The joy of the mountains on an October day.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
William Holland School of Lapidary Arts is located in North Georgia in Young Harris about two hours from Asheville, North Carolina. Classes begin after dinner on Sunday evenings. I was enrolled in Glass Fusing II with Julia Larson from Huntington Street Art Glass Design in Florida. I was one of six students in the class. Sunday night we started layering our layered pendants which were immediately put in the kiln to be fired. This was a three firing process.
We used mica to make a paste which had to dry at least 24 hours. It was then punched out. We placed the punched mica onto a base layer of glass add a clear top. All my mica pieces had bubbles in them except one. We also learned how to pop the bubbles.
They serve a very delicious three meals a day with tea, coffee, ice water, and ice available 24 hours.
I'll be back next year for another class. Julia Larson will again be teaching glass fusing but doing different class projects. Thank you Julia and William Holland for an amazing creative week!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
There were 302 pages in this book.
If you have an appointment and you know you will be waiting for awhile, take along a used book and create your own altered book. Make up your own folds or cut the pages. Have fun!
Monday, September 8, 2014
The mountains are a luscious green upon green here. Yet, the evening before the Harvest Moon, there was just a hint of a chill in the air. The chill that creates the sweetness of Ginger Gold apples from the Mullins orchard and pumpkins turning orange on the vine.
Just the time to share some fall fused glass jewelry with you.
The moon and stars watching over you as you wish on the first star. The white is a opal white glass that just seems to mimic opals.
The orange streaky glass is a Bullseye glass with orange, white, and green shimmering with a bit of aventurine within the glass.
All the glass art is unique one of a kind. They are all available for sale.