Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Oct 27 2009

I've been playing this game called Mohjong on the computer, and it's got me hooked. I tell Bruce that I play it to keep my mind active. He does crossword puzzles, I play mohjong. It's a game where you have to match tiles - you win if you clear the board of all pairs. Today, I WON! It was fun to see what happens when you win. First, you hear the noise - it sounds like ocean waves, but then, in the background, you see this tiny volcano, and pretty soon, black smoke is billowing from it - really cool. Think I'll play again.

I've also been working on wirework and different ways to mount my pendants. I'm liking what's happening.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Oct 26 2009

I had a compultion to buy another of Lydia Muell's tutorials - here's the first beads. There's lots of improvement to be had. I have to work on color, make sure my silver glass does it's thing before I encase it, make sure the encasing covers all the glass underneath, apply racu in the appropriate sequence so that it doesn't melt and spread, etc. Still, I like these beads.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oct 14 2009

Where does the time go to? I'm still not ready for winter! We started cutting down the curly willow today (it has to be cut down every year, as the branches grow up to 10 feet each year!) and by the time I was through with one tree, it was time to come in to warm up.

A picture of some beads I'm proud of. These blue flower beads have been encased in clear glass three times, which takes alot of time for each bead, but which really enhances the depth of the bead. I've just listed it on Artfire, if you're interested.