Monday, September 30, 2013

Not so Naked Polymer Clay

This is a follow up to yesterday's post where I shared completely Naked Polymer Clay pieces.
Today I'm sharing some of my favorites nearly finished.
Gilders Paste/Wax was used to color all these pieces.

Whatever I don't sell at the show this coming weekend you'll see in my shop soon after.
Even if I sell them I'll remake some of my favorites.

NW Bead Society Bead Bazaar
October 5 & 6
Comcast Arena
2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett WA


Naked Polymer Clay

Today is the last full day I get to play in my studio before the
NW Bead Society Bazaar this coming weekend.

Yesterday I worked mostly on Polymer Clay and here they are in their naked unfinished state.

Drops in lost of colors and textures

They will look so different once they are painted or stained or whatever I end up doing with them today.
No matter what I'll be getting my hands dirty!

 I used a different technique on these beads, a little less Wonky and more consistent.
Can't wait to see them finished!


 I love the black ammonite!

Large Drops
I hope you can join me for the show and see what all these pieces look like when I finish them.

NW Bead Society Bead Bazaar
October 5 & 6
Comcast Arena
2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett WA


Saturday, September 28, 2013

AJE Earrings Challenge Reveal 18 weeks 37-38

I'm playing catch up a little bit on this reveal.
 I know I'm behind, no idea how much so I'll just keep plugging away,
 if I make 52 that's cool if not that's ok too.

I have 5 pair to show you this time, I seemed to be really in to using fiber this time around because 3 of my earrings have fiber accents on them.

These Lavandula earrings start with amazing Lampies by Jen Cameron of Glass Addictions. I added a pair of my Polymer Clay Sea Urchin discs and a big of Fiber wrapped in copper.

Blue Jean Baby

These Blue Jean Baby earrings start with wonderful Glass Headpins by Diane of Sowzere then I stacked some Turquoise Sari Silk a colorful Greek Ceramic bead a glass bead and a pop or red with a little Czech glass bead like the cherry on top!

Burgundy and Brass
I made these Poppy drops in Burgundy start this next pair off, then I scrounged around my stash for the perfect rustic Brass bead and another touch of Sari Silk to finish these Burgundy and Brass Earrings.

Super cool Electroformed Lampwork beads by Leah of BeadsOfPassion sandwiched between some earthy Czech glass beads and Mesh Dangle in Copper that I made finish this very raw Industrialized pair of earrings.

Polymer Clay Headpins stacked with amazing HavanaBeads Lampries and topped with a pair of my Leafy Polymer Discs. Perfect for our coming in to the fall season.

All 5 pair are available in my Etsy shop.

There's still time to enter the October Component of the Month Giveaway!
Go HERE and leave a comment.

Check out all the other entries in this weeks reveal below and come back in 2 weeks for the next reveal.


Friday, September 27, 2013

October Component of the Month

Here's the inspiration behind my October Component of the Month over on the Art Jewelry Elements Blog.

Take a look and enter for one of 2 chances to create using these pieces,
click HERE


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Northwest Bead Society Bazaar

It's hard to believe the Northwest Bead Society Bazaar is only 2 weeks away!!

October 5 & 6

I'm doing some new displays mostly for the new Polymer Clay work I've been doing and I really need to get on it and get things put together and organized!

For anybody who doesn't know they are in a new location in Everett this year!!

I'm hoping to have at least one pass to give away a little later but I haven't received any yet.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Wonky Bead Blog Hop REVEAL

A little over a month ago I invited my online friends to create jewelry using what I call Wonky Beads.
Wonky Bead Blog Hop original post
Each set is a mixture of different shapes, sizes, colors and texures.

Today is reveal day!!!

One of my participants is having computer problems and can't link up.
Here is the wonderful necklace made by Linda Landig!

Check out all the participants using the Linky Tool Below.
Check back during the day because participants will be linking up as the day goes on.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Earring Challenge, Reveal 17, Weeks 35&36

Coming in to this one a little late. I was gone all of last week and only just got a pair of earrings made. I'm in serious lust with these so I thought I'd better share them on the Earring Challenge even though the day is almost over.

I call them Tide Pools

They start with a pair of Bronze components I made long ago. I haven't used bronze in quite some time but I happened to spot them and because they had that extra off center hold I immediately remembered I had some of Jen Cameron's amazing headpins that were for a Component of the Month some time ago that I wasn't able to participate in. They are a perfect match!! I created the niobium earwires and embellished them with a beautiful Czech glass bead that matches the lampwork almost exactly and wrapped them in Copper.

These are available for sale HERE in my Etsy Shop.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Shop Update

Just a small update in my shop today.
Here are a few of the items included.

I plan on adding a few more bits and pieces tomorrow.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Scarab Focals

Remember those little Scarabs I shared a few days ago HERE well these are Scarabs on steroids!!
I created the first one by hand, I spent hours shaping and carving each line
 and then I made a mold of it and these were created from that mold.

Black with Patina Gilders Paste

Black with Brown

Ivory with Sandalwood Gilders Paste to darken the recesses then Patina for the lovely green color.


Earring Challenge Reveal 16 weeks 33-34/52

The weeks are just flying by!!
Time for another Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge Reveal!

My first pair are Copper Drops made using Burlap as the texture and lots of Czech Glass beads dangling from the bottom!

My second pair I call Garden Party, they start with Poymer Clay Barrels with vines and leaves as their texture and cute little Flower Charms with Sea Urchin texture danging from them.