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/
CiM Website Harvest Ltd Run
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.
CiM Website Chartreuse
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….
I think this is the last of the new colours. Frantz has some of the 2015 colours in stock now!
CiM Golden Rod
CiM Loch Ness
Here are some more of the new CiM colours – out later this month I think? I only had a small amount of each to play with and am looking forward to getting my hands on more!
CiM French Grey
The new colours are (almost?) out from Creation is Messy! I know that Frantz should have them all in stock by mid/late February. I was lucky enough to get my hands on them a little early so here are some previews. Definitely some of these that I will be adding to my regular lineup. Are there any here that you would like to see more of? More photos coming soon as I still have quite a few rods to try out 🙂 My favorites so far are Aegean, Frozen, Duck Egg, Tortoise, Nectar, and Pollen.
And look at how pretty “Tortoise” etches…
Boxing Weekend Lampwork Sale – 50% off http://lampworkbyamy.etsy.com/ and 20% off http://madeforyoulampwork.etsy.com/ – come grab some beads! Starting at midnight and ending Sunday night.
I am a silly Canadian (at least that is my excuse). I thought last weekend was “Black Friday.” And now I have realized that no, it’s actually tomorrow. So I’m going to put my Etsy shop on sale again – actually this time, both shops 🙂
Receive 50% off all items at my ready to ship Etsy shop : https://www.etsy.com/shop/lampworkbyamy
And 20% off all custom orders from my made to order catalogue at: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/madeforyoulampwork
Starting Friday at midnight, going until Sunday at 11pm. Score some great deals just in time for the holidays! And please share this post with your friends if you think they might be interested 🙂 Thank you so much for your support and happy holidays!