Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Life is Good

Well I'm so excited my online business is picking up. I think more people are buying handmade and I'm so happy. I love handmade and have always made stuff since I was a little girl. Here is a new set of beads from me. This was a custom order for a customer and they were fun to make. My customer makes beautiful jewelry that she sells on Artfire and Etsy.

Friday, April 17, 2009

I Love Artfire

Well I really like this site, it has the nicest people and the coolest items for sale.

There are some really creative people there.
Here is something new I made and listed on Artfire fun cupcake beads. I think these would make a really cute bracelet and earrings.

Also is the Crazy Train today so go check out her stuff.

~~~Peace and Bead Creative~~~

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

At The Torch

Here I am hard at work at my torch.

Yes I really do make those beads.

How you say!

Well I have an oxygen propane torch and kiln and some glass.

The glass comes in rods already the color you need, you can mix your own colors but I never seem to get the same color each time.

The beads are shaped by gravity or beads presses whatever you like. Sometimes a shape you didnt try to make.

After your bead is how you like it you put it into a hot kiln temperature depends on the glass you are using. The beads anneal or slowly cool in the kiln for quite a few hours.

Then after the kiln is cooled down you take the beads out and soak them in water to loosen the bead release. Then you take them off the mandrel and clean with an electric dremel .

Then you admire your beads and hope the kiln gods were good to you.
Oh and also you hope they sell.

..~~~Peace and Have a Great Day~~~..

Friday, April 3, 2009

Spotlight Pirate Pixie

So today I introduce you to another artist from artfire. Her name is pirate pixie and she makes beautiful crocheted hats and hand warmers among many things.
Here is one of my favorites
Please take some time today and look at her beautiful work and mine too while you are at it.
Have a great day

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Rapid Cart

I added the feature of Rapid Cart to my blog today. Now you can purchase right from here without signing up on any site but I do recommend Artfire. I love that site for really amazing handmade artwork. There are some really nice people there with lots of good info.

Now off to create today.