Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fire Divas January Challenge

In honor of the blue moons this month, The Fire Divas are holding a January Blues Challenge! You can see big pictures of the entries below, then vote for your favorite on the Fire Diva Blog! The voting will be open for one week, and will end on February 7. Please go vote!

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

WHAT?!....is your favorite color?



Mine is Montuno Opaque made by TAG! (Trautman Art Glass)



I love the deep purple and blues in this rare glass, and when I say rare I mean it's rare!



There was only a couple pounds of this and a maximum buy of 1/4 lbs per person!



How did I get so lucky by finding out about this rare glass? I signed up to receive Newsletters Emails from them! To get the skinny on some fabulous glass, (coe104/coe33) I highly recommend you sign up too!

(I am not a TAG representative and I have not been paid for this, I am an artist who wanted to give a shout out and share my excitement over a new color!)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weeeee! - OWOH Magic Carpet Ride

Hi everybody! Glad you could join me and hundreds of others bloggers across the world in the One World One Heart Magic Carpet Ride!

For the One World One Heart Magic Carpet Ride, I will be giving away this lampwork focal made by myself. This particular bead has been made with TAG soft glass, the squiggles and dots design are made with a rare color called Montuno Opague. This bead has also been encased with clear.

Size: 32x10mm
Hole: 3mm
Sizes are approximate.



I hand make all of my lampwork beads using a torch, and different colors of rods of glass. All my beads are annealed for strength and durability and the holes have been cleaned of bead release. If you want to see more of my beads check out my ETSY!


You can also win a finished piece by me, or other wonderful glass beads made by the Fire Divas if you go to the Fire Divas blog. We are also joining in on the OWOH Magic Carpet Ride!!!

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It's easy peasy to win!!

Leave a comment and have either a way to link back to you or an email so I can find out where to send your prize! Winner will be announced and contacted on February 15th, cut off time to enter is 7pm PST (pacific standard time)!!!

Thanks everybody and good luck!!

~ Janel Dudley ~

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fire Diva of the Month - Part Four - Conclusion Questions

The questions for the fourth week of the Fire Diva of the Month feature are conclusion questions! To see what that's all about CLICK HERE!

The Fire Divas are a group of Lampworkers that have come together to promote and inspire each other, I am honored to be in such a friendly group of talented lampworking ladies!

The features will be every 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of the month. I'm excited to see who gets featured for the month of February!


I want to share some of my favorites from a few of the Fire Divas!



Grid Organic by TrueGemsByPatti



Caribbean Cool by VedasBeads


Toby fish by BabsBeadsandDesign



Underwater Collage by JEANNIEGALT


My Envious Heart by HollysFollyGlass



I want to say thank you to the Fire Divas, you are a wonderful group of glassy friends and your lampwork rocks! I also want to say a special thank you to Holly at Holly'sFollyGlass, she has put forth so much energy and time for the Fire Divas!!!

We love you Holly! Thank you!!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fire Diva of the Month - Part Three - 10 Things Silly

The questions for the third week of the Fire Diva of the Month feature are 10 Things Silly! Come and get silly with us! CLICK HERE!

The Fire Divas are a group of Lampworkers that have come together to promote and inspire each other, I am honored to be in such a friendly group of talented lampworking ladies!

The features will be every 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of the month. The next feature are Conclusion Questions!


I want to share some of my favorites from a few of the Fire Divas!


Vito the Valentine Boston Terrier by MAYBEADS



Turquoise Dotted Dread or Focal by RiversEdgeGlass


Cinnabar Artisan Glass Pillow Beads Set of 5 by SilverRiverGlassWork


Hulk Hogan by StudioMarcy


Functional Art - Swizzle Sticks by Teasebeads


Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year! New Blog!

I started a new blog, Inspirational Thoughts of Randomness

I decided it would be best to have two, one for bead related subjects and another for... well, the title says it all!

Hope you come join me and follow! There will not be any set days or topics. Just whenever and whatever pops into my head. I will do my best to think of interesting subjects and having cool photos for you all!

Made it to the Top 10!!!

Yesterday I had a very exciting thing happen!! I made it to the Handmade Top 10!!

Here's the bead that was chosen!




Handmade Top 10 is done by Timothy Adams at TimothyAdamDesigns
He makes the coolest jewelry, furniture and jewelry displays! Let's take a look!

copper rivet series...camera


diamond chair


Tiny Twig Earring Tree Jewelry Rack


How did I get to the Top 10, you say? It's wasn't that tough really! Become a fan of Timothy Adam Designs and Handmade Top 10 on Facebook! Keep you eyes open for when he's accepting new features, then just follow his link and instructions!!

Have fun everyone!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday Treasure Hunt

I would like to start this off with showing you a Treasury I curated this morning, Owls "N" Cowls. Then I'm going to show treasuries that I am in!

OWLS "N" COWLS



Don't Go Breakin' My Heart by Maybeads




Seeing Spots??????????
by LAJewelryDesign



A Fresh New Year by ptitebaloue



Now here's some eye candy from these fantastic Etsiers!


Happy Heart of Rainbows
by Maybeads


Wine / Bottle Stopper by LAJewelryDesigns


Elvis the eco friendly lion by ptitebaloue

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fire Diva of the Month - Part Two - 10 Things Glass

The questions for the second week of the Fire Diva of the Month feature are 10 things glass! One of my most favorite things! CLICK HERE

The Fire Divas are a group of Lampworkers that have come together to promote and inspire each other, I am honored to be in such a friendly group of talented lampworking ladies!

The features will be every 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of the month. The next feature is 10 Silly Questions!

Now let's see some of my favorite fantastic glass from some Fire Divas!



Calypso - Shiny Fish Lampwork Bead Set by HollysFollyGlass




Pink portal by Glassbead


Ice Ballet by LAJewelryDesigns


Silver Lined Ekho Window by Loribeads

VINES AND LEAVES by Lutrick

Beautiful beads as always Divas! Thanks for looking everyone!

Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm exposed!

I'm exposed in an Artist Exposed treasury on Etsy curated by Vicki Diane at VickiDianeDesigns.

CLICK HERE to check out all of these fantastic Etsiers!

(Treasury expires Monday 1/11)




Here's some eye-candy from VickiDianeDesigns! Click on the titles to see more!



FOILED AGAIN



COLORAMA DRAMA QUEEN


DREAMING OF YOU IN BLUE





Thank you Vicki! Thanks for looking everyone!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Fire Diva of the Month!!

Is ME!!!! I am so excited to be the 1st Fire Diva of the Month!

The Fire Divas are a group of Lampworkers that have come together to promote and inspire each other, I am honored to be in such a friendly group of talented lampworking ladies!

It was recently decided to feature a Diva a month, the features will be every 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of the month. The next feature questions are 10 THINGS GLASS!




Here are some of my favorites made by the Fire Divas!!!



Zuma Mini Trio II by Beadygirlbeads


Nappy Nubby Littles by DorsetHillBeads


Tree of Honor lampwork pendant and silk ribbon by Ema K Designs


Mermaid Jewels by Giapet


I Didn't Think I'd Survive My Mammogram-Biopsy Key Chain-Purse Charm by Glasstastictreasures