Friday, December 20, 2013

Stained Glass for gifts to relatives in Indonesia

This stained glass is for Christmas gift for one of my relatives. We're going to Indonesia for Christmas vacation and instead of buying gifts, I'll make 9 stained glass for each of my relatives.
Everything will be "flowers" theme.

I made them back in January 2013 (pink tulip no.1) and the rest I did them in August and September 2013.

Gift 1: Pink tulip stained glass

Gift 2: Pink rosebud stained glass (Aug23,13)
Gift 3: orange tulip stained glass (Aug 24, 2013)

Gift 4: yellow daffodil stained glass (Aug25,3013)

Gift 5: purple flower stained glass (Aug29,13)

Gift 6: blue flower stained glass (Aug30,13)

Gift 7: Lavender flower stained glass (Sep2,13)

Gift 8: red rose stained glass (Sep2,13)
Gift 9: White tulip flower stained glass (Sept7,13)

All 9 Stained Glass for Indo, Sept7,13

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Mouse Stained Glass, Dec 5, 2013

I made this stained glass over the Thanksgiving weekend. I wanted to make something that's unusual but cute. Turned out this one has 39 pieces, the most pieces I've ever made so far and a lot of very small pieces.
He's a cutie and I think I'll keep him :)

Christmas Mouse stained glass, Dec5,13

Friday, November 29, 2013

Dolphin Fan Lamp stained glass, Nov 29, 13

I made this dolphin fan lamp stained glass for my brother. Actually he asked me to make same dolphin stained glass as my friend, Alexa's few months ago. Since I like to do different things even if it's the same dolphin theme, I decided to make him dolphin in the shaped of fan lamp. Took me 2 months to finish because I didn't have the dark grey colored glass until I had a chance to go to glass store last week.

Dolphin fan lamp with night light, Nov29,13

Dolphin fan lamp facing right, Nov29,13

Dolphin fan lamp facing left, Nov29,13

Beads made during Thanksgiving holidays, Nov28,13

I finally took first time vacation this year for 3 days, in between Thanksgiving holiday and together with boys' days off also. I'll take another 9 days off during Christmas vacation to visit my family in Indonesia.

The last 2 mornings, I torched few beads a day in the early morning. Such a fun and relaxing time to do it.

I learned how to make white bear beads after following tutorial from Mary Bush. Then I played with frits and made tube beads, I made 2 beads with clear-encasing. One of them is like moonlight bead. And finally, I made Christmas tree beads.

White bears, Tube beads, Clear encasing beads and Christmas tree, Nov28,13

Saturday, November 16, 2013

White Winter Bear Stained Glass, November 16, 2013

It's getting cold out there!! I made this white winter bear stained glass to keep me warm.
Originally I planned to make regular brown bear, but my friend suggested white bear instead so here he is.
Since I want to keep the bear all winter long, I decided not to put Christmas colors on the scarf and hat.

Winter White bear, Nov16,13

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fused Glass sushi plate, October 26, 2013

Atsuko and I went to take fused glass class together to make 6x6 inches plate.
It was so much fun. We went to LLLG glass. I picked white plate with pink flower design.
After 10 days, today I picked up the plate and so happy with the result.

The glass before it went to kiln, Oct 26,13
Final product, after kiln, Nov5,13

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Glass Blowing Flowers with Atsuko, Oct 18,13

Atsuko and I took a glass blowing flower class last Friday evening at LLLG in Tigard.
It was so much fun. Atsuko picked colorful pastel color flower and I picked white-blue flower.

Here are the result..

Atsuko and Jane's Flowers, Oct22,13

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Parrot Tapestry, Oct 17, 2013

I finished beading Parrot Tapestry tonight, pattern made by Maddiethekat design.
It measures 4.30 x 6 inches (11 x 15.2 cm), using 7,740 Delica 11/0 beads, 38 colors of them and peyote stitch.

Parrot, Oct 17, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Chinese Phoenix Robe, Sept 21, 2013

I started making this Chinese Phoenix Robe, which is to me is empress robe ( pattern by Sigrid Wynne-Evans) on May 5, 2013.

Took me 70 days to finish the front side and 67 days to finish the back side (total of 137 days).

This robe used size 11/0 delica seed beads, 25 colors, total of 58,046  beads.
The size of this robe is 14 x 22.53 inches ( 35.6  x 57.2  cm).

Here are the photos of my journey in making this robe:

Started on May 5, 2013 (Day 1) Front side
May 27,13 (Day 22) Front side
June 14, 13 (Day 40) Front side
June 30,13 (Day 56) Front Side

Jul 14, 2013 (Day 70) Finished Front Side
Jul 20, 2013 (Day 75) Back Side

Aug 2, 13 (Day 88) Back Side
Sept20,13 (Day 137) Finished back Side

Front and Back side Phoenix Robe, Sept 20, 2013
Front and back side phoenix Robe combined, Sept21,13

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bluebird Stained Glass, Oct 13, 2013

I made this bluebird stained glass suncatcher for my bestfriend's Mom in Florida.

Bluebird Stained glass suncatcher, Oct13,2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Kilnforming Glass Coasters, Sept 25, 2013

My friend and I took kilnforming glass coaster class at Bullseye Resource Center in Portland.
We made 4x4 inches (four coasters) each. The technique was using pre-exposed screens and powdered glasses in range of colors.
I picked my base colors white for all 4 coasters. Then I picked the screen pattern shaped like cherry blossom branch and used different color powder glass for each coasters : Dark blue, light blue, green and red.

