Thursday, June 23, 2011

What Day Is It?

I thought things were supposed to slow down when you left your "career". That must go down as one of those urban myths or something.

Wedding Plans...we're working it. Today we hired a wedding "organizer". For a rural area we are getting pretty hip. We give them the details and they make this baby go off like a CIA black operation. Or so I have heard from others and am hoping for our own.

I've also got to update my blog listings - I've a a blog link or two to add too.

In the meantime I've been working on some wax models and came up with a dandy yesterday that we cast. This one is going to hold a half a bead that I lapped down. She's going to be beautiful. I'm thinking she should be given as a bold gift - but word on that later as she is finished.

These are the photos before I started cutting off sprues tonight. I swear the sprues were as heavy as the actualy piece. So far about 90 percent of them are off and tomorrw I'l get to the hardest ones and begin the grinding. I'm currently working on two pieces (the other one that had a fish on it and was a square cab). So far those are the only ones I have created made specially to hold a piece of glass as the design statement. I've done cabs for rings but not something that was purposefully designed to go with the setting.


angelinabeadalina said...

That is amazing, simply awe inspiring! You made my jaw drop because I can't even begin to figure out how you get started doing something like that. Can't wait to see the finished deal!

Janel said...

Very interesting! I love the organic shapes.

By the way, I was cruising around my library and happened to find a beadmaking book with examples from a famous beadmaker I know. :) Good job!!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Hi Angelina - I'm getting the feeling with as artistic as you are and as much as you know about gooey kids clay -Doing this with wax like for you would actually work very well. I wish I was going to Lousiville Gathering this year....I'd of love to have talked shop and given you some tips. My trip fell apart and I can not come.

Maybe next year - or maybe at the GAS conference in Toledo next year...We could room together.

Sharon Driscoll said...

Hey Janel - Working on that book as part of the the focud group was just the most wonderful thing to happen. It's like my very first timm to be in print - YEAH! Jeri Warhaftig is an excellent bead maker and a joy to work with.

Maybe I'll get lucky and they will want another book and I'll get invited again....dreamer here.....

angelinabeadalina said...

Sharon, I'll have to find out more about it! I won't be in Louisville, either. I've kinda been out of the glass loop so long that I didn't even realize the Gathering was going to be there this year, lol. Some year, though!