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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.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

LAST DAY TO POST A COMMENT Happy Birthday Giveaway

Okay I've been talking about it and overthinking it. I was going to have a giveaway when I reached 20 followers. But by the time I got around to it I had 24!! And today is my birthday so I'm giving YOU a present. Just leave a comment and be sure to wish me a Happy Birthday and I'll randomly pick a winner. You will receive at least the pendant pictured and maybe I'll throw in some coordinating "stuff". It's a surprise!! If the winner is one of my non beady friends or fam I'll string this on some cording so you can wear it.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Remember I said I had joined a Bead Soup Party. This is way better than a cookie exchange. No calories. I thought it would be easy to put together a mix of one of my pendants, some coordinating beads, a pretty clasp. Not so easy. I agonized over it for a week. I put together two groups and waited and waited. One group became a statement necklace for another challenge that I'll post about later. This group went to Jen. Check out her blog. Her style is way more colorful and fun than mine. But I bet she can do wonders with these. I can't wait to see. She is sending me a group of beads too. A focal, a clasp and some coordinating beads. Then I will make something with her beads and she will make something with mine. We don't have to use all the beads in one project. Then on June 19th everyone will post their finished piece on their blog.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Besides clay I love working with metals. My favorite is copper. I just learned how to make these fabulous copper headpins for making bead dangles and such with copper wire and a torch from this post at Art Bead Scene Blog by Lynn Davis.
Can't wait to use these in a design. But for now I'm just having fun making them. I love copper with clay beads. Both are so earthy and warm.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's the second Wednesday!! There's a great giveaway over at Beads of Clay Blog featuring these prizes from me and lots of other prizes from from Beads of Clay members. Go check it out. All you have to do is leave a comment and you could be randomly picked to win these prizes. What have you got to lose.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bead Soup Party

Another Swap. Another challenge. It's a Bead Soup Party

Check it out here and stay tuned for the results. I'll post about what I send to my partner. Then what I receive from my partner. And then I'll post about the piece I create with my partners beads, and what my partner creates with mine. I can't wait!!