Tuesday, January 27, 2009

OT goes OWOH!


This year the Ornament Thursday Team is putting it's focus on color!

We'll be bringing you projects all year long in different hues to inspire and excite you!

We've also added some neat extras each month like prizes, Q & A's, interviews and more.

And in that spirit, we have jumped on the Gypsy Caravan and are participating in One World One Heart!

Some of the team are giving away their creations this month on their individual blogs, so be sure to click the links below to check them out and comment... but our Featured Artist this month, Deanna Chase is giving her creation away here on the Ornament Thursday blog!

This month's Featured Artist is Deanna Chase!

Hello! Let me introduce myself. I am Deanna Chase, a participant of the Ornament Thursday blog circle and I am a full time lampwork artist. Lampwork is an old fashion term for melting glass, also known as torchwork or flamework. These days we lampworkers work our glass in a surface mix torch of oxygen and propane for a nice clean flame. In the old days they did it over an oil lamp, hence the term lampwork.

My main business is making lampwork beads to sell to jewelry designers. I rarely make my stuff into jewelry, as I find I just don’t have a lot of time. I like to leave that to the jewelry artists. I also make handmade contemporary marbles. There is a small but dedicated group of collectors out there.

For this month, I am offering a prize for One World One Heart to a randomly chosen commenter here! Just post a comment and you'll be entered to win a pair of earring beads (just the beads, you will need to make them into earrings).

Thanks for stopping by!


Check out Deanna's designs at Chase Designs... her etsy store at CDLampwork and also Chase Designs and even more here!
And do check out what the rest of the Ornament Thursday Team is up to here...

Another OWOH Giveaway!
Michelle's got a LOVELY Celeste prize for you!

Beading Help Web's Ice Blue Topaz Celeste Necklace
Got some teeny tiny beads, sterling wire and a plain toggle? Lynn shows you how to put it all together for a fabulous clasp or focal pendant!

Creating Ice Blue
When a color you love goes out of production, make your own!

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Linda Augsburg shares her celeste-inspired card.

Heather's Ramblings
A bright blue sky and beach scene for dreary weather

Icy Blue Born of Fire
Lisa sees ice in the desert of all places.

Uniquely Mine for $20
Cindy Gimbrone hooks up lovely ice blue cashmere into a celestial colored neck scarf. Finished off with an artist made button - it's uniquely hers for $20!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Last Ornament Thursday of 2008

We have some real dedicated OT'ers who posted their last ornaments of 2008 on Christmas Day!

A big shout out to Cindy Gimbrone...

And Linda Augsburg...

And Melissa J. Lee...

Now go check them out!

BeadStyle magazine
A seed-beaded ornament for the holidays

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy's sharing her favorite OT project!

Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off a simple snowflake necklace for her final seasonal piece of the year.

And be prepared for what the Team is up to in 2009!