Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Newest members of the Flock

Today I managed to finish up work on the 3 newest members of the flock - Suess the Duce, Maverick and Bonnie Blue - just in time to make the trip to Bead Fest Philly.

First up is Suess the Duce, he is the younger brother of Suess who was the first of my mini-birds.

Second is Maverick"  who is on the left. It's hard to see it in the photo but he is wearing goggles which are copper electo-formed around his eyes. The "copper" disks in his neck are also electro-formed as well as his little boots.  
  He began when the "Junior Bird Man" song started playing in my mind. I figured something kind of goofy, then the idea of the goggles, the combat boots and finally the copper plating.

But he ended up looking too serious and one night when I was working on him the was a piece about "Top Gun" and Tom Cruise and "he" decided he was "Maverick" - who am I to argue.

And lastly, ˆBonnie Blue. She makes me think of a sweet Southern belle.
Enough for now -

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bead Fest Philly

Bead Fest Philly

The Fire Foxes, Joy and I will be at the Bead Expo again this year.
The show runs August 18 -19, 10 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, August 20 from 10 AM - 5 PM.

We will be in Artists Row again this year - Booth 550.

Will be posting some pictures of our new work but for now I want to give you a $5 weekend pass for the Bead Expo.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lawrence Street Gallery - 30th Anniversary Celebration
22620 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220,

This show celebrates the gallery's 30th and they have invited former members to submit their work.

It runs from August 2-25 and the reception is Friday, the 4th from 6-9 PM - I'll be there!
My friend "Lula Belle" and her friend will be there too.

The on the right it "TIme Flies", will also be available.

It's made of brass and assorted watch parts. The glass beads are a silver glass.

The piece below, "The Egg & I",  is part of their silent auction that will take place on Sunday, August 13th from 2-5. 

Monies made over the opening bid will be donated to Gleaners Food Bank.

And I am preparing for BeadFest Philly, Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20. Will be posting more info next week.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Glass Craft Expo

Fire Foxes Glass at Glass Craft Expo

As part of Fire Foxes Glass, I am excited to be headed to the Glass Craft Expo. We will be at table G-10.

Thought I would post a few of my newest birds - 

"Meet Lisette" - with her Easter Bunny ears on and her "friend", "Mary Lou... 'and who are you?'" and "Lula Belle...'Did I do that?'"

They are part of my "The Egg and I" series.

They will be there with a few other new friends.

"ZaZu", by the way, now has a new home. But the flock continues to grown and move on.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bead Bonanza - Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Nothing like waiting until the last minute to post info. Some how my list of shows got deleted ... maybe can I blame the gremlins!

At any rate, Candy and I will be at Bead Bonanza tomorrow, 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is $5.00 and there will be almost 50 vendors from around the country. But enough about the show.

Meet the newest members of my flock, Franklin and Valentine. They will be making their debut at Bead Bonanza along with other family members.

Monday, January 23, 2017


Two post in less than a month! 

Show season is getting ready to start. I use the months of January and February to play and explore. Lately, it's been for the birds  and I've been having fun.

You already met "Lula Belle" and her little friend and now you can meet Ms. Suess, not sure if she's the sister or wife of my original "Suess".

So here she is.

The fun continues in the studio and I look forward to adding some new things soon!

But for now, Mexico is starting to call...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Quick note to share that Fire Foxes Glass will be at Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas, Friday March 31st - Sunday April 2.
We'll be at table G-10.

It's a great show and something Joy and I have been talking about for several years.

Come by and say "hi" to us! We'll have glass beads as well as finished work. Pictures to come!