Thursday, December 31, 2009


As 2009 comes to a close, I'd like to wish you and yours all the best for the coming year! May the new decade bring you much joy, happiness and glassy goodness!! Thank you so much for all your support in the past several years....I never knew this hobby would take off the way that it has, and it is all due to you! I appreciate you all so much and wish you well on your own glass journeys!
With love, nagi

Saturday, December 19, 2009

2 more weeks til the drawing!!!

If you donate art, beads or money to Beads of Courage between November and December of this year, let me know and I will enter you in a drawing for some cool prizes!!
Just 2 weeks left! BoC will even take manufactured beads as well, so get those sparklies in the mail!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Bullseye flower hearts

Continuing the experimentation with sculpture on beads, I am focusing on flower hearts. The flowers are 3 -D elements over the hearts...they are fun to make!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bullseye and experimentation

I am trying a few new things this month....big holed beads, sculptural beads and some tests for juzu beads. Here are some of my results. The glass is Bullseye. The dichroic beads are both Bullseye and COE 104.

Monday, November 30, 2009


A new hobby is on the horizon....I was inspired to try my hand at felting after I purchased an incredible felt scarf from Lori Lochner....My friend Elizabeth gave me some starter tools and wool to try out and wow is it ever fun! I ran out to Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica to get more wool but had to go online to get a good variety of colors. Of course, I decided to make flowers and I found this hobby quite are my first attempts....
I didn't have a good range of colors so I improvised and felted together some yarn and yarn threads as is so much fun and there is no sewing involved! :-D
Now I want to try and incorporate glass and silver to see what I cna come up with...lots of fun ahead!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Beads of Courage Challenge/Game

Well, technically, I never know what to call these things--games, contests....but by any name, this is my way of encouraging you to help some kids and have some fun at the same time. Beads of Courage is a great organization that helps kids with cancer cope with their treatments. Each time a child finishes a treatment, they get to pick a bead to add to their treatment necklace. I am challenging you to donate beads or other artwork to Beads of Courage through the end of the year. Beads of Courage will accept any artwork they can sell in their gift shop( I sent them marbles and pendants), so even if you do not make beads, please consider donating an artpiece. In return, I will enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win some prizes. Just let me know what and when you have donated and I will add your name. Honor system, please.
Personally, I have decided to donate all the glass work I make(of course except pre-promised work) for the month of November to Beads of Courage.
IN a short while I will post some of the prizes that will be offered in this contest....since there are non--glass people entering as well, there will be non-glass related prizes. Please specify if you want to be included in the glass or non glass or either category. thanks!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy 80th Birthday to my Dad

