Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fresh Glass

Hollow lovelies

Hot out of the kiln from last weekend, I bring you some new glass beads.

My glass setup is in a little room off of our house that doesn't enjoy the benefit of heat or air conditioning, so working with glass is really, really unsuccessful in winter months.  The temperature difference between the torch and the air in the winter causes the glass rods to literally explode = not fun.   So one of the many welcome changes in spring is the re-opening of the glass setup.

Teal green bubbles

So I'm taking advantage of some nice spring weather and the couple hour naps the kiddo still takes in the afternoon and this was the net result.  I've got some ideas for earrings with the coral lined pink beads and I'm thinking of stringing these green hollows into a simple single strand... thoughts?

Coral lined pink solids

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Signs of Spring

We're finally feeling like spring in St. Louis. The zoysia is the only thing that isn't yet greening up, I made to commute to work this week without needing to don a wool coat and my girlfriend and I made our first Saturday morning trek to the farmers market.  And I think we came home with some of the best that this season has to offer.
Two springtime favorites

The daffodils are amazing, and they smell as good as they look.  And asparagus... I think I could eat it every day.  I'm never really mind winters but lots of family and friends have commented about how looooong this winter felt.  I actually hadn't minded it so much, but it felt so, so good today to feel spring coming on.

I'm off to plant the pansies and sweet peas that we bought too in hopes that we have a little garden for our girl to tend and this summer.  Enjoy your weekend! XO – Faye