I’ve had the pleasure of testing out some of the CiM new colours for Spring 2018! I believe these are going to be available at the Gathering so should be in stores sometime around then? Some great colours to add to the lineup.
http://www.valcoxfrit.com/ – these blends should be available within the next week or two! Stay tuned. I cannot wait to get working with these beautiful new blends.
I never had a chance to share this before – life has been so very busy. Back in September, a very dear friend of mine got married. Her wedding theme was Hawaii as her and her husband had some special memories there and were going back on their honeymoon. She wanted me to come up with something simple and pretty for her bridesmaids, flower girls, and herself. We found some lovely charms online, some were personalized for each member of the bridal party, and we also got some Hawaiian style flowers and pretty flower beads to accent. We did bracelets for the flower girls & daughter of the bride, necklaces and bracelets for the bridesmaids and maid of honor, and of course the bride herself.
Here’s me with the beautiful bride!
Then we ended up getting inspired to do matching pieces for the mother of the groom and bride.
Finally, for one of my friend’s older daughters who is a little bit less girly than the rest of the group (and plays the guitar), I did a “friendship bracelet” style piece in matching colours to what everybody else was wearing, with a guitar charm as an addition instead of a flower.
I tested two colours for Creation is Messy recently – Harvest and Chartreuse. Here are my results! Also I’ve come to realize that this website needs a bit of a makeover and some updating, so I will be working on that. I’d really like to get back to blogging about my glasswork and colour experiments so stay tuned! These spacer beads are available through my Etsy shop, http://madeforyoulampwork.etsy.com/
Beads & Info by Amy Hall
This was a beautiful buttery soft and creamy opaque orange. It gave me some really pretty blush as I worked it (the glass was not all one tone but gave me some nice variation). It also etched beautifully.
Beads & Info by Amy Hall
This is a really brilliant bright acid green. A tiny bit shocky and bubbly to work with but I am never “gentle” with glass – I tend to go right into the flame with it. And I found it manageable once I got the rod going. This glass only etched very slightly.
Twenty three pieces to take up to Chemainus (on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada) and hang tomorrow!
My exhibition coincides with the production of “Harvey” (a favourite of mine!) which runs from May 6 – 28.
It’s “meet the artist” on May 13 so hopefully I’ll see some of you there….