts...
Tonight I made 3 more implosions and, if the glass gods are kind, I think they're going to be nice!

So what'cha got??? :wave:


03-07-2007, 08:57 PM
Sue - lol - you go girl!! Great job!

I know I posted these in Wed's show, but I have a MUCH better pic now and it really shows the true colors...they are so pretty in person!



03-07-2007, 09:44 PM
:clap: Great job guys!!!

03-07-2007, 09:45 PM
Sue, do you sleep?? busy busy girl!

Debi, those colors are delightful, and the beads are gorgeous.

I have been fighting the fever devil, and right now he's winning in spite of the nyquil. (jerk!)

Here are some Spring stones from yesterday~


Enjoy your day~

03-07-2007, 09:53 PM
Thanks Juls, yours are really pretty too! take care of that bug - alka seltzer cold works good too.

03-07-2007, 10:02 PM
Beautiful job ladies! Juls, take some advil/ibuprofen for the fever. If congested, take a decongestant along with nyquil (it doesn't have the decongestant in it anymore). I'm the queen of self medication when I get a cold :)
Debi, the blue ones remind me of jasperwear. Great details!
Sue, I love your show & tells. You're an inspiration!
No pics from me today (kinda chilly in the basement).

03-07-2007, 10:06 PM
Good stuff here already! Can't wait to see more.

Spring is coming... here's Fiesta:

And here's Just the Blues:

03-07-2007, 10:12 PM
Thanks yall. I took an alka seltzer cold and 2 advil a couple of hours ago. Then I took the nyquil hoping to sleep. No such luck yet, but it is hard to sleep when your temp exceeds that of hell. (ok, not really, but I don't DO fevers. ick~!)

Pretty sets, Mar.

03-07-2007, 10:15 PM
Sue, you are doing great! You are so smart to document everything. I have never even tried an implosion, too intimidating.

Deb, you continue to perfect your skill, I hope you know your work is more amazing every week. Cameo is lovely.

Juls- love the Easter colored rainbow....I gotta try the silver wire, I have never done it yet. I have some, it just sits in the package.
Marilynn....don't you just love working with brights? These are happy beads!

Here are mine...I am over the moon with the sheen of colors I got. Absolutely a blast to work with.


Me Jayne
03-07-2007, 10:32 PM
Nancy, isn't Nyx fun? That's one awesome, stunning set!
Marilyn, what a nice, happy, colorful bunch o' beads - makes me smile just looking at them!
Juls, I'm adoring your spring stones in their lovely Easter colors!
Debi, those look like Wedgewood! How cool is that!
Sue, you've been busy again! And don'tcha know, only the best ones break!
Here's mine, all ASK glass...

03-07-2007, 10:46 PM
Totally cool show guys!

03-07-2007, 10:55 PM
Darn! Guess I have to break down and order some Nyx. Love what you guys get from it.

03-07-2007, 11:05 PM
Great stuff everyone! I haven't posted in awhile but I really like this set.

03-07-2007, 11:12 PM
Sue - Lovin' the seed pod!! What a great idea! Can't wait to see what else you do with it! :D
Debi - WOW! Absolutely stunning!
Julianna - They look very Eastery! Nice colors!
Marilyn - That first set just screams Summer! Gorgeous!
Nancy - Ooooh, so tribal and groovy! LOVE THEM!
Jayne - Okay, inquiring minds wanna know...is the Bahia Blue? It's a perfect match for jeans!
Catahoula6 - WONDERFUL! Such nice bumpies and the colors are TDF!

Here's a new focal from me of Lauscha Caramello and enamels with silver wire...



Ellen Altamore
03-07-2007, 11:17 PM
Dreamy stuff so far - can't wait to see what's here when I wake up tomorrow morning. More "light" beads from me.

03-07-2007, 11:27 PM
Sue - I love the commentary!!!

I worked on more hollows, this time in Lavender with little silver "stars"...on the bay.


and then I worked with some Gold and Black...

03-07-2007, 11:49 PM
Awesome showcase everyone. Such bright colors!!!

Here's some more nyx. I love this stuff. My favorite is on silvered ivory! Can't wait to get back on the torch. I have so many ideas in my head for this stuff.



Me Jayne
03-07-2007, 11:58 PM
Yup Amber, you guessed it! Gosh, you're good!

03-07-2007, 11:59 PM
Wow, gorgeous beads everyone! I love all of the contributions tonight, those lavendar hollows are to die for, and Debi, I love the delicate colors you used. Sue, I feel your pain, I made cow beads last night, and of course the one with the cutest expression cracked (I spent too much time admiring him and not enough time popping him quickly into the kiln). Haven't cleaned the cow beads yet, but here's a couple of sets I just listed.


Moon Stumpp
03-08-2007, 02:05 AM
Stunning work everyone!!!!!

Here's a set from me...part of a series that I'm doing...


Have a great evening...I'll check back tomorrow for more goodies, greedy ain't I!

~Moon :cat:

03-08-2007, 02:21 AM
Oh Moon those are pretty!!!

Moon Stumpp
03-08-2007, 02:36 AM
Thank you! I really am lovin' all the 96 glasses!!!!!


03-08-2007, 03:39 AM
Wow, I've got to get me some Nyx! :D Everything else in the show is wonderful too! :)

Here's some of my usual stuff. I took these pictures really big and I think they turned out better. I had to size them way down for the auctions and then again for this forum.

