Sunday, October 25, 2009

beyond the sea

beyond the sea, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Just fantastic blues.
Lampwork bead and the most amazing
Dark Swiss Blue Topaz.
Lots of silver and it is just lovely!!!!!!

LNGlassworks on Etsy

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Purple Passion

Purple Passion, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Some lovely shades of Flourite in purples, a few different shapes.
White round lampwork beads and some disk with purple torched in.
Sterling findings and earrings to match

This piece is in my etsy shop

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A mouse in the house

A mouse in the house, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Another of wonderful artist Squidglass.
She makes such fun pendants.
This has lampwork beads
and a bunch of smokey quartz
a cute and fun piece

cute little mouse

cute little mouse, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Lovely pendant made by Squidglass.
some of my lampwork beads covered in frit.
Chalcedony and SS
has earring to match the stones and beads

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Spotted Angel

Spotted Angel, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

A ivory lampwork bead with blue torch on, swavorski crystals, angel wings
and a lobster claw clasp.
What a perfect little angel to hang on a purse or a jacket zipper

Blue Happy Angel

Blue Happy Angel, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

A tube sapphire tube bead that had silver torched on and then was etched, swavorski crystals, angel wings
and a lobster claw clasp.
What a perfect little angel to hang on a purse or a jacket zipper

Angel in green

Angel in green, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

A couple of my lampwork beads in green, swavorski crystals, angel wings
and a lobster claw clasp.
What a perfect little angel to hang on a purse or a jacket zipper.


pumpkins, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Lovely jasper melon beads, black etched lampwork beads, Swavorski Crystals and onyx. The toggle is SS.
and it has earrings to match.


Mask, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

this cute focal bead was made by Rosebud. Necklace had yellow lampwork beads, and lots of red coral. Earring to match

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dino Eggs

Dino Eggs, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

This is a love group of Green Turquoise beads.
Added a large group of lampwork beads and some
blackened silver beads.
A real fun and funky piece.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Out trip

Out trip, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

to the Field Musuem.
Papernclay (Linda my partner)
came to Chicago for a fun trip
This is a picture of her. and her
children and me in front of the musuem
Rachel, Jerry, Linda and me

Monday, June 15, 2009

Black Meets White

Black Meets White, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Some fantastic ruliated quarts.
Lampwork beads and wow a necklace

Monday, June 8, 2009

a slice of orange

a slice of orange, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

A real fun summer piece. A new necklace and earring set.
Made with orange dyed jasper, Carnalian, and Sterling Silver beads and clasp. At my Etsy shop

Passion Tree

Passion Tree, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Glasscatjewels made this fantastic red and black tree pendant, which I made into a necklace with her permission to put in my shop. Just the best charcedony that matches perfect. Black lampwork beads, sterling stiver and here it is.

Aqua Marine

Aqua Marine, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Aquamarine and moss Agate. Just a beauty the stones sparkle. Sterling silver clasp.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Yep my partner papernclay and I now have a web site.

this is just one of the many lovely items you can see.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pay it forward

I was reading through Wendy Hearn: Metalwork, Fusing, Lampwork Beads blog, and she was participating in this idea. It’s sort of like the One world One heart giveaway that I participated in earlier this year. It sounds like fun, and I couldn’t resist, so I’m now participating as well.
Here’s the nitty gritty.
Creative people are adventurous! So, if you’re creative and would like to participate, please send me a comment and the first five people will receive something (handmade by me!) from me in the mail. In return, all you have to do is “pay it forward”- please see the rules, restrictions and limitations below.
Here are the rules, and happy posting!
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. But I hope you will. This will be something made from the heart.
2. What I create will be just for you with love and good wishes. It will be made of actual materials, not of cyberspace.
3. It will be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be!
5. In return, all you need to do is cut and paste this text on your Blog (from “Creative People are…” and create five things for the first 5 people to respond to your post.6. Send your mailing address after I contact you.
IMPORTANT: This offer is null and void if you do not post on your own blog to pay this forward. Would love it if you could join in!!!
To help me in choosing what to make and send you, I will be reading through your blog to get an idea of your likes and dislikes so that I hope you get something that you will love!
So what are you waiting for? Get that comment in before someone beats you to it! It’s not everyday you get a free handmade gift in the mail. : )

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Please check out this site it is for
Children that died in the Holocaust

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Made it for Easter

Made it for Easter, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

He made it to my house for Easter.
It is sad though, the Mail man Dropped him and you can see the bandage on his knee. We are both going in for surgery Monday to get our knees fixed.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Funky rooster

Funky rooster, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

A beautiful, cute, funky focal bead made by Rosebud1, he sure made a cute necklace and earring set.


passion, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Three layers of glass make this beautiful plate of red transparent and red opal a beautiful 11 1/2 inch square dish.

