Blue Foam

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I will be surprised if this stays in my store for any length of time. The blue crystal that was on this teal blue glaze looks like lovely blue foam, almost like an ocean wave. So pretty. See it here.

Rustic Turquoise Ceramic Bead

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I added this bead to my store today. I realized I didn’t have any of my lentil shape ‘ocean wave’ beads in my store because they have all sold.  I went hunting in my stash and found this one in a turquoise glaze, which I had also applied an under-glaze onto in order to achieve […]

1000 Beads Book out for Preorder on Amazon

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I got the acceptance letter a few months ago, the last day of October actually.  I didn’t really believe it until I saw the index where my name is listed on Amazon.com.  Many of the beads are available to preview. Mine are not included in the preview but I’m on pages 294 and 352.  Here’s […]

Turquoise Square Beads

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These beads have all been turned so their holes face one another.  As you can see, their patterns are not exact or uniform, perfect for the project where you are aiming for a similarity between beads, yet want that unique touch.  I put them in my etsy store this morning.

Summer Pinks

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I am beginning to stock up my etsy store with some bright spring and summer bead colors.  Take for instance, this beautiful dusky dark pink sprig and pierced bead. I used the end of a pen to make the small circles, which adds a lot of negative space/interest to this bead, in my thinking that […]

What I’m Working On …

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 I took out a couple of stoneware clays and step by step, came up with the beads in the second photo. I started off with a ball, smashed it with a texture on both sides.  Wrapped a noodle of white stoneware clay around that circle. Next I textured the sides with a small knitting needle, […]

Blueberries on a Bead

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Fruit on a bead … what a concept!  I had some of these decals and a light colored red bead in which to apply it. I only made this one.  It is available in my etsy store.  Yay. For the Potters:  Ceramic Arts Daily has  a new downloadable PDF file on making glazes.  Here’s the […]

Welcome 2014

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Howdy and hello!  I just added this sweet bead to my etsy store.   It’s a glaze I have played with in the past and I think it is visually more interesting with the addition of iron oxide decals, of my own creation of course. 2014 is exciting. I have two beads which are appearing in […]