Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's been a while, eh?

Good grief, it's been a long time since my last update. Well, I'm still around, no worries! The past two months have kept me busy with my paperwork and helping our daughter move from Hanover back to our home (more like storing her hoard in our basement) as she will be doing an overseas attachment for the next six months.

I fly off to Louisville tomorrow morning to attend the ISGB Gathering 2011 where I am scheduled to teach a lampwork class and present my work on the weekend. This will be my first attendance at the Gathering, i.e. as teacher, presenter and vendor. Can't say I am keen on the long haul flight but looking at the bright side of things, it will take even longer if I had to row a boat plus taking a train and perhaps a bus to reach Louisville. My flight will take me from Hamburg to Newark non-stop (almost nine hours flight-time) and in Newark, I board another smaller aircraft to Louisville (another two hours flight-time).

I have very new items "on my agenda" which I shall display at the Gathering - these are glass cabochons with an insert nut to fit onto sterling silver rings, pendants, brooches and bracelets which all have a stainless steel thread. This means you can easily customize your jewelry, depending on your fancy or mood and clothes for the day. There are additional elements you can add on to this jewelry system and the glass cab is the finishing element. It will hold all the other elements in place with the insert nut. Think of nuts and bolts or threads if it makes it easier to comprehend. The glass cab is the "nut" while the ring/pendant/etc is the thread. By the way, I will also have the "basic jewelry" , i.e. the rings, pendants, etc in Louisville with me.

Here are some of the cabs as well as other beads that my photographer Ralph Kerpa has taken in the past weeks for me. Yes, my gallery website ( has been updated with these new photos.

Glass Cabochons with insert nuts

Glass Cabochons with insert nuts

Glass Cabochons with insert nuts

Glass Cabochons with insert nuts

Glass Cabochons with insert nuts
Basic jewelry with threads - pendant, ring, brooch, bracelet - in sterling silver

Little Geisha Dolls - Tomonau series

Little Empress Dowager and her Ladies-in-Waiting
Tomonau series

Little Geisha Dolls - Tomonau series

Little Geisha Dolls - Tomonau series

Little Flower Babies, Tomonau series

In Orbit

Floral Beads

The Legend of the Phoenix


SilverNikNats said...

Completly love them al!

formartis - Iris Schäfer said...

Oh Dora, these are gorgeous! I really love your ring tops! They are fantastic!
I wish you much fun and success in Louisville,

Eva Maria Keiser said...

All designs are fabulous, fun, and inspiring in shape and color!
-Eva Maria

la mar de bonita said...

Wunderschöne Arbeiten. Ich könnte für mich jetzt keinen Favoriten festlegen - ich bin von allen Stücken restlos begeistert.

Liebe Grüße

felirano said...

Hallo Dora,

wunderschöne Glasaufsätze hast du bleibt mir beim Anblick die Luft weg!

Liebe Grüße

ankastella said...

Einfach nur wow. Unglaublich schön und detailverliebt.

Eva said...

Your beads are unbelievable !! I hope you had a great time at gathering. I hope you will come next year so I can take your class and see your work.

Sharon Driscoll said...

These are just incredible! I missed not seeing you this year.