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

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Beads made on July 19, 2013

After few weeks of not torching, because I was focusing on beading Chinese Phoenix Robe. I will put up the blog about that at the end once I finish the whole costume. I finished the front side robe 5 days ago (70 days total) and now working on the back side.

I missed torching so much so last night I decided to make few beads to practice.
I used black bead and raku frit swirl on the first bead, adding blue on both tips.
On the second bead, I leaned how to use dichroic strip. Third bead I used bullseye green transparent rod and bullseye green heart murrini. And finally, I learned to use stringer to draw some flowers, although they don't look like roses yet.

Beads made on July 19, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

2 Rose Stained Glass

I decided to make 2 stained glass projects at once. Never done that before but I thought it would save me time to do them together.

I was requested to make a rose theme simple stained glass for my friend few months back, for her husband's birthday. So, here is the result of it, only used 10 pieces of glass.

Stained glass for Denny's birthday, Jul7,13

Then I've always wanted to make another fan lamp stained glass for myself, also rose theme. So, here is the one I made for myself. It uses 32 pieces of glass and a lot more tedious and a very long process, but I love how soft and romantic it looks.

Rose stained glass fan lamp for myself, Jul7,13

Beads made on July 5, 2013

I practiced making flower bead again and a lot better this time, although discoloration occur during torching.
I also tried to make "dragonfly" on a bead, turned out not so bad.. although kind of "drunk" looking dragonfly.

Here they are:
Dragonfly, flower and rose beads, July 5, 13

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Beads made on July 4, 2013

Update for the tray'n go giveaway result: I won the competition. Thank you so much for all of your votes and supports.

After a week of not torching due to having asthma, I practiced again yesterday and made 4 beads.
I practiced using murrini on the first 2 beads, adding aventurine and stringer decoration on second bead.
The third bead I used raku frit and also aventurine on both ends of the bead. And finally, I used stringer and raked it on the last blue bead then add cobalt blue rod color on one end of the bead.
I love how the beads turned out.. 

On that note, HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!!

Beads made Jul4,13