Making flowers on wires is extremely fun and easy. I use the same method as I use to make them on a mandrel but I don't make them for jewelry artists. It is a technique that I use exclusively for mixed medium art. I search for small vases in thrift stores and antique stores which to me adds another layer which highlights the flowers.
Red California Poppy Necklace
Cherry Blossom Spray
Boro orange hibiscus
boro red hibiscus
White Hibiscus Boro Flower
GLASS SCULPTURE ARTIST
FICTION ROMANTIC AUTHOR
I started working on the torch in 2003 setting up my torch station in my home. Like many I started with Moretti Glass, a Minor torch and no kiln. The first six months was interesting with some very unattractive beads. I then upgraded to a Lynx [still my only torch] and a Toolbox kiln by Don McKinney [I still have it]. My next upgrade was for a generator that would run my torch since getting oxygen while working full time in a law firm was very difficult. After a few years of working with Moretti glass, I switched to Bullseye Glass. I have bought tools and have a lot that I don't use but I do have small tools that stay near my torch. I am now creating with boro glass. Each time you change your set up or your glass, the learning curve starts all over again.
My publishing of my writing started in 2007 and my first novel was published in 2013. My stories are romantic, often historcial settings either out west or during the Civil War. I love to write and I love to make glass flowers.
Barb and Looie
There are two things that everyone should do during the day - sing and write - even if you can't carry a tune or spell a word you should just fill your soul with both.