Wolf Art Glass Ceramic Poppy Wall Art Collection

October 13th, 2013

I have been busy getting back into making these gorgeous ceramic poppies! We add wall mounting hardware to each piece so they can be hung in eye popping collections on the wall.

All of these beauties are available for purchase at Wolf Art Glass on Etsy.

Wolf Art Glass Ceramic Poppy Wall Art Collection

Wolf Art Glass Ceramic Poppy Wall Art Collection

Wolf Art Glass Ceramic Poppy Wall Art Collection

How to Make a Copper Braided Wire Circlet

May 18th, 2013

I purchased this great very pliable copper colored aluminum flat wire at Michael’s. It is $5.99 for 5 yards. It should be in the section for beading and jewelry supplies.

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Now measure the circumference of your head using a flexible measuring tape or a non-stretchable piece of string and add 4 inches to that number. My head is 22 inches, so I will cut 3 pieces of wire 26 inches long.

Note: the surface of this aluminum wire can mar easily and remove the copper color, so use pliers that have rubber padding or a piece of paper towel to cover the wire before bending.

Next, bend about 3/4 inch on the end of each piece and hook them together to stabilize them for braiding.

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Clamp this end to a book, table or put it in a vise. Used a soft cloth or paper towel to protect the wire and the clamping surface. Now slowly start to braid. The braiding action is more like easing the wire from side to side and less like braiding a more pliable medium like hair or yarn.

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Your end will look like this:

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Now bend one of the ends around the other two and crimp flat.

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Next bend the other 2 ends back to form a hook.

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Take the other end and fold all 3 wires back on themselves.

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Cut a 1-2 inch piece of wire and form a flat ring. Slide this ring over the ends and press the ends to hold the ring in place.

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

The hooks should slide into the ring to hold it fast.

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Here is the finished circlet!

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Braided Copper Circlet Tutorial

Wolf Art Glass Blown Glass Suncatcher Ornaments in Texas Winter lighting

February 10th, 2013

We are finally having some wonderful overcast Texas winter days and the lighting is amazing. A perfect weekend to take some beauty shots of our blown glass ornaments!

All of these beauties are available for purchase at Wolf Art Glass on Etsy.

Wolf Art Glass Blown glass ornament suncatchers

Wolf Art Glass Blown glass ornament suncatchers

Wolf Art Glass Blown glass ornament suncatchers

Wolf Art Glass Blown glass ornament suncatchers

Wolf Art Glass Blown glass ornament suncatchers

Wolf Art Glass Blown glass ornament suncatchers

Handwoven Scarves – Rigid Heddle Weaving

July 22nd, 2012

My new scarves – available here:
ModernNeedlepoint on Etsy

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Silver Birch Trees in Spring Scarf

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Graphic Houndstooth Tomato Red Black and White

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Graphic Houndstooth Purple Black and White

Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern – Silver Birch Trees in Autumn

May 12th, 2012

I was weaving a blue and cream striped scarf the other day and I liked how the little horizontal blue weft lines crossed over the cream warp threads and it reminded me of lovely birch trees. So here is my first version of a silver birch tree scarf, this one in gorgeous fall colors. This pattern woven wider would make a great table runner and after watching PBS’s Craft in America Episode V111 last night all about threads, I may have to start cutting up my weaving to make into little art quilts.

The finished scarf is available in my Etsy shop here!

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Silver Birch Trees in Autumn Scarf

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Silver Birch Trees in Autumn Scarf

Rigid Heddle Weaving – Yellow and White Gingham

April 27th, 2012

As usual I am testing the limits of my threads to see how fine of a weave I can achieve on my 12 dent heddle. I wish they made finer heddles for rigid heddle looms, at least a 14 dent. I should have doubled up the warp threads on this one, you can see little spaces between the warp and weft and the weft likes to slide a bit since the weave is not balanced. Nevertheless, a good test of what I can get away with!

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Yellow and White Gingham

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Yellow and White Gingham

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Yellow and White Gingham

Rigid Heddle Weaving – Coral Pink and White Plaid Scarf

April 22nd, 2012

Today is another perfect day for weaving. I have the windows and doors all open since the morning is so cool and am weaving in the cool breeze. Bliss!

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Coral Pink and White Plaid Scarf

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Coral Pink and White Plaid Scarf

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Coral Pink and White Plaid Scarf

Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern – Houndstooth Check

April 14th, 2012

I am loving weaving on my Kromski Harp rigid heddle loom. This is a variant of a houndstooth pattern worked in Valley Yarns 8/2 tencel and 10/2 bamboo, one strand each (2 total) for the warp and weft on a 12 dent heddle.

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Houndstooth Check

It is a simple pattern, black in the first 2 slots and holes, green in the next two slots and holes for the warp, then 4 throws of black, then 4 throws green.

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Houndstooth Check

I am using one strand of black of both the Valley Yarn 8/2 tencel and 10/2 bamboo and one strand of Lemongrass 10/2 bamboo and one strand Olive 8/2 tencel. Using the two different shades of green gives it a nice depth.

Carrie Wolf - Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern - Houndstooth Check

Crochet Kindle Fire Cover Pattern

February 20th, 2012

My latest crochet pattern! I love my kindle fire and needed a soft and squishy cover to protect it when I am not using it. I chose to create a cable pattern since the cabling adds an extra layer of padding as compared to normal flat crochet or knit.