Dear Dad-
I want to wish you a very happy 80th Birthday and take the time to tell you just how much you mean to me. You have sacrificed so much and worked so hard to help me(and my sisters) get to where we are today. We are the people we are because of you(and Mom). Thank you. I will never forget the times you came home from work, so exhausted you couldn't stand up. As I watched you lie on the floor in pain, your back in knots, I vowed to work harder and be a better person. And even with all that pain, pressure from work and stress, you never complained. You always greeted us cheerfully and asked us how our day was. With your busy schedule, you were gone before we woke and came home late, yet always found time to be with us(and sometimes make sure we were doing our homework :-P).
You are an amazing leader and the calm in the eye of the storm. Whenever I have a problem, I know I can turn to you for excellent advice. When I feel I can't go any further, you are always there to tell me how to push through my barriers and continue forward. Your words of encouragement and acts of 'gaman'(endurance) inspire me and help drive me to achieve and persevere. It's not just in our daily life, but in emergency situations.... I remember when we had the brush fires that came close to the house. We were all in a panic and then you came home and told us to calm down. You asked Mom to make dinner then proceeded to take a bath and relax, just as if it was a regular day. Sure enough, the fires never got close and all went well. Your attitude in emergency situations is to be admired. Even in the big earthquake back in '71, which was incredibly scary, you and Mom were prepared for evacuation within minutes. I remember running over to my goldfish bowl and hugging it to try and keep my goldfish safe. You said that was good and advised me to keep all the doors open so if there was an aftershock I would not be trapped. No matter what happened, I always felt safe because you were there. You always had an answer for everything and gave incredibly good advice(maybe I should have listened to your advice more!) and was understanding even when I didn't listen to you or take your advice. Your patience knows no bounds--remember when you tried to teach me to drive standard?I got stuck at the stop light on Meats and it was half way up the hill. I kept starting and stopping the car so many times because I let the clutch out too soon and couldn't get the timing right. You got so sick and had to lay in bed for the entire rest of the day but encouraged me to keep practicing and work on timing. Thanks Dad--I really appreciate the time and effort you put into me.
On the flip side, you have a great sense of humor well hidden in your stoic outer self. Once, when we were kids, it was raining and Leslie and I were kinda sad that we couldn't play. You came over and did the batchi dance as a gnome. You made us laugh so hard we forgot all our sadness. When I close my eyes I can see that day as if it just happened, and when life gets sad, I think of that time and I am instantly happy again. So many times you played practical jokes--some that really scared me but all with a sense of humor upon which I look back with such fondness. The time Leslie and I were watching a scary TV show where this lady opened her drapes and there was a dead body hanging in the window. We screamed and you laughed and said that wasn't scary. Then the next day I was getting ready for school and opened the drapes and you were pretend hanging there just like the guy in the show. I screamed so loud and we both busted out laughing so hard it was truly awesome. I will always cherish that moment. That and the popping out of closets and ninja tactics that you liked so much. You scared me so bad once I fell over unable to stand! I think I like practical jokes so much because of you. I also love the block strike games you played with me, Leslie and sometimes Sandra. This game is still my favorite game of all and whenever I have the opportunity to play it, I think of it fondly as if I am 7 years old trying to find an opening to strike you. Some of the advice you gave me then I am finding I still need to work on now. Especially leaving my head open because I don't use my guard hand. And that leads us to those crazy feats of physical power. I have yet to meet another person whose dad would jump off the roof and land unharmed. Who can catch a rattlesnake and bring it home to his kids, or do any number of things you do with ease and aplomb. You used to say you were superman and I really did think you were. Now I know you really are a super man. You are truly one of a kind.
Your schedule was always so busy but when it cleared, you would take us fishing. These were my favorite jaunts. Mom would make a nigiri bento and we would wake up at some ungodly hours like 3am. We would get out there, be it at the pier or at a stream, and you would set everything up for us and we would fish. Most times we didn't catch anything, but it was fun just to be out there together. I still enjoy fishing today, even though I don't go as often as I would like . Being near the ocean or a stream reminds me of those times. I think that exploring nature affinity for the outdoors and nature has rubbed off on me and I long to go on the adventures I imagined as a child. Maybe fulfilling, in part, the side of you that you never got to experience because you had us. And that gets us to your commitment and drive. I wish I had one tenth of the iron will power you have. Your ability to over come any hardship and attain any goal is amazing. I don't know where half that power comes from, but I am amazed and in awe of it. There are very few people in this world that have this inner strength tied in with gentle compassion for everyone. I have seen you be so compassionate to people you don't even know. You would go out of your way to help someone even if it had no benefit to you. You have an amazing capacity for putting yourself in other people's shoes and helping people when they need help. Sometimes to your own detriment, as Mom often says. But that is a very beautiful quality and I strive to achieve a nuturing kindness and altruism that I find in you. Thank you so much for the gift of your compassion.
Dad- I think I could keep going on but you know how I feel even if we don't talk much. Your love is in everything you do and have done for us. Thank you so much. I love you more than I can even say. Your name, Hideyo, means hero or conqueror of the world and you joke that your dad gave you too powerful a name. I disagree with that, for you are the hero of my world and the world of everyone you touch. Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful life full of more happiness than any one person could ask for. I am truly and humbly grateful that I was born to this family and have the opportunity to call you Dad. So thank you Dad, and Happy Birthday. I wish you many many more years of joy on par with the joy you give.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

A quick wish for a very Happy Halloween to you all! I hope the beginning of the holiday season sees you happy and healthy! And here's to wishing the economy picks up soon.

