Friday, December 24, 2010

I made this marble fairly recently with transparent glasses and a silver glass on top. Each of the silver glass dots was covered with a transparent dot. It turned out very dimensional. Hope everyone has a great holiday season!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I made this fishscale bead recently for a challenge on an online glass group (Lampwork etc.) It is made with lots of dots placed so you will see the white dots under the colored ones. I made a marble also and will take pictures tonight. The bead is about two inches long and a little less than one inch in diameter.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

These are some of the beads we made in Marcy Lamberson's class at Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin. I had so much fun!
This is the bird of happiness with a carrot beak. :) So, he's not blue...

I love the little pinecone - I just made another last night.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I took a class this past weekend from Marcy Lamberson. She taught at Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin. We made sculptural beads (bird, cupcake, pinecone, dog, gnome, cat and even a self-portrait!) Here is my dog bead. It is about one inch tall and just a little longer than that. What a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Demo at Blue Moon Glassworks

Jim and Rose at Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin were kind enough to ask me to demo a marble at the Fireflies meeting last night. I made a marble using ivory glass and Psyche shards. I had lots of fun and I hope everyone else did also. I will get a picture of the marble posted when it comes out of the kiln.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I made this marble last weekend out of boro glass also (Pyrex is an example of boro.) It is a challenge to get a good picture of a mostly clear marble. This one is about 3/4 inch in diameter.

I made this boro marble last weekend. It is about one inch in diameter and has a couple of colors in there with a "wispy" look.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I made these three marbles last night using the new "bump" marble mold I got at Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin. Jim, thank you so much for getting that mold - "Bumpy" is my new favorite. If you want to see it in action, come to the Fireflies meeting at Blue Moon Glassworks on August 28th. I will be doing a demo on marble making there. We'll see how many times I drop the marble off the punty. :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

All of these marbles are about 1 1/4 inches in diameter.
The marble on top was made with an ivory base and silver foil with one of the Vetrofond odd lots as an accent.
The marble in the middle has an ivory base with dots of black, and two different silver glasses.
The marble on the bottom has a base color of opal yellow with a twistie made of silver glasses, rubino and intense black.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

This marble is about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. It has shards of glass (thin sheets like a balloon that are broken and melted into another color.)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This is a close-up of a galaxy marble I made. It is about 1 inch in diameter and has fine silver foil inside to make the small planets. The larger planets are made of glass.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I made this marble (about 1 1/4 inch diameter) last weekend. I like the reaction between the two different glasses.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I have been using shards of a type of glass that has lots of silver in it and therefore changes color depending on the chemistry of the flame. These three marbles are about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. They vary from brown to green with some "oil slick" patches.

Ever since taking Wil's marble class I have been going crazier making marbles. This one is about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. It is a vortex marble - it looks like a tornado is inside.

I am finally getting pictures posted from the marble class Kate and I took at Salado Arts Workshop. Wil "Boxfan" Menzies moved to Salado and within a couple of weeks was teaching here. We had a great couple of days making marbles and watching Wil demo. A day without marbles is like a day without sunshine (or something like that!) :) The marble is about 1 1/4 inches in diameter and the mushroom pendant is about 1 inch by 2 inches.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

I made a basket of glass eggs for Easter. Most of them are about 1 inch wide and about 1 1/2 inches long. I hope everyone is having a great Easter today.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I made these beads yesterday during my class with Caitlin Hyde at Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin. More pictures to follow - made more great beads today. If you ever get a chance take her class - she is a wonderful teacher and you'll learn bunches! Wait until you see my horse - he started out life as a dog...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I took a class at Blue Moon Glassworks recently with Trey Cornette. I learned so much and had a great time. I love the beads I made there. This one is about 2 1/2 inches long.

I started teaching at Salado Arts Workshop recently. Check them out -

I will be teaching how to make a glass Easter egg and Stephen will be blowing glass on February 27 and 28th. Hope to see you there. There will also be other instructors - all the information is on their website.

The hearts for Valentines Day were lots of fun!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


This heart is also about two inches long.


I made these hearts recently. They are both about two inches long and hang at an angle.