Monday, October 22, 2012

Something new...
Artisan glass quilting pin necklace

I've had this nifty lampworking cone mandrel for a couple of years, not knowing what to do with it.
I'd like to take credit for this cool idea, but I saw it on one of the mandrel sellers sites. 

Here I have used ivory glass and added Triton accents.  Triton is a silver rich blue glass that does awesome things in a certain type of torch flame.  I have used a reducing flame on this particular one to give it a pretty metallic look.

I then added some natural wool and needle felted a cap on the end and inside of the cone.  This creates the pin cushion.  It all comes together with copper wire and a copper bead chain necklace.

I also created a few coordinating pins with lampwork teardrops for the head.  Those are made right onto the pin itself, so they aren't coming off.

I will have these at the upcoming RMSC show.  If you can't make it there and would like to purchase one just contact me through my blog or Facebook (simply cindy).  They are 35$ each.

What a great Christmas gift for your favorite quilter or sewer.  Unique!!!

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