Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from Our House to Yours....

Since Christmas Cards were a little difficult for me this year, I decided to send my greetings this way. I hope you are all surrounded by family and that you hold them close to your heart at this time of year as well all year long. Please enjoy the Christmas Walk my family took on our early Christmas get together on Lake Thompson and may the Joys of the season be with you all year long. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them.

Ben, Lauren and Mick and Emmet and Joel above with Mick.

Snowy Mick

Joel , Lauren and Ben

Ben and Emmet

One of my Mom's Hummels that my Dad gave her, now graces my mantel for the season, along with some of her carved Santas that were made by the one of the  Pediatricians she worked for.

Emmet loves the snow, can you tell?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Recently Completed Window

Photos from a recently completed window I did for a special commission. I hope to have more photos when the window is installed. I will also have more info of on the process as well. Right now you can see the process on my Face book page by clicking the FB tab on the right of this blog. The top photo is the complete window which is about 3 1/2 ft long  x 13" high. The other photos are close-ups of each section. Hoping to add more soon.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Need Something Special for Valentines Day?


Check out the Artistree Gallery Page on Facebook for some ideas for your sweetie. I have my stained glass and glass bead and silver jewelry there. They have a wonderful space there with more than 20 local artists contributing their time and work. Some of the photos on the Facebook page are my jewelry, along with other artists. The Gallery is located in down town Land 'O Lakes, WI. Give it a look see....I know you'll enjoy it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Great Big Glass Bubble......about to become a shard

This very large glass bubble, which was blown with a small hollow tube, is about to become glass shards. You've probably heard me talk about them as I like to incorporate some into my glass beads. Well this is how they start out, once the bubble is complete, and it can be of just plain glass or silver glass, or glass with silver leaf added, the bubble is broken and you have these nice large pieces of paper thin glass to add to your beads. This is done very carefully since the glass is so thin that overheating will cause it to just ball up. Picking up the shard with a pair of tweezers, helps to hold it steady and to steer clear of the direct flame. But both the shard and the bead area you wish to connect with must be heated gently for both pieces to attach. This particular shard is courtesy of Joe at Avenue Beads. He makes very large bubbles which in turn yield nice large pieces to work with. Pretty cool huh?   See Joe's work at   http://www.avenuebeads.com