Best wishes for a successful season to all you glassy peeps out there! Love and luck to you all!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A wonderful quote

I am addicted to Facebook and here is one of the reasons why....a quote that was posted by Katie Elrod(thanks Katie!):

You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life ......and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever. -- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

The older I get, the more I can appreciate this message. If you have hopes and dreams, don't just wish for them, find a way to make them come true! We only live once so make it count! Have fun and don't get caught up in the "have to's" and "shoulds"!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just an FYI

I haven't posted of late because it has been so busy and my life is full of schtuff. Kung Fu being one of the bigger parts of it! I'm having a blast!
I'm also working on getting back into actually drawing by hand(no control z button!) and possibly start up painting again. I am not sure about the later half, I think I have to sneak up on it. Those of you who are artists understand just how hard creating something is. It can be so painful and yet something you can't live without. I think I transferred that energy somewhat into photography--much easier and less painful. Much less frustrating too--you can capture movement and emotion quickly and there is no pondering or noodling. You either have the shot or you don't--no cheating or guessing. I recently found a site where people of Wing Chun skills get together and actually fight--not tournament style, but actual no holds barred survival fighting. I have been pondering this alot, but I am interested in sketching and photographing these fights if they will allow it. I am so intrigued by the fight spirit and the individual--what makes a fighter and what is that elusive quality within each fighter that makes them special? There are alot of technical issues I need to address(my equipment is now outdated and I am sure there are faster cameras available). Lighting--I am sure the area will not be properly lit--am I to make workable photos or just reference photos? Will they fight naturally with a camera pointed at them?
Anyhoo, it is an idea that keeps growing and growing and I have to decide whether to follow it to its end or go in another direction....
so, alot of thinking involved...
that's where I am today.
And where does glass come in? I am writing another article which should be in print early next year. I am still trying to figure out a way to incorporate Kung Fu and glass together so I can do both at the same time. That's it for now--time to get back to it!
Love to you all and best wishes on your own art journeys!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Some doodles....

Not glass related, but I did some doodles recently and wanted to post them. I am starting a sketchbook of actual hand drawn drawings(no Cintiq--gasp!) and maybe when I have some time I will scan some of them in so you can peek. I am so out of practice, but am having some good fun. It's been a while and I am finding it all very refreshing. I think I needed this.....
Oh, and yeah, they are mostly kung fu related....I know, I am obsessed.....well, but these are not....the top pic is a study for an assassin girl...I was thinking of doing a comic, but not sure if I have the stamina to do one....maybe it will just remain a doodle.....who knows....I am ADD girl..too many things I want to do!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sarah Hornik class!!!

I was able to take a couple of Sarah Hornik classes this past weekend and they totally rocked! Casey came back into town so that was an added treat! If you have a chance, you should take Sarah's class--she is a great teacher and wonderful artist!
Here are a couple of beads I made after taking her class. They are inspired by her Barbie Bling beads. I got the Dichro from The Mandrel and this dichro is really nice--it doesn't burn!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

8-9-3 Jack Hsu and his amazing graphic novel debut!

I have the privilege of working with Jack Hsu and am so very happy to see this review/preview of his work 8-9-3! He has been working on this book for years and the amount of research he put into it is astounding. So much accuracy in the history and culture of the Japanese underworld. And, the story is great--this book reads like a movie and I wouldn't be surprised if it make it to the silver screen one day.
Congratulations Jack, on your award, this review and the completion of your amazing book! Best Wishes for continued success!! You deserve it!!

Diamond Publishing Preview

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I can't take it anymore!! I want to show off a horse head I did with Momka's new silver experimental. It is purple purple! So I won't use the photo I used for the ad, but a photo from the without further he is! The body is clear encased Momka's silver experimental and the mane is Momka's Thunder Sparkle that was not struck so as to keep it dark.
I am going up north and begging Momka to sell me as much as I can afford of this color. Peeps, don't beat me to the punch!!

Seattle in a week!

Next week I will be on a plane to visit Seattle with my friend Casey! We are going to have a blast!!! Double Helix, Momka, Gaffer, Hot Glass Color and Supply are a few places that are on the list!!! Can you say the poor house it will be for the both of us?!! Then Hubby is going to join us and Casey will go home to Colorado, and Hubs and I will make the trek up to Vancouver to see my uncle. Then it is back to Seattle to do some serious seafood eating and sightseeing. I can't wait. I have a ton of work I need to get through before all this can happen and I am working on getting through this week!!!
I am also looking into some serious eating establishments here to take Casey for sure is Sweet Lady Jane' awesome bakery. All natural ingredients--beautifully decorated. Then there is a toss up... La Brea Bakery and Campanile, The Little Door, Comme Ca, Chaya, Taste, Massimo's, XIV? I dunno, could be fun to try these, or the good NoHo standbys, D'Cache or Ca' Del'll kick off the fun!
But first-I need to dig through this giant mountain of work!!

