Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cape Cod Style

So another Cape artist, Jeanmarie of Bass River Pottery, recommended I do something quintessentially Cape Cod.

So I commissioned a company, Soap Impressions, to make me a CC stamp that I could use for jewelry.

This is CIM glass in "Ogre", which has some color variations develop as it is worked. The earring backs I purchased as a lot from another jewelry. Opaque colors, particularly Dark Ivory give the best definition.

I'll be selling there at my HyArts shanty in Hyannis from 8/8 - 8/14 and again from 9/5 - 9/11.

See you at the beach.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

More Double Helix

More earring beads for the summer craft fair season - amazing sparkle

Glass is Thallos on  left and Triton on right, both under super clear

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Double Helix

I continue my slooooow exploration of some of the DH silver glass library. Below are some diamond shaped beads of heavily encased Thallos. Had no idea what to expect and actually expected something completely different. The DH actually looked reddish during the reduction phase so I was pleasantly surprised to find these coming out as a blue/green opal. Gorgeous!

Monday, February 22, 2016


Frantz Art Glass had a sale a couple of weeks ago and I picked up some Double Helix Helios. WOW. What a great color. When flashed it turns a lovely golden shade. It's quickly replacing Aurae as my favorite DH accent glass. Here are some sample pieces:

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


We contracted a local company to repaint the parlor.

You may remember it looked like this.....

And now it looks like this.....

I'm utilizing the Cottage Collection by Behr for my color palette. The parlor paint is "Candlewick" with "Garden Rose White" as the trim color. Quite different from our old house which demanded bright clear colors; this house, with it's old Queen Anne styling, needs a softer touch.

You can find the color palette here.

Monday, November 23, 2015

New Digs, New Life

So the big move has been made - we are official Massachusetts residents.

Our historic house in Hyannis is a gracious Queen Anne in a complete state of disrepair. It will take us years to put it right.


And when I say disrepair....I mean it.

Thank heavens THAT'S gone.

We celebrated out first Halloween and now will have Thanksgiving as well. Next summer we hope to have a houseful of guests who love the beach.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Big Move

We are now located on Cape Cod, specifically Hyannis. Woo hoo! As the studio gets set up, I'll update.