May 28, 2008

New Hope Necklaces

Embrace all things natural... The face of our world is changing and it's up to us to make changes. Mother nature is telling us it's time to step up. Let's do our part.

May 13, 2008

Sneak Peak

I've been working on some new goodies lately. Last week I went to the textile museum and these beads are inspired by all the beautiful rugs from the collections there. Also right now they have an interesting show on of textiles from Afganistan during the last 25 years or so and it's interesting to see how the motifs change from things such as flowers to tanks, planes and bombs. The rugs really are the story of the people there.

May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

Don't Forget... it's Mothers Day!

May 10, 2008

May 6, 2008

Exploring the Forest...

Some fun new ideas I've been playing with lately.

It's been one of those weeks...
Our show opening at Harbourfront was really great and I have some pictures I want to share of some of the other work and exhibitions that were also opening that night. Trevor and I had a fun time and our friend Christy gave us a behind the scenes tour of some of the studios which was neat. We got to see what some of the super talented resident artists are working on.
Jill and I did the TBS show on Saturday which was good, nothing too exciting, I bought some cool powdered glass beads from Ghana which I am in love with.
Sunday night sadly was our last night with Sasha our wonderful dog. She left us on Monday at the age of 15 or so and has moved on, hopefully we'll run into her spirit here and there. That was really sad for me as she was my first and only pet to date and truly one of the most graceful dogs around. We loved her very much.
And to top it all off... yesterday I bit the pavement riding my bike, I fell trying to avoid a cop car, and when I went back over the tracks my wheel got stuck and that was it. I went down hard. Luckily I won't ride without a helmet and no broken bones, just a lot of blood and some nasty road rash. Could have been worse!

Now I'm back to making beads... and on to the next.

May 4, 2008

Oh That's So Five Years Ago!

Often imitated never replicated...

Glass work above by Tosca Teran - concepts by me (5 years ago)

It's good to see that my ex-studio partner Tosca Teran of nanopod studio (work shown above) is keeping my style alive! I suppose I should take it as a compliment. What else is there to do really, after all I was the one who offered her the opportunity to experiment on my torches when she said wanted to learn flameworking.

Now the age old problem that many artists experience plagues me too... Maybe it means I've really made it as an artist though, now that I'm being knocked off? Who knows but let's look at the bright side right?
To see more of my work check out my website ehmeglass, or look for it in various publications.

Remember to do your research friends, strive for excellence, quality and support the real deals out there!

ps. more fun summer stuff coming very soon.

May 1, 2008


Looking for something to do this weekend?

Come visit TANK fire + metal at the TBS Spring Show. We'll have great deals on vintage lucite bundles and handmade glass beads! Lots of vendors with a huge selection of beady goodness!

Toronto Bead Society
Spring Bead Fair

Finished jewelry, Findings, Tools, Kits, Classes, Sterling Silver, Swarovski, Ethnic, Pearls, Vintage, Semi-Precious, Lampworking, Handmade Beads of Glass, Ceramic & Polymer

Saturday May 3rd 10am - 5pm

Downtown Toronto YMCA
20 Grosvoner Street
Between Yonge & Bay Streets.

Admission: $5 ($3 with flyer)

Subway: Go north of College and south of Wellesley

Parking: Available at the Coroner's Court car park across the street from the YMCA. Green P parking available at Wellesley, first block east of Yonge.