Carrie Wolf - Crochet Kindle Fire Cover Pattern

You can purchase the pattern in many places:

On Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kindle-fire-cover-crochet-cable-fish-pattern
On Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91906995/crochet-pattern-kindle-fire-cover

On Craftsy:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/Accessory/Kindle-Fire-Cover-Crochet-Cable-Fish/2119

Carrie Wolf - Crochet Kindle Fire Cover Pattern

Carrie Wolf - Crochet Kindle Fire Cover Pattern

Carrie Wolf - Crochet Kindle Fire Cover Pattern

If you like crochet cables, I highly recommend this book of patterns, very affordable and tons of patterns to learn:

Pansy Bridal Bridesmaid Necklace

February 14th, 2012

Carrie Wolf - Crochet Pansy Bride Bridesmaid necklace

For all of you Spring brides! Available in my Etsy shop here.

Crochet Pansy Easter Bonnet PDF Pattern now available

February 13th, 2012

Carrie Wolf - Toddler Easter Crochet Bonnet with Pansy

I first made this cute little crochet Easter bonnet about 4 years ago. I was messing around making hats and made this one without writing my pattern down. I also used a pansy flower design that was not my own. So, fast forward to 2012 and I finally have created the pattern using my original pansy flower design!

You can purchase this pattern several places:

On Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-pansy-easter-bonnet-hat
On Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92837841/crochet-pansy-easter-bonnet-toddler-baby
On Craftsy:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/Accessory/Crochet-Pansy-Easter-Bonnet-BabyToddler/5372

Carrie Wolf - Toddler Easter Crochet Bonnet with Pansy

One Red Bird

January 30th, 2012

One of my resolutions for 2012 is to make more birds!

Greenware Birds WolfArtGlass

Blown Glass His and Hers Wedding Goblets by Wolf Art Glass

January 29th, 2012

We worked entirely in pink and lime green color when we blew glass on Friday. These goblets look perfect together for a wedding goblet set! Available here in our Etsy shop.

Interlocking Crochet

Interlocking Crochet Colorways

January 28th, 2012

The interlocking crochet technique opens up a huge range of possibilities. The double-sided patterns are such a bonus, especially when working on blankets and scarves.

Here is a colorway that I have used in a baby blanket for our little friend Sebastian. This is a sample of the same colorway but with a different pattern.

Interlocking Crochet

This book has a great set of patterns and teaches the basics of interlocking crochet.

Interlocking crochet is pretty basic once you get the hang of it. You create 2 separate rows of double crochet filet, then each row is worked with a separate color through the mesh of the other color. Now, when I first bought this book, I actually threw it across the room because I could not figure out the stitches. I HIGHLY recommend that you watch these tutorials by the author before you start.

http://www.interlockingcrochet.com/video-tutorials/interlocking-crochet-video-tutorials.html

This pattern has a different patterned opposite side, some have the same pattern with just the main dominant color reversed.

Interlocking Crochet

Interlocking Crochet

Much more to come!

New Pottery Bowls

October 21st, 2011

Some of our latest work!

Pottery Bowls

Pottery Bowls

It’s all about ornaments right now

October 20th, 2011

All of the below ornaments and many more can be purchased on our new site devoted entirely to our art glass ornaments. We are blowing every other day to stock up for the holiday season, which has already begun!

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Pottery Pumpkin Patch Dishes

September 3rd, 2011

My new pottery Pumpkin Patch trinket dishes! They look great with antique silver serving sets and needlepoint:

Pottery Pumpkin Patch Dish

And, with our new Keurig and 70′s pottery mug:

Pottery Pumpkin Patch Dish

Pottery Bird Art Pendants

August 3rd, 2011

My new pottery bird art pendants on Etsy! These are inspired by those funky 70′s articulated owl pendants that are once again all the rage. Will I make an owl pendant? Not sure, but I have a ton of other birds to make before I get there.

You can buy the Meadowlark here:

Pottery Bird Art Pendants


You can buy the Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) here:

Pottery Bird Art Pendants


And my favorite – you can buy the female Belted Kingfisher here:

Pottery Bird Art Pendants

Crochet Kitty Cat Collar Pattern now available!

July 23rd, 2011

My pattern for these adorable crochet kitty cat collars is available for purchase here. Pattern also available on Etsy here. The hardware for the collars is also available.

I do also sell the finished collars on Etsy here.

These are so fun to make, the Omega nylon comes in 90 different colors, so you can make a collar for every occasion!

Crochet Kitty Cat Collar Pattern

Crochet Kitty Cat Collar Pattern

Our new online art glass ornament shop – GlassOrnaments.US is now open!

July 14th, 2011

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

We are having a super hot summer this year in Austin, TX but that has not stopped us from blowing new and beautiful art glass ornaments! We are working hard to increase the intensity and depth of the color combinations of our ornament suncatchers. All of the below ornaments and many more can be purchased on our new site devoted entirely to our art glass ornaments. Enjoy this Christmas in July treat!

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Blown Glass Ornament Suncatchers by WolfArtGlass

Check back throughout the year as we continue to add more beautiful ornaments!!

GlassOrnaments.US