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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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Classes

Beginning

Glass Beadmaking Lampwork Class,

Gift Certificate

Beginning Glass Beadmaking Lampwork Class, Gift Certificate - San Diego, CA

Beginning Glass Beadmaking Lampwork Class, Gift Certificate - San Diego, CA Beginning Glass Beadmaking Lampwork Class, Gift Certificate - San Diego, CA Beginning Glass Beadmaking Lampwork Class, Gift Certificate - San Diego, CA Beginning Glass Beadmaking Lampwork Class, Gift Certificate - San Diego, CA

This class is intended for the curious, "I think I want to try it". 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. A variety of techniques will be learned from shaping the beads, pulling stringers, adding dots, feathering, encasing, and adding surface decorations.

You will be learning on an oxygen/propane torch in a studio setting with proper ventilation, seating, tools, equipment, safety, and an annealing oven.

Given that the beads need to anneal and cool down slowly in the kiln, your beads will be available at a later date for you to learn how to clean them and take them home. Accommodations may be made for the beads to be mailed to you.

Location: San Diego
Time: call to schedule your class
Class Hours: 6 hours with lunch break (bring your lunch)
Price: $115

An email will be sent to you after transaction with further information about the class.


Christina has her AA in Jewelry Design, and while working on her degree she became fascinated with art glass. She began taking glass classes and has studied lampworking and glassblowing. She has been creating jewelry designs since 1997, and she's been teaching glass beadmaking since 2000.

Wine stoppers, knifes, etc

I love making useful objects for the home. I hardly ever drink, but my favorite items are the wine stoppers. Customers also use them for massage tools.





Sunday, November 28, 2010

Beach Jewelry

I love going to the beach with my Husband and friends. One summer I found an obsession with finding treasures on the beach. Rocks, seashells, coral, and other ocean elements inspire this line. I also include sand by using it in my glass beads.








Book contest update

As it stands, I ended in 7th place in the book contest. We will see what the judges decide in a few weeks.

40% is from the public votes
60% comes from the official judges.

Who knows what they wanted, and perhaps there is a chance.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Book Contest, please vote for me

ANIMALS NEED SLEEP TOO
BY
CHRISTINA CCOLE



I am sir David,
Knight of pleasant slumber.
This little tale is told
by my lovely Queen Mother....

Dragons don't ROARrrr
their babys to sleep.
They cuddle and kiss them
'till they don't make a peep.


The iguanas up in the trees
hold tight to the limbs,
as they are rocked fast to sleep
by the lullaby winds.

Prince frogs chirp and croak
a sweet lullaby tune,
to all of his children by the foggy lagoon.


Whales whisper wishes
of happy good night dreams,
to all the little fishies
and to the octopus queen.

Dolphin Mom, Pop, and Calf
play all day in the water.
And when they turn in,
they doze off without bother.


Queen mommy tucks me in,
I'm a very brave Knight.
And she turns on with a click,
a protective night light.

As I fall asleep,
under the moon beams.
Pink unicorns prance
all over my dreams.