Saturday, February 7, 2015

Festival Of Glass 2015

Festival of Glass in one again the 15th of day only!  It is FREE admission and over 6,000 come thought the doors to see Victoria's most talented glassmakers wares, see demonstrations and take classes.  Christians College from 10am to 4pm.  Please make the trip, it's very worthwhile!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Latest Work: Lampwork Beads

A lot of my time has been taken with custom orders, but I've put those on hold till after the Festival of Glass which is on in less than 2 weeks.  This event sees over 6,000 through the door in 1 day, so it's always very busy sales wise....which is great!


After making these eyeball beads I decided to paint my nails to match!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Latest Work: Silversmithing, Rose Cut Amethysts, Labradorite & Bangles

My self taught adventures in smithing are coming along!  I go to the local Gem Club on a Thursday night to ask where I'm going wrong, find out why my solder is melting and other annoying things that has me pulling my hair out!  My work will be available to purchase soon, please follow my Facebook page to keep updated with those details: Bead-licious Lampwork.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Learning to Silversmith

So I've started silversmithing recently and have completed a few projects to the best of my self taught ability.  I also joined the local Gem Club and am picking up some tips from there every Thursday night.  I am enjoying it but I do wish I knew everything straight away.  It's frustrating not knowing why my solder doesn't flow or how to attach a ring shank onto a bezel correctly.....but I will get there.