Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Silver and Fused Glass Gallery 1

Irridescent Puddles of Nature Pendant:
The understated colors of this sweet blue and green dichroic glass
are a perfect compliment for the leaf of this handcrafted silver bail.

They are fused together, not glued.
Pink Bubble Vine Pod Pendant:
Pink-purple dichroic glass makes a beautiful pod
adorned with handmade tendrils of silver "bubble vine".
Nature and imagination bonded together in glass and silver
make a whimsical pendant for your pleasure!

Glass and silver are fused together, not glued.
Rainbows and Flower Vines Pendant:
A rainbow of gorgeous, bright, fun-loving dichroic glass
highlighting a bed of trumpet flowers and tendrils.
A beautiful pendant of fused glass and silver.
Completely unique, and all handmade.

Glass and silver are fused together, not glued.
Industrial Pink- Pendant:
The pink-purple dichroic adds a feminine feel to this pendant,
and the industrial-modern bail balances it.
It creates a playful piece that you can use brighten any casual wardrobe.

Glass and silver are fused together, not glued.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lampwork Gallery 2

Italian Effetre off-mandrel heart pendant with a black base adorned with complex twisted stringers.

Coral Experience:
A raked disk focal of coral, black, and ivory Italian effetre pastel glass, with compliment beads in the same color scheme. These beads would make a unique necklace, especially if the focal were displayed on the flat.
Designed with dot and raking techniques.

Focal: 23mm X 18mm
Raked rondelles: 14mm X 5mm
Rondelles: 4mm

Springtime Festivities Bead Collection.
This set of beads is a gorgeous minty Chinese CIM glass adorned with Italian Effetre flowers and twisted stringer. A soft and beautiful combination.

Turkish style eye beads and old-fashioned Venetian trade beads.
I have really enjoyed creating beads inspired by the old Venetian African trade beads, and exploring the glass work of other cultures.

Here are examples of the work that comes from that inspiration.

Modern interpretation of the Nigerian Bidi Beads.
I love to see the bead work other cultures and eras created. It amazes and inspires!

These beads were inspired by the recycled glass Nigerian Bidi beads. The glass is Italian Effetre transparent and opalino. Hand marvered, these have the imperfections of shape and design that are characteristic of the true Bidi bead.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Lampwork Gallery

Implosion Style Pendant
Made with Italian Effetre transparent and pastel.
Off-mandrel and implosion techniques.
33mm X 10mm

Floral Implosion Pendants
Made with Italian Effetre Transparent and pastel.
Off-mandrel and implosion techniques.
25mm X 9mm, 29mm X 9mm

Lampwork Heart Pendant
Made with Italian Effetre pastels and transparent.
Off-mandrel, hand sculpted, with complex stringer design.
15mm X 27mm

Lampwork Tall Summer Tree Bead.
Made with Italian Effetre transparent and pastels.
Hand marvering and complex stringer.
43mm X 17mm

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Welcome to the Hawley Studios Blog!!

We are thrilled to announce that our new studio is up and running!

With a nice big, new kiln, lots of new supplies like glass, metal, clay, steel, gun parts, we are anticipating having a very busy and creative season ahead!

Also newly up and running is our Hawley Studios at Etsy!! store. Please feel welcome to take a look at our unique, handcrafted treasures! Each is one-of-a-kind, and we don't duplicate our work, so once a batch is gone, that is it.

Hawley Studios at Etsy!!

Bookmark us and visit often, we will be updating regularly with our creations, tutorials, studio news, and other related topics!! :)

About Us

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Welcome to Hawley Studios!!

This is the place where imagination and fire collide! Wherever our imagination and creativity take us, that is where we go! The sky is the limit......

20 years together has caused this married couple to play with fire, hammer and grind metal, and design guns and knives! LOL!! Welcome to our world of marital bliss!!

Enter in to experience creations of glass, polymer, silver, metal... whatever we can get our hands on! :D

Hawley Studios is family owned. We specialize in lampworking, fusing, slumping, jewelry, metal work, custom knife making, and custom gunsmithing.

Proud Members of:

* Etsy Christian Artists Street Team (CAST)
* Creative Glass Guild of Esty (CGGE)
* Etsy Lampwork Etc. Street Team (LEST)
* Self Representing Artists- lampworking (SRA #H109)

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