Of course you do! My Kickstarter campaign has reached the first hurdle!
Just what everyone needs for the cold winter months. Every snowed in artist’s studio needs to have a good supply of footwarmers and even though this particular model requires a lot of maintenance and upkeep, it is by far my favorite. My 130 pound portable heat generator.
I used to make these little fobs a lot but over time thoughts of them were pushed to one side as other projects and designs took the forefront.
In searching for a quick, affordable addition to my lampwork offerings for an upcoming project I settled, once again, into creating these simple dangles. It is actually quite relaxing and, as simple as the designs are, quite fulfilling. I love adding a little color and sparkle to things that aren’t usually adorned by jewelry. Purses, day planners (remember those???), keychains, belt loops, the list goes on. They can also be removed from the clip and added to a chain for a pendant necklace.
The example shown is in one of my favorite shapes. I’ve been making disk beads for years, long before lampworkers had press molds, and still prefer the entirely handcrafted shape for most of them versus the molded ones. I used one of my favorite boro colors for this one (red, of course, being my absolute favorite!), as well as a new(ish) one that sparkles for the alternating stripes. I hope you like it!
Oh, and I’ll announce the new project these are intended for soon!
Meet Clyde , my resident Washoe Valley frog. He is a frequent and persistent visitor to my glass studio. He has been relocated outside for his own good on a couple occasions and yet he always manages to find his way back in. For some reason, my red tool cart seems to be his favorite place to kick back and cool off. Red is one of my favorite colors to add to my work but frogs and the color red, who knew? One of these days Clyde will stop surprising me with visits, and I have to admit it will make me a little sad!