Wednesday, December 21, 2011

About This Time of Year

In June of 2010,
I took a lampworking class from 
at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee.
I learned how to make her glass corsage and glass necklace!
I think,
more than any other glass class I have taken,
this class has impacted me the most.
About this time of year,
I feel the need to make more pods, leaves, craters, headpins
to put together a small sculpture or necklace.
Last year,
these are the corsages I made.

This year, the urge to make struck earlier.
I'm still working with all those shorts I showed you earlier.
I am amazed at how many beads I am getting from them!
Included are the beads you'll see next.
I'm making a lot of pods, leaves, flowers and craters.
No matter how many I make,
I have found I need many, many more.
here we go.
I'm making some wire pieces, like this wire nest and wire pod to add to the sculpture this year.
I'm still not sure if I'll work with dark annealed wire or copper.
Maybe, both?
I'm not sure.

I have a lot more craters made, but I took these pictures a few days ago, so
I haven't gotten them photographed yet.

These leaves will be fun to use!

Here are some headpins!  I think I'll make more of these!

Here are some pods and a flower.

More pods!

A flower and a pod.

Some leftovers from another project.

When I'm finished, these all might or might not go into my project.
About the only thing I know right now is that I am going to add more wire to whatever I made.
What do you think,
copper or dark annealed wire?


Maggie said...

Mallory, those are all so beautiful and wonderful. I'm taking Sara Sally's class in February. Can't wait to make pretties like yours.

Right Turn ArtWerks said...

Dark annealed - you want to be able to see the flowers without any interference. Ah, you could darken the copper....Go antique and throw in some brass leaves or vintage looking pieces.

rosebud101 said...

Sharon, I'm back to square one! I think you're right about the dark annealed. thanks!