Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Big Kick and Metal

I saw a write up on one of the blogs about this little machine and it really caught my imagination. Tonight I came across this great post and found it very helpful.  Go over and check this out.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Art Bead Scene Holiday Ornament Blog Hop

The Art Bead Scene is having a Holiday Ornament Blog Hop>This should help get us in the Holiday spirit. If you would like to join in  head over  and check it out.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Paper Clay from Beads of Clay Blog

Beads of Clay has an interesting post this morning on making Paper Clay. I've always been curious to try it, but a little lazy about mixing up a batch..Laguna Clay Co. carries a variety of premade paper clays but it's difficult to find in my area.Below are a couple of photos of wall hangings I'd like to work up in the paper clay.

IF you find that you are curious to learn about mixing up paper clay please head over to the Beads of Clay Blog and check out this great visual how to's encouraged me to give it a try.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday

Getting ready to take photos( please sun, cooperate)..then editing and Etsy listing ...packing and shipping as well are the focuses for the day.
Wish I had a personal studio assistant to help me..However, I find having someone else in the studio mostly a distraction and one of the very few people I Can have in the studio lives in Hawaii..I live in assistance in the studio is not happening..better stop whining about it.

I'm discovering these new glazes are requiring some refiring  ..learning which designs work best with them and how to wipe the glaze off before applying the next layer is proving a little tricky. Sometimes they are knock out gorgeous, other times ,certain pieces seem a little spotty.