Thursday, February 26, 2009

Some friendly folks featured me in their Treasuries!

Maybe if I gave my husband this Silver Skull and Crossbones Medium Dog Collar by Blingforbowwow He would finally let us go find the "manly dog" this family of 3 girls has begged for!

Blingforbowwow was so kind to include my Calm Water Necklace in her Blues and Hues Treasury this week!

Here is a great set By Lovelandshadetree Tropical Kiss Crystal Earrings and the matching Tropical Breeze Necklace

Lovelandshadetree was so kind as to include my Ring of Fire Donut in her Hot and Colorful treasury of the same name!
FYI This treasury post is modelled after the wonderful posts Of Carol Dean Sharpe Aka Sandfibers and
I think it is a wonderful idea to thank the individuals who have featured me in their treasuries by featuring their sites here!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Bead Show Debute!

This will be my Bead Show Depute! I will be hiding behind the fabulous Joan Miller. If you are in the area, come on over and say Hello! It should be a great mix of Artisan Bead makers and commercial bead sellers.

(from the website)
Two Days!
Come and satisfy your need for beads!Lampworked glass beads, pearls, semi-precious beads, porcelain beads, pmc beads, clay beads, wired wrapped beads,agate bead, silver beads, pewter beads, brass beads, Venetian beads, stone beads...

Directions to the Inn at Reading: From the north: take 222 south to 422 east, exit at North Wyomissing Blvd, at first light turn right onto Park Road. The Inn is on your left. From the south and Philadelphia: PA turnpike to I-76 north to 422 west, joins 222 north, exit at North Wyomissing Blvd, left at stop sign, at first light turn right onto Park Road. The Inn is on your left. From the south and west:PA turnpike to 222 north to 422 east, exit at N Wyomissing Blvd, left at stop sign, at first light turn right onto Park Road. The Inn is on your left.
More info on the website

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Buttons!

Here are my new shank toggle buttons sporting spring greens. These buttons get me thinking.... Don't I need a new hat? One with a button of course.... Off to search.

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Work!

I have been a busy bee! I have been working on using a new recycled material and this is the second firing using this new material and method. Things have improved a lot from my last firing which was mostly experimental. I love these colors! They are bright and vivid and cheerful.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The beauty of Sandfibers

I promised to show you more of the work of Carol Dean Sharpe aka Sandfibers Here are 3 more wonderful bails that Carol made with my Potter's Wheel Thrown-Fused Glass cabochons. They are so beautiful that it is hard for me to imagine that I had a hand in their creation. Carol you sure make me look good! :-)
Spread some Valentines Love her Way....

Friday, February 13, 2009


Hooray! My Beads of Clay/Ceramic Arts Forum winter swap has arrived! I love them all! Now I have pieces from some artists I have admired. Somehow they all seem to suit me, the BROWNS by Marti Conrad and Lisa P Lloyd, and the very sophisticated black piece from Lisa Shifflett have all decided to make it to my neck before the end of the weekend! Happy Birthday Me!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Just finished!

Hot out of the Kiln!

She's Got Skills

Look at these wonderful goodies beaded by the even more wonderful Carol Dean Sharpe aka Sandfibers! Carol beaded up quite a few clay pieces for me to show as design ideas at my upcoming show! What a skilled and talented designer! I am such a lucky girl to know her! These wonderful pieces and more are on their way me! me! me me me!
So I say these pieces and more, I'll show you those tomorrow. So stop back!
Now go check out Carol's etsy shop and her blog

Up before the sun, Buttons!

Buttons! My Shank button shelf works! Hooray! I love it when a plan comes together! I see more buttons in my future. I may even have to invent more reasons to use my fancy new custom artist made shank button firing shelves. This Photo was taken at sunrise, as I can never wait to unload the kiln, especially when a firing contains so many experimental pieces. More pics later...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Feeling the Love!

Oh boy! Who would have imagined? I felt so lucky to be included in a treasury last week, still do! Guess what? I am featured in 2 treasuries today! Wow!
What a day! The sun is shining, I hear birds, and my kiln is firing with my hopes for dreamy pieces rising along with it's temperature. And more! My husband says he's OK, no hospital stay, and all is well.
I still haven't shown you all the beauty the wonderful Carol Dean Sharpe has created!!! But you could check out her shop to get a guess!!!

Long time no Blog!

Or does it just feel that way? This has been a crazy busy week including 2 doctors visits, labs, running a meeting, loading my kiln, firing it, wonderful collaborations, and my husband taking himself to the emergency room, and all these things happened yesterday!

I have lots of wonderful things to share, including beautiful pictures of work by the talented Carol Dean Sharpe aka sandfibers.... very soon... maybe later today even.

It is so dazzling I may have to split it up for you so that you can handle all the beauty!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Who would have known?

Who would have known that my jewelry donuts could be made into drop spindles? The wonderfully friendly Jesh of that's who!

You may have picked up on the fact that I am crazy in love with my tools. This is a tool after my own heart! Jesh's shop is full of gorgeous, gorgeous spindles and guess what! She is going to be making more spindles with my donuts. Jesh has promised to let us know when she has them finished! Go check out her wonderful shop!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Boy was I wrong!

My guess on the number of pieces in this firing was 200-400. I counted every last piece all 822 of them. No wonder my hands look like this!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Featured in a treasury!

The very nice Kathleen of included my Linen fringe Necklace in her treasury!

Thank you Kathleen! Beautiful!

Firing Again!

I am so happy to be firing my kiln again this week! I am going to have to count how many little jewelry pieces are in there when it's done. I make a conservative quess that it is over 200 but I have a feeling that it's more like 400. I hope my new goodies arrive via UPS tomorrow so that I can get right to work on experimenting with new colors in the glaze fire!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A peek at what's new

Here is a peek at some of the new goodies fresh out of the studio! These pieces where just what I was looking for.