Friday, October 31, 2008

New Jewelry

This is a close up shot of one of my new Peyote Stitch necklaces to be unveiled at the Artists' Studio Tour.
Here is a picture of some new chunky pendants on the new and stylish rubber cord with sterling silver clasps. The middle pendant has a Sterling Silver bail. These pendants are all made from earthenware ceramic clay. They depict wild plants that grow in the pastures surrounding my home and studio.

These are some new fused glass pendants and two bracelets of fused glass cabs.

All of these pieces will be on display at my studio during the Artists' Studio Tour next weekend.

Toggle Collaboration

Bev Szaton asked me to make a toggle stick for her stunning Red Jasper donut. We did all this through email. I felt very honored to be asked by her to do this. Here is her creation which I think came out beautifully.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Australian Beading Magazine

I just heard from Lisa Kan, fabulous lampwork bead artist and author of Bead Romantique, that her article about me has been published in Australian Beading. Wow!! She did a wonderful write up. Thank you so much Lisa.

Close up of one of my pendants in the magazine article

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Looks Like Spring Kinda

The garden picture is from yesterday. I am experiementing with a winter garden this year. And it kinda looks like Spring except for the dried Maple leaves lying around. And the beads they kinda look like Spring too. We hardly had a summer so I must be fast forwarding.
I was tagged and I have been so slow handling it that most of my fellow bloggers have been tagged too. This is a first for me and being a bit on the shy side it is not easy for me to do this. I will give it a try--hopefully by the end of the week.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gorgeous Dichro

Gorgeous Dichro that I used with students in my fused glass workshop this week. They were a great group and very creative.
And I have been Tagged. I will get to that probably tomorrow. I am working on a special order today and urgent deadline for planting next year's garlic.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Dark and Stormy Night

This month the Art Bead Scene theme is Dark and Stormy Night. I am thinking of some of my beads that go along with this idea well. I have a few others in mind that I haven't got photos of yet.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Art Bead Scene Submission for September

Above are two different photos of my submission for the ArtBead Scene September challenge. The theme for September was filigree. I used a lovely filigree piece in the center of the my handmade ceramic pendant. I wire wrapped some of my handmade ceramic beads and alternated them with wire wrapped mookaite beads. I used one of my toggle clasps. I really like participating in the ArtBeadScene monthly contest because I do work I might not try otherwise. I like trying new things and I like having to struggle within the parameters of the task. I am not completely pleased with my results this month but will keep working on it.

Raku Bead Video Part III