Teal Dingbats

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I am such a fan of these little star shaped patterns. I never can remember if they are called dingbats or wingdings.  When I googled it, I saw they are called ‘dingbats’.  Weirdly enough, Microsoft Word calls them wingdings. So I dunno …. either way, I love them!  Everybody has them in their word processing […]

Multi-Colored Beads

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These are some beads I blogged about earlier before they were fired.  The decals are some that I drew and created on a spirograph.  Others are simple free copyright dingbats from the computer keyboard. It seems as though ceramic artists all over the world are now utilizing iron oxide laser decals.  When I was at […]

Sapphire Sprig Bead

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This is an ironstone clay wrapped with three porcelain sprigs. I covered it with Sapphire Green, a newly discontinued glaze from Mayco and fired to cone 1.  Mayco has is pretty much discontinued all of its gloss series, in favor of the Foundation series. According to the Mayco website, the Foundation series has some exciting […]

Bead Experiment

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  I have fallen in love with putting sprigs on beads and on the stringing holes ( bead caps).  I think it is because I have had a longing to work with metal beads and not had the opportunity. That is why I decided to begin treating beads as though I were working with silver […]

Textured Pink Rounds

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I do not know why these beads came out with this funky texture, but it happened and I like it. I have some small golden decals that will fit in in the small areas and I think they would provide a lovely contrast to the ruggedness of this bead.  Pretty in Pink, glamorous, and rugged […]

Heart Mugs

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I was asked to make these and I am happy they are now finished.  I came up with the design of simple red hearts on a mug after one of my instructors at TCC, Karmien (Sweetie) Bowman, gave me a wonderful critique after seeing some of my beads. She said that I should start thinking […]