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I'm a mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend. I'm a self-taught potter. I make beads from clay and jewelry from my beads. Follow me on my online journal as I toss around ideas from my life and from my studio.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Best Laid Plans

Well, we have had beautiful spring weather here. Yesterday my husband and I made very ambitious plans to start digging up a new plot for our garden today! Well, this morning I woke up and it's raining. So IT'S A STUDIO DAY!! Bye!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Catch Up

I went away for a long weekend to celebrate my 25th Anniversary. Technically, it's not til August but it's too hot to travel in August. We went to Nashville. We both took our cowboy boots. We hit honky-tonks every night. Slept til 10 a.m. at least. I checked out a bead store but came home empty handed. (How did that happen) I did stop at Barnes and Noble before I left and picked up a book to read on the plane. It's called Metalworking 101 for Beaders by Candie Cooper. http://www.candiecooper.com/index.htm It was just what I was looking for. I've been experimenting with copper wire and now I'm ready to tackle sheet metal. I'm looking forward to incorporating some handmade metal findings, the clunkier the better for me, into my ceramic beads and jewelry. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Art Bead Scene Challenge

I entered this necklace in the Art Bead Scene February Challenge. Read about the challenge here. http://artbeadscene.blogspot.com/2010/02/february-monthly-challenge.html I received the red pinwheel focal bead in a bead swap from Marti Conrad. Check out her etsy store here. www.martic51@etsy.com. I thought the red color and the pinwheel design both went very well with the February theme of the Challenge. A painting called Luna Park. I called this necklace Luna Roja. Red Moon. I added turquoise glass beads and brass findings and chain.

Heart Bird

Besides beads I love making little birds. I just gave this one to my granddaughter for Valentine's Day. I always make a big heart cake for her Daddy cause his birthday is Feb 13. So I had to have something for her. I make my wings in lots of styles but this one has heart wings.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I've been installed

This is a new one for me. My brand new neighbors were remodeling their new home. They came by my Studio Sale and bought, among other things, a tile I had done in black clay with a red heart on it. They recently told me I should come look at their completed kitchen. They had my heart tile installed in their backsplash. I was so excited. I apologize for the picture. Not a lot of natural light so I had to use flash. But here it is.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Welcome to my blog. I've been toying with the idea of a blog for some time now. It's like an online journal where I can verbalize, what's the word for verbalize in writing, my thoughts and share ideas in my life and in my studio. I hope you'll follow me and get a glimpse of design projects in progress. I can't wait to get started.