Monday, July 27, 2009
Today, I just wanted to mention my friends, Lydia Muell and BetsyMN, lampworkers of the highest rank, who are just great people.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Now, about the necklaces.....I only have ten entrants! that's fine with me, I guess, but it's more fun with more people! So, enter!!
After all.....how can you resist $5?????
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The necklace contest starts on Friday, that being the submission date for pictures of necklaces featuring lampwork. The style is up to you. They do need a title and I find it interesting that people aren't sending in their full names. Please give me your whole name.
I'll accept submissions through Sunday evening, and plan to have the voting starting by 9. (Life might get in the way, but that's my plan.)
Remember tell your family and friends to enter, and then tell them to vote. And then you enter and vote too.
I've found that many designers ignore lampwork, and I think it's because they just haven't seen it at its best. After all, a bead is beautiful, but a piece of lampwork jewelry is a beautiful bead that beautifully dressed.
Come on, let's show them!
Monday, June 1, 2009
I worked all day long yesterday on another web site. This one is an indulent site that will feature my writing! (yes....indulgent....) I want to try my hand at writing web site content for me. I'm writing it for other people, so why not for me? This one will be fun and funny....
the focus of classicinksmith.com will life and living.
Now, go vote....47 entries! And all of them worthy of your votes!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
We have some lovely entries....I couldn't choose a winner if I tried.....but I'd love to see a few more...a lot more....up to 50...heck, I'll take any entries that come along between now and Sunday evening.
So, enter....be a part of my contest.
http://www.LaurieByrneSmith.com How to enter is in the rules and guidelines page.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Some volunteer friends have been all over the site for me, checking it out, voting in the dummy polls and emailing me, even sending attached files so I can be sure that they work. But, I'd appreciate it if you'd do that too. I'll put in a link at the end of the blog. Don't abuse me, but if something doesn't work, I need to know now. Especially since making a change takes me ten times longer than it does anyone else.
Here's a link (I hope): http://www.LaurieByrneSmith.com
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Ian Graber and Tom
Brent Graber and Will Menzies
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Since I can't, I'm going to post about a dozen of the 129 pictures I took.....and I'm not going to label tonight...I will someday....not tonight. In fact, some day I'll put the best ones on a gallery page, so that everyone can see.....
Here you go.....Reef Day in Boca...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
How the heck I missed adding this Octopuss, I don't know.....I think that thought I already had, when I hadn't......clear as mud?
Can you say WOW!?
Shannon at work.....
More photo that I got from Jessica's FaceBook. Another case of not being sure if I didn't see them, or if they are new, but here they are......and aren't they lovely???
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
These are photos, many taken by Bonnie Weiss, that I removed from Jessica's (Boggs) Facebook albums...with her permission. If one of these photos shows an item belonging to you, and you would like the picture removed, calmly email me at email@example.com. We are in no way trying to violate anyone, we simply want to show off the beautiful glass work that has been donated for Shannon's Reef.
Contributors, so far, include Rose Leslie, Tara Roberts, Robert Mickelson, Marcy Lambertson, Laurie B Smith, Chico Roberts, Jennifer Umphress, Lea Zinke, Ofilia Cinta, Dawn Scannelle, Mickey and Madline, Josh Mazet, Lewis Wilson, CDMA, Cathie Roberts, Jeff McDougal, Shelia Morley, Josh from Lucid Visions, Paul Labrie and David Walker. I hope this list is complete, at least for the photos I have posted....and the list is not in a particular order either.
If you sent in work for the reef, and the photo is not here, that only means that I missed it, or that it hasn't been posted on FB. If you sent more than one piece and only see a single photo, then that's because I didn't want to show everything. After all, there should always be some mystery.
Last Saturday, I delivered my pieces for the reef and saw most of these pieces in person. And there's no photo on earth that can touch the beauty, the sincerity of the work or raw emotion that this whole project invokes.
The first photo is of Shannon and Jessica in happier times....2007 at a benefit to raise money for endangered species.
And here are Shannon's parents, Wayne and Jayne Hill
And now the reef....or its components....in no particular order...