Friday, December 14, 2018

Offering Necklaces

Here's the scoop. I am offering these for you for $20 plus $3 shipping. Email me.

 Red Swatch   Red Lentils SOLD

Silver, White and Black. SOLD

White, Black and Red knot necklace.
Let's Go Green. SOLD
 Seeing Red

 Sea Glass SOLD
Silver Orbs
 Copper, Gold and Black SOLD

 Triangle Pendant SOLD
 Rainbow Slices SOLD
 Red Slices between Black and White. SOLD
Polka Dots

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A Little Kitsch

 Living proof that just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Here is my white elephant gift for our Knit Wits Christmas party today. 
 Inside is a glass holder with a vanilla votive candle, thus declaring you wouldn't want to drink out of this mug. The theme here is peppermint and mittens, and on the cap, beaded donuts. All polymer clay.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Triangle Pendant

Triangle Pendant with polyclay slab, spiral, rod and knot beads, glass and dichroic glass beads. Purple chain link.
I got a really great lesson on clasps and findings and how to work them from my sister. I'm feeling more confident about these pieces looking more 'professional'. 
Starting on Friday at 9am EST, I will be putting these pieces on sale here on the blog, all for a minimal amount of cost, with the funds going to charities. Fair warning.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Gold, Copper and Black

While everyone is out shopping (do you still go out, or is it all online?) I'd rather stay home and make stuff. Here's what's new. Lentil beads, with spirals and short tubes. All polymer clay.

 The mannequin finally changed her t-shirt. Phew! Lots of reflection on these beads, but you get the idea.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Silver, White and Black

 I felt I was getting too traditional and went back to Funky beads. Yay!

 Planning ahead, at last, I made all the beads with holes big enough to slide the plastic cord through. There is only one glass bead in all of this. Silver leaf on polyclay, with transparent, pearlized and regular clay.

The long white beads were made last week, waiting for the right beads to join. I love the look of porcelain beads, and aimed to copy them.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Seeing Red

Over several days I have been working with red orange and translucent clay and without a planned finished look. So I strung, unstrung and restrung beads until I liked the look.
Halfway through I knew I needed to make some more beads to add to the mix, which meant more unstringing, but so worth it. There is no end to what is possible with this stuff. I love it.
 Polyclay beads, worked over aluminum foil, lampwork beads, glass and wooden beads, magnetic clasp.

Polyclay beads, with glass lampwork beads.

Polyclay beads, with pearlized effects, glass and metal beads.
 OK just one more...aqua glass, turquoise, and of course polyclay beads.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Let's Go Green

 Knots, tubes, spirals and spacer beads of polyclay, with various glass and wooden beads.

For this necklace I was inspired by these cuffs I saw on Pinterest. I made a large block of twisty snakes and then cut them into rectangles, making the centerpiece and six tubes of the same clay. I am learning so much from You tube, Pinterest and artist websites. 

 I saw a video of how to store Skinner blends and other prepared sheets of clay. Plastic page protectors cut into fourths! Genius.