Monday, May 4, 2009


It was easy and now I have a brand new more powerful gallery too. It will take me some time to get the gallery to where it was, but I am ecstatic. Customer support was insane. Within a minute of clicking the submit button, I got a phonecall. Unbelievable. Everything was one click easy.
YAY! and YAY!!!
I was sick all day and feeling poopy, but this made me smile. Wish everything could be so simple!!

GoodBye IPower!!!

Well, if all goes well, within the next 48 hours I will have a new website provider. A better, faster, stronger one. Thank heavens!! This past year has been a rough one and I think more than a few grey hairs can be attributed to my interactions with IPower. After much research, I came to try InMotion Hosting. They offer many things that I like, and we shall see in the coming months how things go. This will also be a spring board for me to revamp the ailing website. There are many tools that are now at my fingertips and it's exciting to know that I'm not going to be charged extra. Exciting times ahead!
And of course, as soon as I notified them of my change to InMotion, they cut off my gallery page. Thanks IPower! Yet another reason to run away from ya!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Art and the Body

For the longest time, I thought that as an artist, all I needed was a strong mind, a good eye and good hand- eye coordination. Body? As long as it was alive and could move my hand, I didn't give it much thought..... it was there but it was just THERE if you know what I mean. It was the reject child of my life that brought me nothing but disappointment. In art, I could be totally free and powerful. I could communicate ideas and thoughts that I could not articulate in real life. I could secretly nurture my hurt and protect myself from pain. And, I could go on adventures and do the things I knew I could not do in real life. But anyway, I digress. Back to this artist's body.... Most of us artists have spent countless hours behind the desk or at the torch, studying to get the skills and technique of our craft down. We live on caffeine and fast food....anything that will not take time away from our precious studies. Where does that leave our bodies? At the bottom of the 'to do' list. How did I feel? Like my body looked—terrible. At 42, I felt my life should be over. I was in a lot of pain, chronically tired (anyone who remembers me from back then will remember just how exhausted I was) and sick, sick, sick all the time. I think at one point I was sick every 6 weeks. I secretly wondered if this was all there was to life. I decided I had to do something to turn things around, but I didn't think it was possible. I felt lost. That is when a friend introduced me to my now trainer, Alona(thank you Dana!). With her help, I started on the path to rediscovering my body and learning that it is possible to have a healthy body if I give it the same love and attention I give my art. Now, at age 45, I feel like I did when I was in my 20's. That feeling of mortality has slowly shifted away. I am Alive. But what does a healthy body have to do with art?
I am learning, kicking and screaming(yes, it is emotionally not easy to come to grips with!), that I need to have a healthy and fit body to do good and happy art. Feeling alive and vibrant pushes you to take more chances. It clears the mind and allows space for true freedom. And only being sick about once a year ain't bad either. All this sounds like a given, doesn't it? What was the old saying? Sound Body Sound Mind? Well, there is a difference between knowing it, and experiencing it. And that is just it. Knowledge stays in the brain, but understanding goes through every cell.
And here, we arrive at M11. This work deals with physical and mental healing through dynamic flexibility. We learn to move our bodies in ways that we never have before, to open up the body's natural healing response. At first, it seems too simple to believe, but like art, the more you learn, the more you realize there is a lot of complexity behind that simplicity. What is this natural healing response? The body, through blood, nourishes and replenishes itself constantly. If there is an infection or wound, white blood cells aggregate to protect and heal. The more blood flows through an area, the quicker toxins are removed, cells are nourished and the faster everything returns to homeostasis. As we age or are injured, we avoid painful movement. The more we do this, the stiffer we get. Less blood flows through these areas and we lose function. Leonardo Da Vinci touched on this notion in his notebook, he writes:
“The body of anything whatsoever that receives nourishment continually dies and is continually renewed. For the nourishment cannot enter except in those places where the preceding nourishment is exhausted, and if it is exhausted, it no longer has life. Unless therefore, you supply nourishment equivalent to that which has departed, the life fails in its vigour; and if you deprive it of this nourishment, the life is completely destroyed. But if you supply it day by day, then it renews its life just as much as it is consumed.......”
Of course, we learned this to be true in science class, but once again, this very simple statement belies the complexity of what actually is happening in our bodies. We don't understand our physical body(or the universe) as much as we would like to. We can, through experimentation, come up with hypotheses as to the nature of an ailment and find a good solution, but the human mind has a flaw—it naturally orders and compartmentalizes things. We think linearly—this action sets off this reaction and that reaction sets off yet another. But Mother Nature works on so many levels that we cannot even comprehend. We cannot see into the multiplicitous activities of the body. With this Dynamic Flexibility class, we learn to go back and trust our bodies and allow them to do what they were meant to do.Heal on all levels. It seems easy but is very hard to do. You have to let your brain stop trying to take control.
I do the work--it's been week 10 now--and physically here is what I am noticing:Sore back, gone. Shoulder pain, gone. I still have pain in my neck, due to chronic usage, but the flare ups I get have lessened to the point where I am healed overnight. I am a bit surprised to find that the nerve damage from my horseback riding fall is starting to dissipate—I mean, I have had this numbness for well over 10 years—how could it be going away? Pretty amazing. Mentally,I still resist much of it, I think because I hate being weak and it is like someone poking a finger on your weak spot continually over and over. All you want to do is karate chop that finger away and hide but in reality, the only way to stop the pain and frustration is to go through it and come out the other end. There is a lot of stuff I know I have to deal with, but I am fighting it tooth and nail. I don't know if mentally I can overcome things, but I am physically doing the work and I hope that my mind will follow. It's a strange thing to do for people who are used to leading with the mind first.
There's so much more to it, but really, it cannot be explained. It has to be experienced. I'm just a beginner in this work and there is a long road ahead. Will I be able to continue and progress? I don't know. It's scary territory. All these emotions come up and I don't know what I am doing. But I do know one thing. It is slowly freeing me of the mental oppression I felt doing my artwork. I cannot explain it. I stopped painting 5 years ago because it caused too much mental anguish. I would approach that empty canvas with dread and every brushstroke was pain. I won't go into it here because it's too personal, but it's enough to say that I almost gave away my beloved easel. And yesterday, for the first time in over 10 years, I did a life drawing and felt for the first time in five years, the urge to paint. So yes, in a way I cannot explain, the health of my physical body is healing my mind and that is why having a healthy body is so important to good art. Okay, I have to stop writing because this is too much for a Sunday morning.....but I will continue my reports here and there. I wish you all the very best in your artistic journey and may you all find what you are looking for.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Figure study

