Getting my spring/summer collection ready. Check out these fabulous Mermaid style pendants on my Etsy shop http://www.mermaidbeach.etsy.com
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
http://www.mayahoney.etsy.com/). I love the macrame stringing she used to design the necklace too. Julie does beautiful work! I am in love with this necklace:) See more of her work at http://www.1batiklady.etsy.com/.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This is my newest glaze design which I absolutely LOVE!!! The finished glazing process resembles a loose watercolor painting. Very loose and fluid, the colors mingle and blend forming a wonderful blend of spring colors.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Very sweet.....these are my newest monogram/initial beads. Approx. 3/4 inch squared they make the perfect charm for a unique and personalized necklace design. Hang them on a chain and add some dangley charms for an eclectic and one of a kind piece of jewelry.
Friday, February 3, 2012
I love to to paint so.......I have found that adding some of my polymer clay embellishments make great additions to my little shabby hand painted signs (you can find more of my shabby signs on my other etsy shop at http://www.southernfroufrou.etsy.com/). On these signs I have added a sweet pink rose, heart and various beads to add a dimensional effect. How sweet are these:)
Monday, January 30, 2012
This little heart turned out so sweet. I just love faux ceramic look of this fun little heart. I have it strung on hand dyed silk cording....it's ready to wear:)
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Saturday, August 13, 2011
So, in case you didn't know my big dream is to get my own kiln one day and work in pottery/ceramics. I absolutely love ceramic beads and pendants. That's the main reason I started working in polymer clay...it was the closest thing to pottery I could find. It's fairly easy to re-create the look of ceramic with polymer clay. Sometimes I think p/c may be easier to work with than clay. However, the earthy feel of working in clay can never be replaced. On my quest to work with earthen clay I have delved into the world of air dry clay (which is simply clay that doesn't have to be fired in a kiln). I really love working with the a/d clay as anything that can be created with fired clay can be done with a/d clay. Only problem is that it is not near as stable and strong as kiln fired clay. It's great for making beads and pendants as long as you make sure and seal it with a varnish or sealer. My next project is to take some of my pieces to a ceramic studio and have them fired (this gets a bit pricey when you only have a small amount to fire so I'm waiting until I get a large batch ready before I take them in).
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Here are some photos of my latest 'test' beads in coral hues. I just received my crackle glaze this week and am so excited to start using it in my designs. It adds a totally different look to the beads. Kind of looks like a faux raku fired bead. I like to stain the crackle with a bit of distress ink to add a vintage effect. I'm still playing with my crackle varnish but I'll post more pics as I get them.