Kiln Work

Kiln Work

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Today's creations

Here is what I did today. It is a shaggy loop bracelet and earring set done in sterling silver square wire with a swivel lobster claw clasp and silver ear wires. There are a total of 144 jump rings. This set is for a customer, but you can have one made for you. Just send me an email we can discuss sizes etc.. I love doing Chain Maille, I find it relaxing. I'm going to working on one new project a day 5 days a week. Getting ready for an open house and this makes it a little easier. I figure instead of staying up all night the days before the event, if I do them a little at a time, I'll have quite a little inventory ready for the sale.

I've been trying to get everything set up for ebay and etsy. It is taking longer than I had expected. But I will get it going soon.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Celtic Cage Chain Maille Earrings

Today, a friend and I spent half the day trying to figure out this pattern. We had to make jump rings and then make a few adjustments. Once we got it going it went fine. First pair took us 2 1/2 hours. Goodness, now that we got it figured out, it shouldn't take that long. I wasn't able to get a good picture of the pair but I did get a good single one. So you will have to imagine a pair. Hope you enjoy them.

Monday, April 26, 2010

This weekends show

Well, I set up at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church for their annual sale again this year. It was pretty slow. Only sold a bit, but did have a good time. I sold the coral and turquois set that I made into earrings. Lampwork Hearts were a hit as were the sandblasted agate slices. Sold one of my fused glass plates. Like I said not alot of sales, but it was fun.
Going to be lampworking for a few hours tomorrow.
Have a great evening.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's a Frogs life.

These little guys are my latest frog group. The top center is the Lilly Pad Baby, Left bottom is Tropical Sea Baby and the bottom right is Groovy Baby. I really love these little guys. They get their names from the frit I use to make the background part of the bead. I was working on one. His name was going to be Test Frit #1 but he didn't make it. My phone kept ringing so I finally answered it and forgot to flash him back and forth in the flame. He made a nice explosion though. I'll try again. It was a burial at sea. Well, in water anyway. What do you guys think? The backs also have flowers on them so your pendant will be double sided. These little guys are about the size of a quarter, maybe slightly bigger. They have been properly annealed and the bead release has been cleaned out. They will make a great focal bead for a necklace or just a great pendant. The hole runs top to bottom. I will be doing horizontal holes this week. They are priced at $15.00 each. They will be traveling to a craft fair this weekend at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church. I am hoping to create a few more before the show. If you are interested in purchasing one let me know.

Have a wonderful day.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010


These are some flowers I have been working on. Some are okay, some (well you know). But I have to keep trying. The top right corner shows a bead that unfortunately was to hard to get off the mandrel and I broke it. Sad : ( Anyway, here are a few more to look at. I'll try to post a picture a day.
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Monday, April 19, 2010

I'm up and running

Well, I got my Sales Tax Permit today. It is official. Texas Art Angel is in business. I will be selling, lampwork beads, jewelry, chain maile, kiln work and sandblasted items. I hope that I can interest you in a few items. I'll be posting pictures soon. I have started working on my website which is I will also be selling on and all under Texasartangel Check it out. Well, give me a week to get everything up and running. I'm doing a show this Sunday at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church with a couple friends. I'll get there websites and post them soon.

Hope you enjoy the site. Take a minute to leave a comment of two and let me know what you think.