Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

beads of clay still wet  just made them this morning

It is time to wish all of you Happy New Year!!  


Here are some pics of what I have been doing lately.  


New double wrap bracelet I made for a Christmas present but the BIG SNOW interfered with out travel our plans.  Hope to be able to give it soon!!



Fun flea market find and the mold I made from it.  Also I cleaned it up first.  Didn't look this good.


The snow is still very deep on our deck.  That is all that shows of the railing.

I thought this year my word for the year would be "dig deeper."  That is actually a line from the TV show Bones.  I am choosing it because it has so many possibilities:  like take an idea and explore it further--make some beads and keep making them so see what new shapes and forms I can come up with.  Make a double wrap bracelet and then make another to see how I can expand on the idea.  And so on...
Another view of the bracelet showing off the the copper button clasp I made for it.


More stoneware beads.  Not yet fired or sponged off

And some more--digging deeper into ideas for shape and form.

Our mighty Spruce  looking very seasonal

HAPPY  NEW YEAR !!!!
may it be full of creative ideas for living, being and making





20 comments:

  1. Your beads look beautiful, and I love the wrap bracelets.

    Wishing you a wonderful year of 'digging deeper'

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    1. Thanks so much for the New Year wishes Alice and for stopping by with such sweet words.

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  2. Love looking at your process, they are look like they will be great pieces. I am always fascinated at how you work so small, my fingers get in the way too much!
    Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Hi Sharon, Thanks so for stopping by. So glad you like those beads. I am still pondering how to color them. Hope to figure it out soon.

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  3. Great assortment of photos (lovely work, too). I hope your 2013 is filled with joy, excellent health, and much creativity!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Libellula Jewelry and for the great New Year wishes and kind words.

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  4. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    1. Hi Gunilla thanks so much for stopping by and for the New Year Wishes. I think it will be a good one for all.

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  5. Thanks for sharing! Happy 2013,

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    1. Hi Kathy, Thanks so much for enjoying my post and writing in to tell me. I so appreciate it.

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  6. Look at all of the lovely things: beads, copper button, bracelet, wonderfully-patterned mold,and majestic tree, and snow. May we dig deeper in creativity and not so much more snow in this new year. Andrea

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    1. Hi Andrea, Yes we do indeed have plenty of snow for any winter sport we might like. Thanks so much for stopping by and appreciating my creations and word for 2013. I do hope to get out on my snowshoes sometime this week.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Sandra and for the New Year wishes!!

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  8. Oh my - look at that gorgeous bracelet - and THE BUTTON CLASP! I love this SO.MUCH! I must say, I am most intrigued by the button and the mold you made from it - I find it so exciting to see how new, beautiful beads can be made from "everyday finds" ! I wish you a blessed and prosperous New Year!

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  9. Mary I am a newbie in the ceramic component piece and I have learned so much from your youtube videos and your blog. Thank you for being willing to share.

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  10. Love that wrap bracelet, Mary!! And the mold is beautiful! What fun!! I will have to call you and make a date to come over...but meanwhile, Happy New Year! xo

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  11. You have such a fabulous talent, Mary, it's so much fun to see the steps of the process!

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  12. Beautiful winter scene and love the new bracelets and beads Mary! All the best to you in the new year. :)

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  13. Looks amazing....Nala would go crazy in that snow....so Miss Mary...might we be seeing those amazing copper clasps in the shop soon ;)

    Nice to be able to stop by...out shopping...ttfn xox

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