Monday, March 21, 2011

"Pixie - Where's your Monkey?" Pet Portrait

This is a gift made for friends.  They have a little dog named Pixie and she carries around a stuffed monkey that is twice her size.  The mosaic was made with fused glass, vitreous glass tiles, stained glass, vintage rhinestones, pearl findings, and beads.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Something Fun!

Yesterday I had a play day with several friends.  I have accumulated many odd  jewelry findings as I have collected my mosaic supplies and we decided that we would use some of these findings to create jewelry.  As it turns out all we made were pendants but I think they would be great statement pieces with the right clothing.  Besides, it was just great fun.  Although I don't plan to pursue making jewelry, the techniques were interesting and I will probably  use some of them in future projects.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

"Chasing Fireflys"

This is a small piece that I made in Martin Cheeks class at SAMA.  It was created using smalti (new material for me to use), glass fusions I created and some that I purchased from Martin, mille, vitreous glass tiles, and glass beads.  It is a portrait of our Jack Russell terreir named Junebug.  She is a constant companion for my husband so this piece was created for him.  It was a fun project but I learned really quick that I don't enjoy cleaning grout out of smalti!!!

  I thought that everyone might
 like to see what Junebug reaally looks like!  She is quite a ham!