Friday, January 14, 2011

THE ULTIMATE SECRET TO GREAT STRINGER CONTROL

OK, forget that headline. It is a cheap shot to get you to read my blog. Anyway, if you really, truly, absolutely, sincerely, totally, crazily, badly want to learn my stringer control, consider signing up for my workshops either in Germany (April), USA (end April/beg. May as well as end Jul/beg Aug) or Switzerland (Oct), I'll be more than happy to show you how I work and my techniques at the torch. For more information, please check out the Workshops 2011 tab on this blog.

What's new? Weather-wise, it is terrible in the entire world. Over here, it's rain, rain, rain and we are mighty lucky that it does not freeze at night nor experiencing the horrendous flooding like in Queensland, Down Under. Blame it on La Nina (sorry, my keyboard deosn not have the funny curvy thing above the "n", so you have to bear with me for the misspelling). Food-wise, in Germany, we have the current dioxin feed scandal - eggs, chickens, pigs, turkeys are on the blacklist now - makes me upset to talk about it; although I am vegetarian, I am not happy to hear about the tainted animals and poultry. To cut the long story short, we are being duped all the time by the industries, lobbyists and politicians - what do they do? They blame it on us consumers. Yeah right, just pass the bucket down the line.

As for what's new in my corner of glass beads? I am hooked on making floral motifs on my beads, using transparent colors on white glass. I probably will make some other motifs after this blog, it's always the case. I get unhooked pretty easily, hahaha!! Yes, white is my thing. White is in, guys. I know it gets boring when I keep using white. White is pure - it is the purest background to bring out the best in the other colors I apply on white. Another current and all-time favorite color is purple. It is a soothing color, do you realize that? A mixture of red and blue - cool and warm colors - resulting in a "neutral" color, neither cold nor warm; it makes you feel good.

As promised here are some new work from me. Have a good weekend and I will be back next week with more news.


SMOOTH AS SILK

TREE OF LIFE

FOR MY SWEETHEART


DIPPED IN CARAMEL

WAVES

OH, SO NAUGHTY!

QUIETLY

THE LITTLE GEISHA

ENCHANTING

PASSION

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND






6 comments:

Cindy said...

We will not see you in Tucson Arizona this year at the Bead and Button show?

Dora Schubert said...

Hey Cindy, I won't be in Tucson during the Gem & Mineral Show weeks and I also have canceled my booth at the Bead & Button in Milwaukee, WI. But I will be attending the Gathering this year in Louisville, KY and have a stand at the bead sales day. Will you be going to the Gathering?

TesoriTrovati said...

I don't even make glass beads and you had me at hello! You just keep getting better and better, Miss Dora. I actually gasped a little when I saw that first set. The colors are so dynamic and the detail is just stunning. So sorry to hear that you won't be at Bead & Button. You will be missed!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Bobbie Pene said...

Once again Dora your beads amaze and inspire me. I would love to learn stringer control, but I live in little old New Zealand....a tad too far to travel to one of your workshops. Instead I will keep being awed by your lamp work.

Dora Schubert said...

I will miss chatting with you, Erin! I too am very happy with the first set, it was a lot of work with all those petals. I am mighty pleased with this technique I am using to create the beads. I know that white is not everyone's choice of colors but I now have found a way to "cover" all the white if necessary using this set's technique. Oh yes, the other colors are more dynamic against the white.

Bobbie, I hope to very soon visit your "little old NZ" which is not that little but rather way down there. You live in a very beautiful country.

Eva Maria Keiser said...

Amazing works, colors, and shapes are all inspiring!