7.18.2018 - Just Enough

It's summertime in Texas... and like much of the country - it's unmercifully hot.  So hot, in fact, that even the idea of wearing a necklace seems too hot.  (did I just say that?)...  I was photographing some items today - and in an unedited photo, felt that this embodied the sigh of relief I feel when I come inside to the air conditioning...   So minimalism is here again... just a hint of color - a hint of the unusual - and that's enough.  

I have a new small series coming out that is just that - a small swingy pendant that can be strung onto any light chain or cord and it's just enough. 

I've been toying with the idea of splashing some items around in the Facebook sales groups - and also - here... if I miss a week here and there - I'm trying to find my equilibrium... please bear with me.
Change is often difficult, as we ARE creatures of habit.


Thank you Louise for your wonderful insight - I agree with what you said, and am working to implement changes.    I am always open to suggestions for things you would like to see, or such - just send me an email.  Happy Wednesday - smiles, Jill

6.27.2018 - Spots and Dots & an UPDATE!

OMG... I decided that I would rally and have an update after all.... all the sets are $89, with one at $40.  They're mighty pretty.  Here's a sampling of the evidence... and there are a few more!!


Summertime sizzle has hit.  I'm taking this week off - I happily spent time at the torch this week, and made a random assortment - but not complete enough to be brought here.  SO... today - 

We admire this beauty roaming the neighborhood... have you EVER seen a kitty like this - housecat size?? She lives by my folks and is seen frequently out and about just doing her thing.
enjoy your day - smiles - Jill


6.13.2018 - Synapses....

I have more beads to add to my update page, but ran out of time tonight... I'll continue to add them - so maybe tomorrow you can come back and see the rest.  

I spent some time this weekend tromping around Driftwood and Wimberley Tx... this picture just seemed to embody the feeling of summertime - but also reminded me of a series of beads called Synapse... I'll see if I can locate an image - and see what you think.


The photo is taken as I hovered over a swimming pool... thinking I have to watch myself - and not fall in with my phone in hand!!

It's been super hot here - and summertime isn't even officially here.  Nonetheless... I torch at the beginning of each week and usually have more items than I post here... but I will endeavor to be better.  

I WILL do better.  Smiles and miles of sunshine - Jill

Well, there were other images... so, I'll continue to share.

 No matter how many of these I see... they always look other-worldly!

No matter how many of these I see... they always look other-worldly!


Century Plant - AKA - Agave Americana - This monster is huge... towering above me... it sprouts from the thorny base - and looks like a huge and singular piece of asparagus...  it sprouts the top - they bloom into a fuzzy mass... then it dies in a blaze of glory.

6.6.2018 - sigh... : )

 Imagine my pleasure when I spotted this wonderful door in old west Austin...  The lines are so beautiful it just needed to be photographed... 

I've not translated it into glass yet, but - I am fitfully aware of how wonderful it is... so maybe soon.  


Designs on hot glass aren't stiff and rigid... they're fluid and full of motion - because that's the state of the glass.... 

...the thin stringers of glass lay down onto the base bead and I hold my breath as the curve is formed... then the coil... then *snap* goes the stringer - sealing the end, and I can breathe.  Smiles - Jill


5.23.2018 - Pretty Posing

So this week, while I'm almost cured of making only earrings - it's more about pretty posing bead pictures & my extended stay in rich opaque colored glass - is there ever a happy medium?  Update tonight at 9pm Eastern time...these are a few of the candidates ; ) Jill