Friday, September 14, 2007

New gold vermeil pieces.

Colored resin coated beads.


Yesterday Anne and Lynn drove up from Atlanta for a visit. We prepared a lasagne dinner and Andrew made a custard with a strawberry, peach and lavender sauce (so yummy!). Anne, Lynn, Tony and Lisa came by for lunch and to teach us some new techniques in resin that Anne had learned. We applied colored resins to the surface of beads, which gave them an enameled look. I had a great time chatting while we tried out different surfaces. It was so much fun brainstorming! Later in the evening Andrew and I made dinner with asparagus, blackeyed peas, onions, mushrooms, chicken or fish, all neatly tucked into a parchement envelope and baked till steamed. We followed that with key lime pie and good conversation. I can't wait to use the new techniques to add colors to my beads. I'm not thinking of doing loads for production, but maybe a few to bring to the shows. Speaking of shows, the Hawaii Show is coming up next week! I hope to have some painted by then.
We recieved our new vermeil beads, I think they would look really nice with swarovsky crystals.
Hopefully, I'll have a chance to make some samples soon. Tomorrow is a casting day to make some Luna Fairy pendants, I will post pics of them in shibuichi. Have a good night!

6 comments:

Janet said...

Hi Cynthia your life is so much Adventure your so blessed! Its so nice to see what youre doing all the time you sure are one kinda talented young lass. How was the Long island bead show? Hawaii awesome can I tuck away in your back pack...hee
huggs x

Cynthia Thornton said...

Hi Janet! There is a prize that should be in your mailbox! Andrew did great at the Long Island bead show. I can't wait to relax in hawaii!

Jean said...

you all stun me!

Deborah said...

I just placed my first order with you (after two years of longing) and can't wait for them to arrive. Lovely blog - I look forward to more exploring.

Deborah said...

PS I just noticed you'll be at FaerieCon in October...now I'm looking forward to meeting you in person too!

Janet said...

Lovely Cynthia! I recieved a package in the mail! Awww so nice its beautiful the Necklace! Im really happy to have it a won gift from you and that means alot. My daughter says its sooo nice too. Thank you and thank you Im sending you a small box soon for a wee gift and for Jean too...lol Keep your eyes a lookin hee.
huggs x