Archives for January 2013

Making Cane

Today I made cane in the studio.   I like my stems and flower petals to have a blend of colors instead of just the single rod color.  I learned this particular cane making technique from Kristen Franzen Orr.  I build up several different color rods around a center rod and then pull the large piece down into stringer .  When you apply this stringer to the bead you get a wonderful varigated color.  I made two stem canes which I plan on using for my “cactus”  and 2 petal canes for my desert blooms.  I’ll make sure to post a picture of the finished bead later this week.  Pulling cane is tedious… I’ll make the bead tomorrow.

Some new work

New Work

Decided to work with Emerald…  color of the year!

Party Gal

Party gal by Deb Harclerode

I worked at my cooperative gallery last Saturday.  January is a slow month so I had lots of time to acquaint myself with the other artist’s work in the gallery.  It’s nice to match the work of an artist to the person.

I was really smitten with this piece.  So I purchased a small print of the original and am off to take it to the framer today.  The artist is Deb Harclerode and you can see more of her work on the Desert Artisan’ website.

It’s called Party Gal

Five photos on the Fifth

Experimenting with photoshop NYC

New York Cityearrings

Favorite earringsbrooch


Snow in tucson

Snow in Tucson  (picture by Lucy Pirro)

Work in Progress

Brooch - Desert Bloom

just a sneak peak of something else I’m working on

Cafe au lait beads

Lampworked beads - cafe au lait
Holidays are over!

Back to the studio

These beads are for a speical order.

The base is a very dark root beer.  Swirled with silver foil and ivory.