Wednesday, October 22, 2008


So, here are a couple of my lampworked beads. The process to create a bead.....with a torch, melt glass around a mandrel (dipped in a bead release), rotate to shape, heat, rotate, shape, heat, finish, anneal in a kiln. Sometimes, you just don't know what you're going to get until it comes out of the kiln.
Here's a link on youtube to see what I'm talking about....

Trying Something New

This was inspired by my brother's first blog page. I've never done a blog before either, so here goes.

Each day is a gift from God. That's why they call it the Present.

I especially learned that after the passing of my father last year and through the loss of my husband 2 months ago. Though bittersweet, blessings continue.

I lean on Psalms 121; A song of ascents:

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.