Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2nd Saturday State of My Studio Beads of Clay

It is 2nd Saturday at Beads of Clay and I am linking up to the post with these pics from my studio on Saturday, April 9.  This pic above is of the Gauguin inspired flowers I am making.  Here they are all glazed in my special mix of layers to create that intense tropical red I am hoping for.  Actually now they are fired and some are in my Etsy shop and a pic of them together will be on my BTW post tomorrow.

On Saturday I also glazed these beads so that they would come out close to a denim blue.  I am using some of these to make a bracelet for the 7000 Bracelets project and blog hop coordinated by Lori Anderson.

The blog hop is on Saturday April 16.  I have finished my bracelet and the cool part is that everything part of it is handmade except for a bit of chain.  Thank you to Sweet Bead Studio for the spiral clasp tut.


  1. Wonderful beads Mary! I signed up for the 7000 bracelets then forgot to give Lori my details how dumb eh?! Maybe next time I will be included, but cant wait to see what everyone will do. I wish I had bought a kiln that I could of used for ceramics and the Lampwork together! People say you shouldnt use them for both but with a good vacumn my friend in Houston said she does and it works well...grrr. Your ceramics are so wonderful. Soon Im going to get a toggle or 2 from you..my husband keeps saying where is your money? lol.

  2. Hi Mary, those blue beads turned out beautiful, i am also doing a bracelet for the 7000 bracelets of hope.Thanks for all of the kind words of concern for Jack it means alot to me to have friends like you for encouragment. ttfn L:)

  3. Ooo - Very Blue-ti-ful Mary! :) Love that hue. Can't wait to see your finished bracelet!

  4. Had to go to your shop and drool over the red flowers :) The blue beads are awesome and I can't wait to see what you have created for the blog hop. I lost track of the days and didn't get signed up in time, oh well. It will be fun to see what everyone created!
    Have a wonderful week!

  5. Mry in RE of your Q I have a chili Pepper kiln.
    Now I need a ceramic kiln when I can spit out another $600. awww we learn and we learn dont we!

  6. I love the beads especially with the bead caps and chain. Awesome job!


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