Monday, March 10, 2008


I love finding good luck symbols when I'm not specifically looking for them, and the Moonlight piece below with its lucky trunk-up elephant is my favorite find today. There are a lot of good luck symbols scattered throughout Yaslani, so browse a bit and you're sure to find something. I've included photos of only a few mixed media pieces here, but Yaslani also makes an amazing variety of bamboo pendants at very affordable prices.

Moonlight, 4x4 Mixed Media, $20

Citywalk, 4x6 Mixed Media, $25

Monkey Tree, 4x4 Mixed Media, $20

An Accidental Penguin

I've been playing with abstract designs, layering a few strips and odd-shaped bits of glass in interesting patterns, and mostly with dichroics. That makes for expensive experimenting, but gosh, it can be amazingly pretty!

To my surprise (and total joy!) one of my experiments came out of the kiln looking much like a penguin! It's got a lot of clear and translucent areas, so gluing a bail is out of the question. I can't bring myself to drill a hole in the little guy, and I'm hesitant to wrap it in wire. He'll probably end up in my Etsy shop within a day or so as an abstract cabachon, and some kind-hearted and creative jewelry maker will adopt him.