Powder on Fiber paper - capped

I capped it - now I  want to do a background ?  

next ones I'll put powder between the puddles andsee how that works out

Pretty darn happy about this one

Now to repeat and hope to get same results

Dragon Eyes - yet again

The three for today

and played with powder frit - needed to try again to get the puddles - starting to get it 


I have the 7 below  one at the house and 3 in the kiln only need 1 more to make an even dozen for the week -  want to make about 25 in total 

Yet More Dragon Eyes

Trying to keep to the schedule of doing 2 per night -  I did three last night

The first I did as traditional

then  I had drawn something and tried to make similar -  more of a fan effect over the lid

Its not exactly what I wanted - will need more work but they look ok for eyes

the holes as I mentioned are for a crystal to hang from the corner of the eye like a tear

Dragon Eyes

More Dragon eyes - I promised myself to do two a night minimum till all the irises are used up - which I hope to do by the weekend so I can make some more

HOT Weekend

Was totally hot this weekend - but stayed close to the pool-  My grandaughters 6th birthday to attend on Saturday - so that was  a busy day - ending in jumping in the pool.

Sunday monrning - put away a lot of stuff I pulledout for the show last week - cleaning up and finding my work benches and sorting through some things - hot hot hot in the studio -  but kept at it with one break to  the pool

Sat down and made one dragon eye - still on the mandrel this morning

 then wanted  to make more irises but searched and searched for my paints -  DUH - I had not brought them up from the house since winter storage.

Sat down and make some Irises so I can make more dragon eyes this week
took them out of the kiln this morning (turned them over to see the results -  
note that not all are perfetcly round - long as they are close - they melt anyway 


Had a great show weekend - the temp was high and sun was hot hot hot
Stifling heat on both Saturday and Sunday - tent or not - no wind - was extremely hot
But a good weekend - no rain

I started out with my stuff as usually on the table with two corner grids
was ok but I still had not put out the braclets  properly 
they were all in the basket at bottom of the one grid system 
so then I added a small table I had to display the bracelets (in the boxes) 
still did not like it 

so by the afternoon - I opened the one corner of the grid and brought the table inside the tent (so the sun could not heat up the metal - hard to touch when hot) 
looked better 
the next day I added one more grid system and spread out the hearts and dichro better - liked this the best - in fact will add three more to take to end and corner  
then on other side I did same with main table 
the items in the slanted display and the other copper pendants will be on cards next 
the bracelets still not happy with display and I still had one table up so I moved the fish to their own table by end of day but I decided that I want no tables other than my packing /pay table (small)  and a full U shaped grid system with a shelf to display the necklaces on will be more effective to show everything - so I still have to come up with something for the cuffs to display from the grid system (and that I have in mind) I ran out of hooks so I could only display with more than one on each hook for some items 
but all in all a good show to help me figure out my display system 

Not enough hours in the day !!! to play

too busy at work - too busy with other personal things - such as my granddaughters 14th birthday  party over the weekend - seemed to last forever
shop on Friday (my 1st vacation day )  came back to put together more items for my show - ran out of card stock - so that was put on hold
cleaning and cutting grass - seemed to last forever
early mornings  - t the party - 8 kids mostly 14 years old - they swam and had dinner - played around and then 4 of them slept over in the camper (and got eaten by mosquitoes) they came back into the house at 4:30 am   (dog did not bark)  and then again at 5:30  - dog barked his head off -  I got up as they wanted to go swimming and I dont like not being awake and watching the pool-   at 8am I went to the studio till about 10:30  (when we scheduled the big breakfast )

I did get a couple things done I wanted
the proper sets of pink earrings to match the pendants  (7 pair - not bad )

5 small turtles

4 large turtles

1 eye (which I'm not that happy with ) but its an eye

 if you wonder about the hole at the corner of the eye - I am working a teardrop into it

I put together some amphora faces as necklaces on cards (before I ran out) still need more

I still have lots of dicro to redo and put on cards, plus make up another bubble necklace before Saturday
It already Monday and I am choosing  a pedicure over racing home - but I did pick up cardstock !!!
at Michaels at lunch


The winner of the June Give-A-Way is Daryl Adams   of Adams Handcrafted Jewelery - check out his blog -he does some great wire wrapping

I have contacted him through his blog but just in case - Daryl email me with your mailing address and I will send out your prize !

Congratulations and thank you all for entering -  A new give-a-way for  July will be up shortly