Classes with Samma

Monday, August 31, 2009

Last August Beadies

Here's my last beads to post in August...
where did summer go???? OH, that's right,
we didn't have on this year in IN ;-(
Basketry focal:
Bubble implosion. Nice technically,
but where did my colors go??
I found I don't like making little round beads
anymore, but like the colors in this one

This is what I LOVE about boro!!!

This bead is only Purple Sable and Clear

...only one color rod for all this Yummy.

Yup, it's really that big and

Yup, it's really that blue!

So so implosion...but a good learning experience

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Kiln Harvest

So yesterday, I'm not getting the colors I wanted
and when I shut the system down, I realized I had
somehow kicked of one of my oxy cons....DOH!!!
This large focal was not the colors I was going for
(it's that oxy thing again) but I do like
the ceramic look it took's all good.

OK, here goes...I rarely say this about my work,

but this little marble is sooooo pretty! I LOVE IT!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Colors to play with

Got a few new colors yesterday.
I am so totally in love with TAG Purple Sable,
even from this quick little "test" bead:
Various new color in a raked bead

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rodney Lampworkington

Momma....I waited allllll day long
to hold hands with you...honest....OH's ME...your up my butt pup again ;-DDDD

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Even more......

This will get me caught up with the highlights of this week. ;-D
Pink Rose button...reminds me of the
vintage buttons that I have.
Much prettier than the pic...I like this one.

Bubble Button:

Biggest, Longest, Honkin' Bead I've ever made:
In my hand..woot diddy woot...


A few more from the last week:
Blue flower button:
Southwest Blues:
Devil's Tail pendant...HUH???
Where did that come from????

Busy Busy Beeeee..playing catch up ;-D

Here are a few select pieces from the last week:
Lacy Lavendar Flower pendant:
Silver Creek Ruffled bead:
Long Ruffled Bead - Purple Luster and Clear:
Funky Leaf Pendant:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday's Kiln Harvest

Still playing with Purple Luster...
just 'cause it's purple and luscious. ;-D
and sparklie stringers...'cause they are sparklie...K?
Purple Luster and Solara:

Sparklie Twistie on Silver Creek:

Purple Luster and Sparklies

Just started playing with Purple Luster
and have fallen head over heels in love with it.
Also, playing with an encasing technique that
shows much promise for me.
Here's two big honkers!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday Delights....

Various and sundry goodies made on Sunday....
My first attempt at a fumed rose marble:
Fumed Scrollwork on Black:
Sunflower bead:
Royal Lily Vessel:

I LOVE this bead so much....

....I wanted to be sure you saw both sides ;-D
CRACK....right down the middle.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Big Blue....

After messing around with kak all day yesterday,
I finally pulled off a nice big blue bead,
made with Spring Luster.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Picked these up today from torching last Friday

Quite a variety of wild stuff.
Here's the highlights.
Hood a little carried away with this one

Silver Creek over Clear...

where did the sparklies come from????Sweet Sweet Sweet lil' vessel...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Yesterday's harvest

Soooo, I make this bead see....
and it turns all baby poo color,
so I squish it and add dots....
now we have squished baby poo with dots.
This is where the kiln does it magic.
It came out kind of a cool ivory and is elegant.
With the right gems, this could be a lovely piece.Not a great marble, but I do think,
this might be the best little flower I've done to date.
Two views for your pleasure ;-D

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

From the Ocean to Christmas....

Made a new Ocean Lily vessel:Starting on the countdown to Ornies:

Monday, August 3, 2009

OH, I almost forgot to show you.... fortune cookie fortune, that I got on Friday.
It's quite deep ;-DDD

Inspiration and results pics

This is one of the two pics I took in Miami.
It was of a building that was right outside
the Gathering hotel. I manipulated it and
worked from this as inspiration for the vessel below.
Building pattern:

Inspired Vessel:

Gnarly Dude and Chickie Poo

This is how my crazy inspiration works...
gnarly organic pot bellied to
oooooh sweet pretty in 60 seconds flat ;-D