I have been meaning to blog about this for a while; the engineer was able to take this great photo for me to show you what I won from Gaea - she had a one world, one heart giveaway on her blog for a grab bag of her ceramic pendants, and this is what she sent! I know, there's not 10 there - I shared a few of them! I feel so lucky to have won this giveaway - I have been admiring her work for a while, and recently found her blog and her 0n-line store, Gaea. She makes the most wonderful ceramic pendants, but I really love her calaveras (sugar skulls). They are so colorful and fun! Check out her work, it's great. Thanks again, Gaea!
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!