It has been a really long time since I've done a "what's new" blog post!
I don't know, maybe some of you came for the beads instead of the family pictures..?
Nah! Anyway, I promise to share with you photos both of my current creative projects as well as beads actually available in my etsy shop!
What's new? I put some work in my potter's group's saggar fire this weekend. I probably threw 75 beads in the fire. They won't be done for a while, but I'll post pictures as soon as I get them back. This photo is my friend Kim's pot after it has been sprayed with a ferric cloride solution.
Copper wire makes reds and linear patterns when fired
I think I will be attending more Potter's Echange Events this year since I have decided to do trunk shows verses live shows. This is a good thing, since our group is always hosting learning and sharing events and it really helps me to expand my work. :-)
Air travel and taking off of my office job once a month for the past two months has taken a toll on my Etsy listing and my blogging frequency.
I have a few neglected yet patient shop owners calling me (multiple times) and asking for more work. I get a little cranky with monkey's on my back,
I filled all the bats in my studio on Saturday and came back and filled them all again on Sunday. I even have one shop that sells my pottery. I do this to keep me grounded though I don't think it could ever be my focus. Pots aren't my natural love, but it is a really awesome skill that I would like to improve on.
Starshine's art-- watch out world
So-- all the beads shown here have been added to my etsy shop this week.
What do you think? What would you like me to make while I am in my production blitz?