The torso is Loki's Lipstick...with clear core ....Using contrapossto....getting in the mood for something larger....

Monday, March 23, 2009

Loki's Lipstick

One word: LOVE.

Round Three--Viperfish

I had another go with the viperfish.....This Glow Glass is alot of fun--the glow is fairly powerful--more so than the powders--it just tells me that I wasn't mixing the concentration high enough....Thre was some encasement issue that I need to go and explore. But this is a fun glass and has lots of potential--much easier to incorporate into the workflow!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Glow Glass!

Joe Imler of Glow Glass has teamed up with Origins Glass to create a wonderful new product--Glow Glass borosilicate bars.

So far, the glow is pretty nice on these bars. It does better when on the surface, but will give a nice glow even when encased. Don't thin it out too much or the glow will be diminished. It's fun stuff!
Here is an attempt at a viper fish...I used both the green and the aqua on him....the head popped off, but I am going to give it a go again and also add some glow detail to the fins....
lots of fun ahead!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Harkening back to my days of elementary school when I was obsessed with Przewalski's horse... and the Greek style horses...the clipped mane and thick neck features...
This bead is about an inch and a half tall from tip of the ear to bottom of the neck....made of Effetre Dark Silver Plum.

Quick Sketch

In drawing there is the quick sketch--this is the glass equivalent...just trying to capture gesture, not detail....
This is Momka's Yellow Pearl.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Second Try....

