Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Give me an opinion, win a prize!

So, I've been doing a little experimenting the last couple weeks. For quite a while I've wanted to try drilling holes in my glass pendants and then create wire bails for them. I think the look is a bit classier than the glue-on bails I've been using.

I have discovered that drilling holes in glass is not at all easy. It's definitely going to take me a bit of practice to perfect that. But I will get it perfected I'm sure. I'm almost there. :)

So what do I need opinions on? I've tried three different wire bail styles and I'd love some input on which you like best. I may use more than one style. Heck I may use all three. But it would be awesome to know if one is more visually appealing than the others.

So here they are. Please leave me a comment and let me know which number(s) you like and why. To make it more fun, everyone who leaves a comment will be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to my shop, so make sure you leave a way to contact you (I'll do a random drawing July 1st).

Style 1. Side View

Style 1. Top View

Style 2. Side View.

Style 2. Top View.

Style 3. Side View

Style 3. Top View

Thanks for your help!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Glass Spirals

I bought some glass from a guy on Craigslist this weekend and included were these very cool glass spirals. He made them by twisting different colored glass over a torch. I'm not sure how I'm going to use them yet, but I think they'd make some awesome pendants. What do you think?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Inspiring Creativity

My Etsy street team, HandmadeMN, has a monthly challenge to help inspire our creativity. May's theme was "Beaches" and the pendant above was my entry. As I was putting it together it so reminded me of a Beach Towel, with it's bright sunshiney colors. Don't you think?

Take a minute to go check out all the other great entries and cast a vote for your favorite. Of course I'd love it if you vote for mine, but I won't hold it against you if you don't. ; )