Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mad Scientist Handmade Glass Beads

Each year, I love making Halloween beads  I just don't want to make just the traditional ones, but add in a few different styles.  Black cats are expected and of course I do them, but it's good to have some unexpected ones too.  So years ago, I started making "Mad Scientist" beads.  I love designing crazy hair that stands up- kind of Bozo the Clown meets Einstein, and of course add in goatees, beards and the important flask of undetermined chemicals.  I'll be making a few more this year, so feel free to contact me if interested. 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Growing Crazy Mushrooms ...

I think I have mushroom envy.  My friends are posting photos of purple, green and multihued mushrooms from their yards.  Honestly, I was feeling kind of left out.  Oh yeah I have a few mushrooms, but they're brown, and kind of look like pancakes that have set out too long.  So what does a glass artist do?  Well of course, we make what we don't have.  I decided to make some with faces.  Why not?  This blue one is hanging out on my tree roots with some moss.  A perfect place for him.

...and he needed someone to keep him company, so this one has little arms and pink cheeks.  Must be a younger version.

Have to say I was fully entertained making them, but I need to get back to my usual lampwork glass beads.  Please follow me on Instagram - @MarcyLamberson  or on Facebook @StudioMarcy

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Flaming Bacon Tiara Quandry

The Flaming Bacon Tiara Quandry... the other day on facebook, I posted a photo of a Flame Tiara that I had made. I had used a filter (Oh I felt so artistic) and many of the folks who saw the post thought I had made a bacon tiara. Which made me laugh, because that is not beyond something I'd do. Honestly, I love bacon almost as much as i love a good flame. (that's what we use to melt our glass- 2,000 degrees of flame) So I took a non filtered photo of the flames in the sunlight. See the third photo and folks agreed, that does look a lot more like a flame.
So I cooked up some bacon and made a bacon tiara. (see left photo) I learned a few things... 1. just cooked bacon can not be held together by packing tape. It doesn't stick. 2. I can not ignore bacon or the scent of it 3. T pins work great for holding your bacon together for the quick photo 4. a little bit of saran wrap will protect both the bacon and your hair from each other.
In conclusion, artistic filters don't always achieve their goals when used, bacon is tasty any time of the day and I will make a glass bacon tiara one of these days. Because it would be fun!
If you are looking for either a flame or a bacon tiara - made on a metal base, please message me.

You can find me on Facebook by searching StudioMarcy or Marcy Lamberson, or join my private group "Glass Art & Beads by Marcy Lamberson".  You can also find me on Instagram @MarcyLamberson or on Pinterest too.    Catch you later!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Neutral About It

I love working in glass with lots of color, but sometimes neutrals are a satisfying change.  That's the case with this seahorse (sold).  She has pink cheeks (CiM's Desert Pink for you glass friends who are wondering) but the rest is ivory, silvered ivory and some of Double Helix's murrine for eyes.  Her snout is one of the most fun parts to make- from thick to thin to widening out at the end.  It just takes a bit of heat control. So expect most of my beads to be colorful, because that fits with my whimsical style.  Neutral has a place in my heart too!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

I Missed You!

Hey, it's been a few years since I've seen you.  Have to try to remember how to do this blog thing!  If you are wondering where I am, please find me on Facebook.  There is a StudioMarcy business page, or if you're a friend, my personal page.

If you are visiting July 10-11, I'm having a glass bead & sculpture show on Facebook in Artisans Open Market.  Please feel free to message me, to find out how to join the fun.

Oh and I have a glass beadmaking channel now on YouTube.  Just search "Marcy Lamberson".  I know, so original!  Or how about following me on Instagram- @MarcyLamberson

Hope to check back in one of these days. Until then, take care. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

These are a few of my favorite things....

Glass handmade lampwork beads and sculptures by Marcy Lamberson.  You can also find me as StudioMarcy on
Bears and...
fish and...
flowers and....
a pig with wings...

These are a few of my favorite things!  

If you have a minute, pop by my online trunk show.

Starts tonight, Monday @ 11pm EDT and continues with new beads going up daily through Wednesday @10pm EDT.  Come join the fun.  Hope to see you there.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Feeling Like Spring

Glass Bear with flowers by Marcy Lamberson

It's Spring.  And as I always do, I get a little flower obsessed as my trees and shrubs are blossoming here in Atlanta.  The azalea, dogwood, cherry trees are done and just the rhododendron have lovely blooms.

When I have a lot on my mind, often it translates into glass. So recently, I've been making my glass bears with flowers inside of them.

I've always loved the encased florals (as glass folk call them) and it's a nice challenge to add that technique with sculpture.  We don't usually see that, so it's a little different and a lot of fun to learn.  And honestly, I have a long way to go.  These are nice, but I am working towards "spectacular", which might take a few years.  Lol, I'm not in a rush, but do want to make different kinds of flowers inside of beads.

If you have spare time, I have a 48 hour live auction starting in one of the Facebook private groups, "Limelight" starting tomorrow- Tuesday 9am EDT through 8am EDT on Thursday.  Here is the link if you would like to see what it is all about:   "Limelight "

See you soon!