Sunday, April 23, 2017

Necklace Sets

A modern look to a vintage idea by using enameled flowers.
I love to add a personalized message to my pieces. I made these for my girls and they loved them.

 Each floral set has a tag with a s'graffito message.

 The necklaces have hand dyed silk ribbon which makes the length adjustable.

 Glass headpins are quick and easy to make and add a splash of color. It's pretty fun to see the different flowers tgat emerge. The ones above look lacy. Each piece has a touch of whimsy, which is what I love!
I also love sharing these with you! 

I can be contacted at WildWalrusStudio@gmail.com.
 I sell the enamels, the metal pieces, torches, and more. I will be happy to send you a list of enamel colors and prices. Soon I will have the metal pieces I use available in my Etsy shop.
Amy

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Flower Power at Expo!

Torch fired enameling has it's own unique look. That is something I absolutely love about it! It creates such beautiful colors in unexpected ways. New things look loved and handed down and treasured. It makes me happy to create these little gems. 

We will be learning this in my Flower Power class during the Las Vegas Glass Craft and Bead Expo next week! I have been working hard to prepare awesome treasures and techniques to share with you! 

We will be learning not just flowers, but also how to take old wire and enamel it into something stunning! Plus, I will share my glass headpin secrets on how to make those headpins into fabulous tiny flowers, too! 

It's not too late to sign up! No experience is needed. just bring your happy self and have some fun making your very own little gems like these! See you there!!!

 




Thursday, March 9, 2017

There are so many ways to add texture and design with torch fired enamel. Busy making some quick samples for Expo This month!! I am so excited and sure hope to see you there. You can see what I will be teaching at Glass Craft and Bead Expo Las Vegas.

I have so much fun creating these. Fast and easy and cool results, it makes me happy!

Amy

Monday, February 27, 2017

This technique will be part of my embossing, engraving, and sgraffito class at the bead and glass expo. It's really all about adding texture and design your work.



I have so much fun making these. The top one is a color mix (we will do this in class!). The last one  is over cooked white enamel. The back was so beautiful I had to show that too!! Love, love, love them!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Today was a great studio day! On the list of things that make me happy, enameling is at the top. It gives me my color rush and instant gratification!
I love adding texture and color to pieces. this is a 2" round pendant. Mixing techniques is fun and adds some dimension.
Again I am mixing it up. This one is 1 1/2" and has s'graffito and texture. These are super fun!
Join my enameling classes coming in April at the Silver Springs Rec Center!!




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I have finally been able to get back to my studio a little and work on that big dream of mine! It's a little more difficult to get into gear than I thought. My mind is still wrapped around other things. Last time I went through this, I sat down and began to journal and didn't take a breather for a year. It was fantastic!! I don't have time for that this time around, but good things are happening! I am back to my blog and my facebook page which is awesome!

Here is what I have been working on:

 A treasure trove of goodies! It feels so good to be doing b what I love! I can't  wait to put these little gems together!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Soldered Pendant Classes beginning this week!

More Classes offered through Parks and Recreation

Here are some examples of soldered pendants which are simple and fun to make! We begin soldering a simple square pendant, then move on to more difficult objects. Plus I will show you how to add texture and design into the solder as an embellishment as well as showing you how to make your own beautiful charms out of solder. 


This class runs through Silver Springs Rec Center and begins again this Tuesday night at 6:30 pm. Super affordable! Learn a new, beautiful craft and get ready for Christmas! Join us for the fun!

Amy