Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Home again -

Good to be home from BeadFest Summer. As per usual, we had a wonderful time at the show, seeing our old friends and making new ones.

We fit right into our new home on Artisan's Alley and discovered that the drapery there matched our table coverings perfectly!

And we enjoyed shopping of course and talking with the vendors we see there each year.

Hope to return next year! But for now, time to prepare for Bead Bonanza, Southfield, MI - Sunday, October 9th.

Monday, August 15, 2016


A while back I found this book in the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) gift shop - one of my favorite places to find neat book. I thought it was so cute and that maybe it could be an inspiration for beads.

Koskeshi are wooden Japanese dolls that have simple shapes and are painted with designs that range from simple to very complex.

It is an on-going project but am making improvements. 

So here are a few of my interpretations of Kokeshis - a work in progress -
A BeadPen made using one of the Kokeshi -

They make cute pendants as well.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New Work -

Here is a new piece I came up with 
using a bead made of silver glass using techniques I learned from a Haley Tsang class in silver glass.

I paired it with some crystals I had stashed away, some aurora rondells and silvery gray pearls. 

It took several tries it get it where I wanted it but I think it turned out well. The picture appears a little darker than the piece actually is.

When finished, it reminded me of Elsa, the ice queen in the Disney movie, Frozen. There are matching earrings and bracelet.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Savings for BeadFest Summer Expo -

Here's a coupon you can use to save $10 on your entry fee for the show.

Be sure to read the info on the coupon to be sure to get your $10 off.

And don't forget to mention Fire Foxes Glass!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August 2016

It is sad to see such a neglected blog - what can I say except I would rather be torching or traveling.

But it's time to update. We Foxes will be heading to Oaks, PA for Beadfest Summer Expo, August 19 - 21.

It's a great show, not as overwhelming as Bead and Button can be (and with free parking!) and vendors from all over the country.

Will be post a discount coupon for entry to the Expo as soon as I get it.

But in the meantime, here's a BeadPen designed by one of my customers using my disk beads and silver glass beads.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Birmingham Community House - "Our Town Art Show and Sale"

My work will be part of the "Our Town Art Show & Sale", taking place Thursday, October 15 - Saturday, October 1. Hours 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. There is no admission fee.

It's a great show - Opening Night Party is on Wednesday the 14th and there is a fee for that. It opens on Wednesday night and closes on Saturday. 

It takes over the first two floors of the building - there is art everwhere!

I will have 4 pieces in the show - and here are two of them. 

The color of the one on the right gets lost in the photo. It looks like moonstones.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

October Already...

As per my usual - I am behind in my site.

I was fortunate to spend 2 weeks in Sicily and Italy mid-September and that was a wonderful experience I shall never forget for so many reasons.

I came home and got to work on things for two shows, Bead Bonanza and Our Town.  

I would much rather work on my glass than my sites but it is a necessary evil. I often joke that I need to hire a teenager to take care of these things.

At any rate, here is one of my newer pieces. 

I was inspired by the glass jewelry I saw on an Italian cruise ship last fall as well as much of the glass jewelry I saw in Venice and Murano - 

The pieces tended to be very simple and very elegant.

Hope to get a few more pics up in the next week or so.