I will be leaving soon to join my family in Iowa for a Christmas celebration, so I'll leave you with a few Christmas images to enjoy. May your Holidays be spent with friends and family, making our space a better place, and may peace prevail.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
https://www.facebook.com/#!/ArtStartRhinelander I'll be posting some of the pieces that will be in the gift shop on my next post. You can always check out my Facebook page for work as well. Here's your chance to SHOP LOCAL and help support your communtiy and local artists too.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This one has a semi precious gem stone called Sugelite,in the middle crevice as well as a hollow glass bead with a paper thin glass shard.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Even though I will not be able to be at Art Detour next weekend, my friends there have kindly taken my Jewelry and Stained Glass and will have it on hand when they open for business on Friday Oct. 2. So I thought I might as well put up some of the photos I had taken of the work I managed to complete, before my mother's illness. I will be back with more photos of some of the other items I have as well. I'm sure this will be a great show and I will miss the camaraderie of artist friends, as well as crossing off a few things on my Christmas List! Check out the ART DETOUR site on Facebook for more information on the other artists, as well as times, location, and yes S'MORES! https://www.facebook.com/#!/ArtDetourWisconsin
Thursday, September 22, 2011
My deepest apologies, but due to a medical emergency, I will not be able to be at the Art in the Yard Show this Saturday. My mother is ill in Iowa and I need to be with her. I will keep you posted about the next upcoming show Art Detour on Oct. 7-9. Thank you for your understanding
Monday, September 19, 2011
This choker pendant has 4 clear hollow glass beads with glass shards over fine silver mesh, Sterling beads and freshwater pearls.
A double strand of silvery olive colored freshwater pearls helps display this new piece. The base is Fine Silver with a spiral design softly patina'd, next is a lampwork disk bead of Silver Plum glass and a copper domed disk, all held together with a hand made Fine Silver headpin. One of my new favorites.
There's a whole big basket of earrings ready to go and I'll have more photos later this week. Remember to view a larger image just click on it.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Starting this Friday it's Northwoods Art Tour weekend. I'll be in Lake Tomahawk at The Rodd Umlauf Gallery on Friday and Saturday and here's a few things you might see there. This Fine Silver pendant with a silver glass bead encased in clear suspended on a rubber cord.
Softly etched clear disks with a steel green rim and Fine silver disk center on handmade sterling wires.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The annual Northwoods Art Tour will be starting on Friday, July 29th of this week and will run through Sunday July 31st. As usual , I'll be up in Lake Tomahawk at the Rodd Umlauf Gallery on Friday and Saturday helping Rodd out. Here are a couple of stained glass windows that are currently there and I'll be posting more things all this week. You can click on the link on the right to get more info on the tour as well as a map to plan all your stops.
This free hanging window has 2 Brazilian Agates and a Lampwork glass bead. The other window has a Kokomo Glass Roundel that was hand blown and which I picked out right at the factory. All their glass is made right on the premises, where they have a 12 pot furnace and make both sheet glass as well as Blown Glass . This has been going on for the last 122 years.
I had the pleasure of touring the factory a couple years ago so was able to pick up a few choice pieces. One of which is the glass Roundel in the second window. It 's clear with glass frit in light teal and amber colors, this makes the spiral design. The roundels are often blown and then spun swiftly to flatten them. Most are very beautiful and I found I couldn't live without this one below. There's also a Lampwork bead in amber with Fine silver dots and a ring of silver plum glass.
A little something new this year is the Stained Glass frame. I thought I would try this idea out and see where it took me. I added a large Lampwork Flower bead suspended from heavy gauge copper wire. The frame fits a standard 4x6 photo.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
After closing for the winter this year, the Rodd Umlauf Gallery reopened on Memorial Day weekend. These pieces are just a few that are available in the Gallery. The piece above has a Fine Silver block with images of oak leaves and acorns with a suspended Lampwork bead with Fine Silver dots and a Green Murrini.Bronze chain and peacock Freshwater pearls pull it all together.
A cobalt heart with Silvered Ivory glass shards and "wings" hangs from a Fused Fine Silver three ring bail on a Sterling ball chain.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Yes! This is in fact a window that was a custom order as a memorial. It's located in a Catholic church in the Green Bay area. The church had been rebuilt and wanted to stick with a more contemporary nature and so required that there were no images. It was so much fun to work on. There are actually 2 windows that are about 5' x 18" and are mirror images of each other. There are some amber squares made by Chicago Art Glass called turtle backs and some glass nuggets as well as some wonderfully textured glasses in greens, ambers and clears. Remember you can click on the close up views for a larger image. Enjoy!