Monday, July 3, 2017

I love my students!!

Oh how I love my students! We really have fun in class and we all become friends! Everyone comes in a little nervous but it doesn't last long! Here are some pictures of our fun and success:
Here is the final product in our enameling class. Aren't they amazing?!!





I sure love you ladies! You are my heroes and I look forward to seeing you every week and love the beauty of your creativity, in class and in your lives. Thank you for being part of mine!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Kiln Fired!

The kiln has been fired and this is the result:


I tried to grab a quick photo to show you how fabulously they reflect the light. it's truly beautiful! These are fun. The two on the bottom of the last picture didn't work as far as the the firing, but they're still cool. I can make an endless variety of designs which keeps me from getting bored! Yes, I have a bit of artist ADD. And I love to keep learning, so I probably won'stick to this forever. But I am having a blast for now.
I have another load I fired to show you....next post!
All in fun!
Creatively Yours,
Amy

Student Fusing Work...Awesome!

So I am loading my kiln full of fusing projects from my last feusing class. My students rock! I am so lucky to spend time with such creative people. It is my happy place! Here is their work before I fire:




And here they are all fired!

Super cool!! Fun class!
Thanks for playing with me!!
Amy

Monday, June 26, 2017

New Stuff

Hi My Friends!
It has been a crazy couple of months but I am back and very excited about my work! I have been teaching fused glass and sometimes I get in a rut doing the same things over again. For awhile now I have been wanting to get back to my glass painting. I used to paint panels and since we have moved I have not had my large kiln connected so I have been concentrating on simpler pieces and teaching. But I have been yearning to paint. So ...hooray! I am painting small jewelry pieces. It can be very time consuming painting on small surfaces, but I have learned a few tricks to help. Here are the ones going into the kiln tonight:

 The ones below I just took out of the kiln. The colors are so brilliant and beautiful. These were so much fun to make and I used different techniques to see what I liked best and I actually liked them all!

I am so excited to open my kiln in the morning!! It's better than Christmas!!
If you are interested in purchasing any of these pendants you can email me at WildWalrusStudio@gmail.com. 
They will run right around $25. It takes me 2+ hours to complete the painting and then firing takes 12 hours or more. It's a lot of time and patience, but so gratifying and BEAUTIFUL!
I will post the new pendants as soon as they are cooked!
Amy 

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