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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Just for me

I often make art to sell but this time, I made earrings just for me. Can't wait to wear them.

Falling in love with crystals

I've started stringing beads and crystals on wire and making earrings. I've never used sworavski crystals before - they are far more beautiful in real life than in photo. I'm having great fun doing this. If you check my etsy store, you can see which earrings I've got for sale.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Clay Monster's Sculpture

I finally convinced Jim to take a clay class and he's turned into a clay monster. The class assignment was to make a sculpture 36" in any direction. After Jim's first sculpture fell apart in the kiln, he made this one. It hasn't been bisque fired yet. It's low-fire clay with assorted underglazes on the extrusions. After reading about extruders and seeing extruded work, Jim made an extruder from a caulking gun.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My New Earings

Being a state employee, I had today off. I spent the day in the sewing room working on a dress. Then, I got out the earring parts and the beads. I forgot about dinner. I forgot the mug of tea I had made for myself. I forgot about everything else and just played with beads. Here's the results.