Just think of all the wonderful used for this dish!

passion twins

passion twins, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

two smaller versions the the larger dish.

Blue and Brown turquoise

Blue and Brown turquoise, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

This is a special shape turquoise necklace.
The turquoise main beads are quite large in
a wonderful rondell shape. Smaller lumps of
turquoise and Karen Hill silver beads.
Lampwork disk in ivory and turquoise

Green With Envy

Green With Envy, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

A lovely heart made by Ccvalenzo. Necklace has lampwork beads and some lovely green serpentine.

Rugged Old Cross

Rugged Old Cross, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

A beautiful pendant made by papernclay. Necklace has lampwork beads, quartz and onyx.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

snug as a bug

snug as a bug, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Not sure this focal bead made by Rosebud1, a wonderful artist in glass is a bug.
He/she made a cute necklace.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lilac Bone

Lilac Bone, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Just a cute and funky necklace and earring to match

Thursday, March 5, 2009

beams of yellow

beams of yellow, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

This just makes me think of sunlight

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

grass and sky

grass and sky, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

This is a lovely 12 X 12 inch serving dish. Spent many hours in the kiln
to give it strength. Just a pretty piece

This lovely piece is on Artfire.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Splatter green bottom

Splatter green bottom, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

This dish is one of a pair I have entered
for the CGGE Challenge.
Cut from the same piece of glass but
so different.
This dish has a green bottom that matches the color

Splatter blue bottom

Splatter blue bottom, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

This dish is one of a pair I have entered
for the CGGE Challenge.
Cut from the same piece of glass but
so different.
This dish has a blue bottom that matches the color.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Soap Dish

soap2, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

This is a dish I made with Glassline paper
The paper is the purple flowers.
I think it turned out cute.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cotton candy heart

Cotton candy heart, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Pretty heart pendant made by my friend Papernclay.
Some lampwork beads, pearls and quartz
The colors a really soft and would make a lovely necklace
to wear in spring and on into summer.
Can be seen at 1000Makerts with matching earrings.


Goddess, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Lovely new necklace. The beautiful toggle is worn on the side to show off its beauty.
Made from amber lampwork beads I made, green apatite and some
gold spacers. a real pertty that is on 1000Markets.


potmelts1, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Just kind of pretty
Now to figure out that to make with them.


potmelts2, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

This one is going to a new home!


potmelts3, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

Love how these colors melted together.


potmelts4, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

these are a lot of fun to make and use glass
instead of throwing it away.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Thank you everyone who signed up for my giveaway

Well the winner is
As soon as I get the home address I
will be shipping out the
Trinket Dish
Hope you like it


Thursday, February 5, 2009

I just got

this in a E-mail, I wish I knew who wrote this so I could tell them how wonderful this is.


"How to Dance in the Rain
It was a busy morning, about 8:30 , when an elderly gentleman in his 80s arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.
I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.
On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.
The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.
I inquired as to her health.He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.
As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.
I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?'
He smiled as he patted my hand and said, 'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'
I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,'That is the kind of love I want in my life.'True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.
With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that comes along that has an important message.
This one I thought I could share with you.
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.

'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain. "

Monday, January 26, 2009

I am not sure why this is not showing up for some people,
so I am trying to show it again. This the the blue trinket dish
I will be giving away!!!!!!!
I am sorry it is not the heart some of you think it is.......


Thursday, January 22, 2009




Wednesday, January 21, 2009

one world one heart

one world one heart, originally uploaded by Smokeylady54.

one world one heart such a great idea

I have just joined this new idea. And it is a good one.
On my blog you can leave a comment and add
"to enter to the one world one heart giveaway"
You could win this trinket dish.

Four inches across the top and about one and one half
inches deep. Two layers of 96coe glass.

Just think of all the things you can put into this dish
a candle, potpourri, and yes trinkets.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One World One Heart

I though I had a Picture of this in my files.
I will take a new one and put it on tomorrow
so If you need to see it now please check on
my Etsy site!!!!!
PhotoI have joined hundreds of others in the annual “One World-One Heart” Giveaway. The idea behind it is to bring all of our hearts together in Blogland and in our world in general. We have joined together to offer part of ourselves, our talent, and our hearts on our blogs anytime from January 19 through February 12 in the form of a giveaway. I will be giving away one of my handmade fused glass dishes. Here’s how it works. If you’d like a chance to win this cute blue Trinket dish simply leave a comment on this post. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you to get shipping information in case you’re the winner. Good luck!