I saw kim Field’s (http://www.northfiredesigns.com/) Owl beads. They are beautiful! Kim is a Michigan Glass artists friend of mine. (We take breaks at random shows together.) From what I hear, she is a great teacher too.
I have been fascinated with feathering glass ever since I saw Sarah Hornick’s ( her blog — http://blog.glassbysarah.com/) glass demonstration. She pushes the glass around with a tungsten pick. Pretty good demo. She has unique techniques up her sleeve.
Owls are mysterious creatures to me. I never get to see them up close for too long. They hide from me. I googled some owl pictures , and combined those images with the dzi dot’s and warring state dot “eye” patterns. (I have been practicing Dzi beads for a couple months…At my Etsy shop)
This is an owl with dot eyes. His feathers are raked and feathered with a pick.
Hm…Thank Kim, for the idea. Thank Sarah, for the feathering encouragement, and Dzi beads. What would this owl be without them.
Maybe he is a “Harold?” hm…. I have another I named Willber, I will have to share him some time.
Enjoy! (Maybe “Harold” is At auction)