To make up for my absence, I thought I would post some pics of my recent work.
I designed this necklace with some boro beads I won from the spectacular Lori Anderson. I am having so much fun with copper and patina. The colors are never quite what I expect but are always what I need (cue the Rolling Stones).
Lately, I have become addicted to making funky, not-quite-round, discs. I primarily use soft glass, but I am in currently in love with Gaffer Chalcedony, Gaffer Blue Chalcedony, and the traditional raku. The chalcedonies and raku have always been vexing for lampworkers. They can produce a wonderful range of colors all within one bead. They also can produce blah colors. I love them all, good and bad.
This is a finished piece I sold at a show in Kalamazoo a couple of weekends ago. I think it shows the variety of chalcedony (these discs are blue and regulary chalcedony).