A bit better results today....I think the jaw muscle ended up being too small, but oh well...there is always next time. I really like the new Momka's color Aurora's an Amber Purple with lots of sparkle in it. When held up to the light, the burgundy of this color really shows up and it is beautiful. The image on the left shows the side I reduced--more greens and opaques. The image on the right was worked normally and shown in indirect sunlight to showcase the burgundy tones.
While I was warming up to get ready to make the horse head, I thought I would practice my marbles and made Cosmic Ruby....a dichroic galaxy center with backing of sparkling ruby. Lots of fun...Unfortunately I forgot to wear my full helmet instead of my half helmet so I have a bit of a sunburned(or technically a torchburned) face....ouch!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Back to Basics

I have been getting the sculpting bug again but boy can it be frustrating at times. Sometimes things work out and the glass flows nicely and other times you feel like you are fighting the whole way. I've been playing a bit with COE it is's much easier to sculpt in boro. I did figure out about how long I can get away with moving the glass before the dreaded 'tink' ....
I did my first male sculpture and wouldn't you know, I forgot to pull some stringer for the detail(ehem).....the only stringer I had was a DH odd lot. Then I put it in the kiln only it was set at boro for 4 hours....(why do I not think of these things sometimes?). So I figure, oh well, he will be a blob, but I will learn from it. Pull him out of the kiln today and he had become a nice blob of ochre except for his privates, which struck to a very dark burgundy purple! Nothing like cracking yourself up when you open the kiln! LOL!!!
Next was my horse head sculpture. I haven't done it in a while so I thought I would pick it up again.....well, of course I did not pull any stringer for detail AGAIN(talk about not being prepared!) so he had to settle for being blobby too. Over all, I think I am out of practice. The only angle I am happy with is the one I am posting....
Note to self....if you are going to do sculpture, prep first! Otherwise, be prepared to laugh in the morning!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Crystalflipz Dichroic Stringer

I have been using these amazing stringers for a while now and I have to say they are one of the most useful innovations for COE 104 glass. No longer is dichroic a pain! These stringers are so easy to use, do not burn out and last a long time. Since they are stringers, they can be used like traditional stringers--on the surface, in a twist, dot or wherever you want to have a spot of sparkle. My favorite colors are the Magenta Gold and Bright Gold stringer, but all the colors are lovely. She is also concocting new variations. I just tested some rubino and murrini stringer that are out of this world. I can't wait to get my hands on more of them!

There are different sizes of sparkle, from fine(gives a subtle sheen) to large speckled for an almost glitter effect. She takes special orders but has regular colors listed in her Etsy store.
I've still yet to discover all the possibilities with this stringer, but I know I am going to have alot of fun along the way!

The beads above have red stringer with gold dichroic--a beautiful way to shimmer. Also, it's hard to see, but the flower has rubino with Magenta sparkle in it. I love the icicle effect of this stringer when overlapped one over the other on the goes so well with silver glass too!
the bead on the left below has gold stringer over the orange for a subtle glitter. The bead on the right I used the stringer to twist the glass. It leaves a gorgeous sparkle filled dot!

Monday, March 2, 2009

DoubleHelix and Trautman Art Glass color fun!!

I had some time to play this weekend so I thought I would play...
Double Helix had a new Odd Lot--T-256....similar to T-265 but more opaque. A bit tricky to play with at first until you figure out what to look for. This is one of those colors that can strike even under clear encasement. Watch the timing!
I haven't played with Trautman Art Glass in a long time. I thought I would try a color that I bought but never got around to--Transcendental. Jenny had sent me a bonus rod of Blue Transcendental so I tried a bit and really liked it. Not wanting to waste my only rod, I pulled out the Transcendental stock rods I had and wonderfully, they worked up the same. I love this color!! Lots of gorgeous pinks and wispy blues. It needs a different treatment than normal(well, at least for me it did) but once you figure it out, it is easy to get the colors to bloom. I was supposed to make some other beads for a prototype I am working on but got caught up in this color and spent the rest of the evening making Transcendental beads!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Valentine's Day Tiki

Hubby shocked and amazed me with a wonderful Valentine's Day gift! A tiki powder coated in my favorite Candy Apple red! It's got gorgeous sparkles in it, but it was impossible to photograph.
Anyhoo, I am in heaven and soooo very proud of the Hubs too...Thank you so much Hubby for making my life so very wonderful! You are my gift and I need nothing else(but I will happily accept powder coated tikis!!)....thank you thank you!!!