Wednesday, June 29, 2011

BTW June 29 2011

This is a last minute BTW, I didn't want to post yet another picture of my PMC pieces getting ready for the kiln, cause that is most often what is on my bead table. But I was playing with these fired leaves and look what a pretty flower they make!! Both of these Ammonite textures are available in my Etsy Shop.
I almost forgot, check out all the other Bead Table Wednesday photos HERE!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yummy goodies!!

Thought it was a good time to share some of my most recent purchases. I had so much fun using the stone connectors for the Muffin Tin Challenge I went shopping for more. I ended up purchasing 2 sets from StoneStudiosToo I'm going to be doing the Edmonds Art Walk next month so I thought I'd better come up with some new unusual and colorful stuff to tempt the Art Walkers.

Here's what I got from StoneStudiosToo.

I think I can do alot with them AND I think they'll go well with these lovely beads I got from TwoSistersDesigns This is my first purchase from them and I'm excited to get them!

AmberScript, so pretty I can't wait to see them in person!

I also purchased and received some new lampies from BBGlassArt, they are gorgeous as always. I even made a special order pair of earrings with them, we've been most impatiently waiting for them to arrive so I could make them!

Black Leopard...grrrrrrr


I know you'd love to see more, but that's all I have for now!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Muffin Tin Challenge Reveal

That was a fun challenge, and really put some pressure on to create some new pieces. I was able to make 10 pair and I would be very surprised if I get a chance to make amy more when I get home from work so I'm going to reveal this morning.
 I'm pretty tickled with what I ended up with.

First the last 2 pair of wedding earrings I'm making for my future step daughter in law's wedding next month. I'll reveal all 6 pair I did for the Bride and 5 Bridesmaids in another post closer to the wedding.

Sterling and Aqua Terra Jasper, I made each of the 5 pair one of a kind!

Sterling and Aqua Terra Jasper

Super cool Pam Wynn Polymer beads, sponge coral and turquoise with copper wire

Outwest discs and little polymer clay spacers with Copper Wire

Red Lampwork from SeaShoreGlass, Aqua Terra Jasper and copper.

LibelulaDesigns Lampwork, AllyBeans Stone connectors, enamel headpins made by me!

Lampwork Beads by bluhealer bronze flower charms by me!

Water Color Garden Blossom Lampwork by Ellen Dooley Brass and Glass beads and Enamel Headpin.

Bronze Sea Urchin Components (by me) Fossil Tubes Enamel Headpins

Cracked Agate and Brachiated Jasper Teardrops

CLICK HERE to see all who participated in this challenge!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Love My Art Jewelry: Spice Up Your Sunday...

I'm so excited to be featured on this blog!

Love My Art Jewelry: Spice Up Your Sunday...

I Heart Macro

I thought this might be an interesting Macro, relating to the work I do with Metal Clay. This is the tray lined with paper towel that I use when I'm filing and carving and cleaning up the green clay pieces getting them ready to be fired. The silver is done separately because there are other uses for it, but not really so much for Copper and Bronze.

These were taken with my 18-55mm lense and a 20mm extension tube.

A little Copper Curly Cue

Come join in the fun, see what other Macrolicious photos my friends have taken.

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Copper Component Shop Update

Some new and some relisted Copper Components for you this morning!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Did somebody say Muffin?!?!?

Well I'm gonna do it!! I'm joining the Muffin Tin Jewelry Challenge! I'm probably crazy for taking this on, but I have to finish the last couple Wedding Earrings so I thought I could include that in the muffin tin, and I've had a couple other earring designs in the back of my mind so I'm half way there already...right?

Who knew taking a photo of a muffin tin would be so tough!

bluhealer Lampwork, purple and rustic yellow Glass Beads

Polymer Beads by Pam Wynn, lampwork beads by OutWest and Ferrarioriginalbeads

Outwest lampwork discs, polymer clay rondelles and greek ceramic

Lampwork beads by SeaShoreGlass, Chalcedony briolettes and Aqua Terra Jasper

Macarroll Chocolate Crisp beads, Lampwork by Libelula and Carved Bone Beads

And so much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some of the tins have extra bits and pieces in them so I have some choices (translation I couldn't make up my mind!).


Art Bead Scene Blog: Muffin Tin Jewelry Challenge

Thursday, June 23, 2011


We actually got in the 70's 2 days in a row here in the beautiful Pacific NW, this morning not so much. It's lightly raining and I thought this might be an appropriate time for me to share some pictures I took a couple of weeks ago when it was raining more than lightly.

All of these photos were taken with a 18-55mm lense and a 20mm extention tube.


Droplets on a spider web

And I'm tickled pink I was able to upload the pics without any problems at all! Thank you Blogger.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

BTW...Everybody Loves Ammonite!

This is the closest I've ever come to production mode. The Ammonite texture is by far the most popular component I've made so far and although I have done some different shapes for some reason Square is the one everybody goes for. I have always loved Ammonite and I think I love these square ones as much as everybody else. I have 4 pre-orders and I'm going to fire an entire batch of just Ammonite Squares so I have enough to satisfy everybody for a little while, that's the plan anyway.

Here's what's on my Bead Table, technically not beads but they are a perfect match to so many beads!!

Please go to the BTW Page on Flickr to see what everybody has going on today!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Time to Play!!

Nuff said! :)


Hot Air Balloon

Last night my husband was in the hot tub and I was getting ready to join him, he yells at me come here and bring your camera!!!! So I rush to get my camera not having any idea what I'm going to see and fortunately I grabbed my other lens too cause I needed it. A hot air balloon had just about come directly over our house and was now coming out from behind some trees so I grabbed a couple of shots, changed to my longer lens and got a closer shot. There is a field near by where I've seen them land before so I assume that's where it was headed. It was going very slow and descending.

Girls barking at Hot Air Baloon!!! Such good girls!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New Bronze

Some new some not so new but in new shapes and favorite shapes. The most popular by far, Ammonite Squares and also Ammonite in 2 new shapes, long rectangle and leaf shape. And lots more!

I'll be listing these in my Etsy Shop throughout the week, as always if there's something you want speak up and I'll reserve it for you.

This is all right out of the tumbler, I'll be taking the torch to it to give it some of it's beautiful colors.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

I Heart Macro a Study of Poppies

Well mostly Poppies, I couldn't resist clicking some of the other beauties in my yard. Can you tell I'm enjoying my new extension tubes, these were all taken with my 15-55mm lense with the 20mm extension tube.

Gorgeous Petunia in one of my 8 baskets I have hanging around the house.

See the little tiny bug near the top?

Check out the other amazing close up photos!!

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