Hello, My name is Christina Nixon Cole, and I torch my art.

I'm a glass, micromosaic and silver jewelry artist. Welcome!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lampworking class next Thursday.

One spot left for the begining glass beadmaking class.

This class is intended for the curious, "I think I want to try it" artist. Learn how to make your own Handmade Glass Beads. Following a brief introduction of equipment and safety information, Christina will teach you how to make basic wound beads by melting glass in the torch flame and wrapping it onto a stainless steel mandrel. Some design includes silver application, use of unique glass and clear encasing techniques. Make a bracelet out of your new collection of beads.
6 Hours $115


Call or email for more details.
858-722-9456
torchedart at gmail dot com

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Easy way to find colors ......Frantz Color Palette

Sometimes it's difficult to know what colors are what, especially with all the glass companies out there. Thanks to Frantz, we have an easy way to find what we need.

The list is organized by color: red, blue, yellow, green, browns, pink, purple, black, transparents, light opaque, dichroic, and silvered glass.

Here are some examples of what you can find. The bar on the bottom provides clickable thumbnails to read more about the color.

Enjoy.






Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ladybugs Listed on Etsy


Millefiore Chips are up again. My cute ladybugs are ready for summer.

$9 for 25
$17 for 50

no charge for the shipping and handling.

Monday, July 5, 2010

CIM color chart

I LOVE some of these CIM colors. Here is a great website that has all the colors.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Silver Casting Class


Cast sterling silver mask with glass grapes, enameled silver leafs, glass vines, and ribbon.

Casting class coming soon. Contact me to sign up.


Was Mermaid and figure of a woman, sterling mermaid tail cast in cuttlefish.


Feather silver bar with macrame adjustable bracelet.

My Husbands wedding ring. Cast sterling with plated gold.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I'm getting Braces soon.

I've had TMJ issues for most my life. Actually, July 4th will be the 20th year of having it. I was 13, having lunch, taking the first bite of a hotdog, and my jaw popped and locked open. Somehow I managed to unhinge it, but the pain was breathtaking.

So, I've had enough, and getting braces again to try to fix it. Despite the eight years of braces when I was a kid, about nine more months should help with some of the damage. We will follow up with a night splint specifically made for TMJ.

I will post pics when I get them on in a few weeks. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the adventures of spacers.