Archive | January 2009

One World One Heart Giveaway

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Lisa Swifka is the host of the One World One Heart Program.  The way it works is artists around the world come together and each blogger offers up a prize.   Lisa has compiled the links of all the different participants here.   All you have to do is post a comment in my comment sections.  The comments section is open until Feb 11th 11:59 pm central time.  A winner will be announced Feb 12th.  Please be sure to add your email in the appropriate box when posting your comment otherwise I will not be able to contact you.

So, my prize is a pair of handmade lampwork glass hearts made by me.  These are perfect for making into earrings.  Sizes are 12 mm by 15 mm. Thanks for stopping by.  Cheers.

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Creating ice blue-Ornament Thursday

It’s Ornament Thursday again!  This weeks theme is Celeste ice/light blue.

A while ago Bullseye glass company came out with a limited color called glacier.  It was a mix of clear and light blue that was one of the prettiest blues I’d ever had the pleasure to use.  I just loved that color.  I used it all and searched around for more in my stash and pouted heavily when I ran out.  You see, it was a special production color that they don’t make anymore.  I tried to con some of my girlfriends into letting me buy the few rods I knew they had, but no such luck.  They didn’t love me enough.

I guess I could have put a call out to the lampwork community and offered to buy any loose rods various lampworkers had lying about, but I somehow felt bad asking people to part with this lovely color.  So I decided to make my own.  It isn’t exactly the same, but I still love it.  I get this color by mixing a few regular colors together.  I mix powder blue and a special blend of clear and white mixed together.  I also sometimes go wild and mix robin blue with white and clear.  Just call me crazy.  I actually like to mix glass.  I just take the rods and melt sections together and mix them up right there at the torch.  It isn’t hard, just a little more time consuming.

The following beads have a base of powder blue and white and clear all mixed together.

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Please see our other Ornament Thursday Participants:

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Linda Augsburg shares her celeste-inspired card.

Heather’s Ramblings
A bright blue sky and beach scene for dreary weather

Icy Blue Born of Fire
Lisa sees ice in the desert of all places.

Uniquely Mine for $20
Cindy Gimbrone hooks up lovely ice blue cashmere into a celestial colored neck scarf. Finished off with an artist made button – it’s uniquely hers for $20!

Beading Help Web’s Ice Blue Topaz Celeste Necklace
Got some teeny tiny beads, sterling wire and a plain toggle? Lynn shows you how to put it all together for a fabulous clasp or focal pendant!

The Lemonade Award!

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Wow, what a sweet thing to do!   Kandice Seeber of Coloraddiction sent me the Lemonade award.  Thanks so much Kandice.  This is just what I needed this week.   It seems the post holiday dreary syndrome has presented itself to me and I have been in a little bit of hibernation mode.  This really lifted me up.

Anyway here are the specifics:

This award is given to people who look at the bright side of life and make lemonade out of lemons. These are the rules for participating – which is totally up to you, the bloggers nominated:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Nominate 10 blogs which show great attitude or gratitude!!!
3. Be sure to link your nominees with your post.
4. Let them know they received the award by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love and link this post to the person that gave you the award.
So here are the blogs I am nominating – some of my favorites!
So I didn’t quite make it to ten, but these are my favorites.