03-08-2007, 04:45 AM
Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!! All the beads are too! hehehe :D

I just have one bead to show. I decided to use up some left over stringer I had scattered over my table. Mostly blues and greens, on an opal yellow base with raised dots the same. Plus a little contrasting pink bump with a mini flower lol Oh it's etched as well.

Oh also some simple dark lavender lentils with swirls.

Anne :wave:

03-08-2007, 04:48 AM
Good morning!

Amber...that is gorgeous!

I have another fish...


Have a great day!

03-08-2007, 05:43 AM
Beautiful work one and all! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I have a couple of organics to show.


03-08-2007, 07:30 AM
Sue - girl, you've been busy! nice beads!
Debi - still love them, no matter what background!
Juls - reminds me of candy, they're beautiful!
Marilyn - love the fiesta!!
Nancy - your pic isnt coming up on my pc :(
JayneL - gorgeous set!
Catahoula - love the color effects with that one!
Naos - Beautiful! I think fairy dust on Saturn, not that that makes any sense, lol.
Ellen - pretty beads! Love the speckled one.
Michelle - More stunning pretties from you! I love them!
Trish - those are so beautiful! I really love that nyx, whatever it is!
Maggs - Love them! Makes me want ot go grab a milky way bar and its only 6 am!
Moon - Love the vibrant colors! What fun!
Lisi - Gorgeous! I like em all! I can't just pick one over the other!
Anne - Your pics aren't showing up, Big bummer!
Anastasia - Can't help but love it!
Ekki - I just love organics! The second one is really pretty. I love the blue.

Keep up the good work! I'm loving the eye candy!

03-08-2007, 07:53 AM
Nancy, jayne, amber, maggs and karen...thank you so much:rolleyes:

Sue in Maine
03-08-2007, 08:20 AM
Thanks to all for the nice compliments. I'll give me credit for one thing- I'm good at both making mistakes and taking credit for the mistakes I make. lol The glass gods were not kind to me afterall. The 3 implosions I thought were so nice are fugly. One was with yellow implosions and I grabbed a really dark rod to back the implosion with and it turned out to be a beautiful sparkly blue but the yellow implosion fingers didn't work so it just looks ugly. I DO love the blue though. Wonder what the heck it was? The patriotic red-white-blue imposion looks like white, bleack blue/black and faint traces of red on the outside edges... The third implosion was made with the dots from a stringer of blue-amber-purple & amber-purple. Thought 2 reactive colors would be great. The implosions look like frog eggs... and not healthy ones at that! Be a couple of days before I'm home to load the pictures for a show and tel-- count yourselves lucky! NOT pretty by any standards! :lol:

Loving this showcase, btw.


03-08-2007, 08:41 AM
Good morning..
Here are a few more boro pendants Tom made yesterday.
Have a great day,
:D Tom & Karen :D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2007/49823-clover.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2007/49823-dolphin_2.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2007/49823-sea_horse.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2007/49823-mother_baby_3.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2007/49823-sea_shell_2.jpg

Ellen Altamore
03-08-2007, 09:52 AM
Tom/Karen - I love everything you guys produce but that lower-left piece looks like a mother/child piece to me - simply lovely
Jenn - great organics
Ana - here fishy, fishy - no, I mean it - send them to me!!!
Anne - way to make use of the leftover stringers
Lisi - you're still hanging on to your title of "Queen of the Round"
Moon - kowagunga, baby!
Maggs - love that soothing brown
Trish - your use of nyx is wonderful - love that blue
MM - your hollows amaze me - love the purple
Am - ooooo, that Caramello, sooooooooo creamy
Catahoula - so glad you decided to post these beads - they're wonderful
Jayne - I LOVE those beads! I've used ASK a bit and will get more, great job
Nancy - love your stringer work - very dramatic/ethnic
Marilyn - lovely blues and thanks for the burst of "spring fiesta"
Oh, Juls - you're going to just keep teasin' me, aren't you, chica
Debi - you're right, this pic is much better. your detail is wonderful
Sue - goodnight, sister, what a mass of beads you've produced, coolio, glad you're having so much fun

03-08-2007, 10:13 AM
What inspiration here with all the beautiful beads. Some focals from me.

Sorry for hogging.

03-08-2007, 12:40 PM
Everyday I can't wait to get online to see all this bead porn! All of ya'll's work is absolutely beautiful! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

03-08-2007, 01:38 PM

WOW Juls, Wana share what color that is in the dead center? that pink? And what gauge silver do you use? I am a huge fan of your work:-)

03-08-2007, 02:27 PM
Thank you, Sarah. That is Bullseye Pink, and I used 28 gauge fine silver wire on that particular set.

03-08-2007, 03:11 PM
Getting here late does have an advantage. You get to see a lot of wonderful stuff. I am starting to get back into the swing of things. Although I have a lot of catch up to do!

Have a great day!

Dragon Myst
03-08-2007, 03:39 PM
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03-08-2007, 06:04 PM
I just gotta tell ya guys - I feel SO relaxed when I see the showcase after a long day of kids at school - thanks for making my life better.

03-08-2007, 08:06 PM
Beautiful beads as usual! Love the bulleseye colors and Amber you have such a gentle, subtle touch with color.

Here's a finished piece kiln fused dichroic pendant accented with a polka dot lampwork bead. Wire wrapped with gold-filled wire. PS. The bead isn' tcracked. I don't know what that is in the pic.:eek:

03-09-2007, 11:15 PM
My favorite part of the day . . . looking at all the beautiful work in the showcases! I'm so envious . . .