Here is before picture:
4 cherry blossom branch coasters, Sept25,13
The template that I used
Finished Coasters, Sept 30,2 013

Penguins practices, Sept29,13

I wanted to practice making more penguins so I spent my rainy day yesterday: 6 of them plus 1 more lady bug with brighter red (the bottom one).

Some of the penguins turned out cute, some were bleh...

7 penguins, Sept29,13

Lady bugs, Sept29,13

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Dolphin Stained Glass

I made this dolphin stained glass for my close friend Alexa, who loves dolphin. Or maybe it was her daughter who loves dolphin. Either way, I thought it would be a nice addition to her house.
I made this project earlier with the rabbit stained glass, but last night, I decided to finish it together with the rabbit. This is posted on September 28, 2013, although I finish this on August 16, 2013 (because I know she reads this blog so I post this later).

Happy Birthday, Alexa!!!!

Alexa's Dolphin Stained Glass, August 15, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Glass Blowing Pumpkins, Sept 21, 2013

I went to Live Laugh Love Glass, my favorite glass studio to take Pumpkin Palooza class last Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. I had a great time as always, making 2 bigger pumpkins and 1 smaller one, to welcome the beginning of Autumn.

I picked them up today and here they are... my pumpkin glass fest!!

Glassblowing Pumpkins, Sept 21, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

4 Flower Beads made this week, Sep13,13

I had so much fun making the flower beads last week so I decided to make some more in different colors.
I'm not sure what rod color I used for the greenish/brownish flower but it turned out to be cute.
Can't wait to make so many other colors of flowers.

4 flower beads, Sept13,13

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Beads I made yesterday, Sep7,13

I decided to make a couple of flower beads yesterday. I haven't done any torching for the last few weeks because of big stained glass project. Now that that's done (I'll post it on December before I will go on vacation to Indonesia), I was able to relax and practice torching beads again. Yeay!!

I made 2 of flower beads, a snowman with pink scarf (ofcourse.. I love pink), and a tiny lentil bead with flower pattern bead press.

So, here are the beads I made yesterday.

2 flower beads, pink scarf snowman and flower bead-press bead, Sept7,13

Sunday, September 1, 2013

White kitty Stained Glass Suncatcher, July 25, 2013

I made this special white kitty stained glass suncatcher for my friend, who will have her birthday in early September. I know it's way too early to make this, but I saw this little kitty pattern and got too excited, so I started and finished early. Now that it's done, I can relax a bit.

My friend has a white cat at her home so I chose white as the cat's color. And she loves orange color, so the ribbon has some orange in it.
I hope she likes the gift I made for her.

Happy Birthday, Atsuko..

White cat stained Glass Suncatcher, Jul25,13
Atsuko with the white cat, Sep1,13

Friday, August 23, 2013

Beads made on August 21, 2013

I wanted to play around with dichroic, so I made a bead with dichroic strips around it.
I also used reduction frit cobalt blue bead and finally played around trying to make flower, but didn't look too good. Love the pink though.

Beads made on August 21, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

2 snowmen and beads I made on August 15, 2013

I made a couple more snowmen beads for fun last night, plus few beads using stringers.
Tried to make flowers and feather look..

Beads made on Aug15,13

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rabbit Stained Glass suncatcher

We are invited to house warming of my ex-next door neighbor's new house next weekend.
I didn't know what to give or bring. Since I know they love rabbit and collecting rabbit things,
I decided to make rabbit stained glass for them.

I hope they like the rabbit. I tried not to make it too "girly", so I put blue ribbon on him :)

Rabbit stained glass, August 15,2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Snowman with matching hats, Aug 10, 2013

I thought I would try making snowman's hats by myself. So I played around yesterday.
But, somehow although the hat matches with the scarf, I don't really like it as much.
But, surely it was fun and I'm so loving these little snowmen..

Snowmen with matching hats, Aug 10, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Beads made on August 7, 2013

I got very excited because I wanted to try making snowman beads, which I plan to make it as Christmas gifts. Since I've never done that before, I decided to practice from last night.

Here are the beads I made last night: 2 snowman (1 is better than the first one), clear blue bead with feather murrini made by John Rizzi, pink bead base with California poppy frit made by ValCrox frits, and finally heart shaped bead.

Beads made on August 7, 2013

And one of the snowman bead dressed up with his hat. I only have this color "flower bead" which I turned it upside down. I can get different color hat, maybe red to make it more "Christmas-y".

Snowman bead, August 7, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Beads made on July 24, 2013

These are the beads I made yesterday. I had trouble with mapp gas and hothead so I had to stop during the torching and kept trying to restart it.

I wanted to practice using stringers so here they are:

Played with stringers, beads made on Jul 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lotus Stained Glass Fan Lamp

I really enjoy working on fan lamp stained glass. It's unique and I decided to make one for my small office room. I chose to make Lotus flower and tried to use copper patina for the first time.

Lotus Fan Lamp Stained Glass, Jul23,13
And here how it looks like with light on, together with my rose fan lamp.

Lotus and Rose Fan Lamp Stained Glass, Jul23,13

Lotus Stianed glass fan lamp made it to new home at my work, Jul 24,13