Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Not too long ago I posted a few pictures of my necklace for the Beads-of-Clay pendant swap. There is nothing like seeing a photo of one's jewelry on a computer screen. The more I looked at it the more I felt that the orange beaded tube just looked out of place or not really a part of the necklace. Today, I tried adding a Vintaj chain to the necklace and I think I like it much better this way. I certainly think it sets of Lisa Boucher's pendant even better than before. What do you think?
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I have my newsletter scheduled to publish this afternoon. If you are not already getting a copy you can sign
up for one right here on my blog. I have sections in the newsletter called Exciting News which is usually some self promotion, I have a Beady News section where I talk about bead events and other bead artists and jewelry designers, a Book review section, New Work section with lots of pics, a Classes section and the Specials section. This month I will be talking about the Beads-of-Clay blog, 2 wonderful instructional jewelry making tutorials and Lisa Boucher. Hope you will take a look.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
She sent me the lovely pendant above and I made a necklace with it.
Close up of Lisa's pendantt. I used an orange sherbet Russian Spiral tube which I made and wire wrapped carnelian beads to capture the feel of the pendant. For me it seemed to need those colors.
I use a Vintaj toggle clasp and Vintaj wire to wrap the beads.
I also made a bracelet with the four small beads she sent along with quite a few of my own beads.
This bracelet can also be worn as a necklace. Lorelei Eurto inspired this knotting design.
You can see more of Lisa Boucher's beads and pendants on her website. Thank you Lisa for sending me such lovely ceramic beads and pendant. It has been fun getting to know you and your work.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I am so pleased to be included in this year's Beads 2010. I have 2 pendants and 3 toggle clasps. I share this honor with many other ceramic clay artists including:
Wintchell Clay Works
Lisa Peters Art
Off Center Productions
Marsha Neal Studio
Chinook Jewelry Designs
The Classic Bead
Every Heart Crafts
Cindy Dolezel Designs
Golem Design Studio
Amazing Porcelain by Marsha Hedrick
Joan Miller Porcelain
The Classic Bead
Monday, April 19, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
The next one is from a spruce tree. I like the way the toggle bar completes the bough. This one is quite large: about 1 1/2 inches square.
This is a bracelet with a large toggle clasp. The bright green beads are also handmade from ceramic clay. The darker glass beads are Sea Glass beads from the Beadin' Path.
Monday, April 05, 2010
I love the Russian Spriral bracelet I made in the class I took at Market Beads a few weeks ago, but it just wasn't quite my style. So I played around with the components and added my own ceramic beads and came up with this design. I really like it. Do you think it looks more like me?