Classes with Samma

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lisa Atchison - Change of Seasons

One of my true joys this summer has been being able to torch often with Lisa Atchison. If you have never seen one of her beads in person...they are sheer perfection.

Me being a person that ONLY LOVES summer, I can actually appreciate the change of seasons thru Lisa's beads. Follow her blog here and be sure to watch her Etsy store...they go quick...grab them while you can ;-D

When looking into the sky and seeing the constellations,
you know that the seasons are about to change.
Here's Gemini:

Spring - Little Crocus popping thru the spring blades

Summer - Hot bubble from the it!

Blazing Hot Fall Colors

Harvest Moon: How Romantic

Winter White - I could even stand winter

if it were this beautiful ;-D

Monday, October 12, 2009

New stoppers

Not being one to toot my own horn much..
tooot toooot....I dig these!!!
Sorry, I just had to....just a little, forgive me ;-D
3 Stoppers

Vortex Stopper

Flower Stopper

Wedding stopper

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wine Stopper

This is my first of many attempts at a wine bottle stopper. How fun!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another MIB and some shells

Had to try another fumed marble and
then practice some shells.
Got a new experimental color peachy purple...


Friday, October 9, 2009

Playing with fuming

Tried my first fumed marble...another in the kiln now.
How fun. I think I might have distracted this one with dichro,
but what isn't better with dichro, right?
View one:
View two:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Dancin'...

The great news is once you get the sweet spot on one of the raku, chalcedony types got it on all or many of them. Here's my happy harvest.
Here's the group shot for those who
don't want to suffer thru each individual pic.

Chalcedony with frit:
Chalcedony with green sparklies:
Raku with frit:

Straight Chalcedony:

Straight Magic:
Magic with frit:
Multi with frit:
Straight Multi:

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ya' know...I've been thinkin......

Last night, I finally got the sweet spot on the Chalcedony and that the same sweet spot for Raku and Iris Green???? Well, guess is!!! Here are the results of an experiments. 3 Beads...on of each color worked the same way.
Middle: Iris Green
Right: Raku

Chalcedony Bead:

Iris Green Bead:
Raku Bead:
Just an odd pretty -
Iris Green with Fuscia Frit

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Making friends with....

Chalcedony. We're starting to see things
the same way...just a bit ;-D
Northern Lights:
Strange little twisting bead...
not sure what's up with this one????