Thursday, 28 April 2011

Something old,

Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue
and a sixpence in your shoe.

I'd never heard of the sixpence part of this rhyme until yesterday. According to the saying the bride wears a lucky sixpence in her left shoe to bring good fortune on the happy couple.

Invitation by Cloud Nine

Something old by BlueButton Bride

Something new by maggie cook

Something borrowed by Handmade and Vintage

Something blue by Extra Special Touch

And something extra for the rings by pantsandpaper

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Folksy Friday - Bikinis!

The recent sunshine has set me thinking about getting organized for the summer holidays. This week I went in search of some beachy swimwear.

I have delved into the depths of Folksy this week in honour of the bikini.

Bikini Passport Cover - Grandma Jimbo

Bikini Bottoms Pant Pot - Imperfections
Bikini Girl Ceramic Heart brooch - Emily Stubbs 

Bettie Page hand painted canvas pop art
- Ghetto Gran Stencil Art

Star wars Lego Figure Cufflinks - Urban Eye

Shopping Tote/Beach bag - Quilting Demon

Monday, 4 April 2011

The finished pieces!

Last post I showed you the workshop in action and the pieces ready for the kiln. If the glass is opaque I put a small dab of glue on to hold the pieces in place. The work is put on special paper so that it doesn't fuse onto the kiln shelf.After firing to 1480 F and cooling the pendants are sanded and washed with acetone before adding bails.

Before firing.
After firing and finishing

Before firing the clear glass top is yet to be added.

After firing, the edges are round and the top has become super shiny.
The shine on this pendant is amazing
A cranberry daisy

Finally the precious work is returned to the owners. I hope they are pleased.