Thursday, 27 November 2008

Winner announced .....

Well, it's finally been announced ... the winner of the 2008 Create Your Style Swarovski Competition is .......... Caroline Lan-San Fung with her gorgeous piece, " Dance of the Fire Phoenix". Congratulations Caroline.

I think all my fav pieces from the comp made it into the top 25 - with most of them in the top 10. Totally amazing pieces and you should check them out.

It was a really tough competition and I feel very privileged to have participated. My piece "Raindrops" didn't place in the top 10 (as I knew it wouldn't), but it did make into the top 25 finalists ... and I've said it before, I am so amazed I made it that far. Congrats to all that made the final 25, you all deserve the kudos.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Glasswork Exhibition

Recently I was asked if I would contribute to a Glasswork Exhibition for a new Gallery opening up here in town. I've made a few glass pendants, beads and Dichroics over the last year and although a bit hesitant at first, I agreed. So I got busy beading around and making up some of the glass pieces.

This is what I came up with:

This first one is Citron iridised on opaque white - I've embroidered around it with green iris and green seedies, with some little purple crackle beads and peridot swaros for good measure. It reminds me alot of Tuscan vineyards.

This pendant is also Citron Iridised on opaque white - I fused some fine silver in there to act as a bail. Wired it with green foil beads and lilac Czech fire-polished beadies.

One of my dichroics - rainbow on clear which I fused onto a turquoise coloured glass - it has some beautiful colours in it which you just can't see in the photo. Embroidered around with some beautiful bright blue seeds, a purple/blue mix seedie and purple velvet swaros. The necklace part is my first foray into RAW ... something I'd like to do more of, but more chunkier maybe.

Some little beadies I made with the Citron/opaque white mix again - also fused some fine silver between the layers to act as the links. Wired it with some Czech leaves and fire-polished beadies. Really pretty!!!

The dichroic bracelet I made a few weeks ago, which is in an earlier post, will also be included ... as well as a couple of my other pieces.
Opening night is this Friday night (21st), and if I can just get over this horrible head cold I might actually enjoy myself tomorrow night.