Thursday, August 18, 2011

Torch-Fired Enamels

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I'd like to give a huge shout out to Barbara Lewis for her great new book - Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry. And, her blog spot, Painting with Fire, is one of my favorites. Almost forgot the Group she created for all of us enamel lovers...the widget is in the left column.

I've been up to my neck in wedding planning and around these parts that means I've been making the decorations that are hanging on two rustic chandelier's to hang in the bridal tent. Do they include glass - you bet! I've been working on some clear boro pieces to hang amongst the other goodies. And this is on top of the wish tree pieces, favors, and so on. And as hard as I am working so is my darling daughter in Illinois. We are on the big countdown to September 3rd.

Anyhoo, after twisting some steel wire "S" hooks that are huge in size I decided to come back into the house for a break and DH comes walking up, "Hey, look what the delivery guy just left on the steps." Whoo Hoo - there it is - my new book fresh off the press.

I'm going to have trouble containing myself from doing some enameling to go with the lampwork beads. It's going to kill me.......ACK, I'm just to busy. Maybe I can run around with a magnet and see if any of my old metal beads are iron worthy for after the wedding. Since I'm trying, in desperation, to clean up one of my work benches that will be in site of people coming and going into the house maybe I can run a magnet over the top of it - wouldn't that just be doing duel duty? Oh piss, who am I kidding!

Barbara Lewis - this is one great book - you're killing me!


rosebud101 said...

Wish I were there to help you! I could take over your studio! lol! Good luck!

Sharon Driscoll said...

I wish you were here too! (sniff sniff). We could get a cute tutu for Pixie and she could walk in the procession.

Barbara Lewis said...

Sharon, You are incredibly generous! Thank you!