Friday, December 20, 2019

More Organic Wasser Shapes...

What is so interesting about these organic 
Wasser Glass shapes is how they look 
dangling from the ear...

Whether you are coming or going,
they intrigue the onlooker.

And can be worn with either side face forward
simply by inserting the ear wire into the ear
from the back instead of the front.

Which is why it is so much fun to show you

They can have subtle nuances...

Or only make an outright statement from one side...

Even with my ceramic clay accents, these Fun-2-Wear
Earrings are lightweight.

Hand fashioned copper swings allow the clay, cultured
seaglass and semi-precious to catch the eyes of

As you make your own personl Fashion Statement!

Each pair is individual and unique...

Notice the Bumble Bee Jasper and imagine it
pollinating your favorite bloom...

Bet you can't pick just one pair!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tis the Season for Wasser Wearing

Just when I thought I'd never again see the magnificent 
array of Wasser glass patterned colors, a package
arrives from my dear friend Emily with some
breathtaking Wasser Glass shards...

All the more reason to plan to reverse your earrings
for wearing either way!

Semi-precious Jasper ovals are the perfect complement
to many of the speckled, colorful surfaces...

And seem to work as accents for either side.

New for me, this copper wire swing (with a twist) 
which holds an oval stone under the Wasser shapes...

And just when you thought it couldn't get better,
the other side astounds!

I call this pair Spotted Cat and you can see why; it
seems to be all set to jump through the cultured sea glass
black loops underneath...

Then the reverse of spotted cat with the missing 
spots...and missing cat, replaced by red & green
strokes against a black ground -
Oh what fun!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

WINTER Classes & Workshops at Community Arts Center

Winter Workshop
Medium: Ceramics, Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor(s): Bond, Nadia W. Hanselman, Barbara
Date: 1/7/2020-1/10/2020 
Location: Community Arts Center, Full Ceramics Studio
Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM EST Tue Wed Th Fri
Tuition: $165.00 Additional Fees: $15.00

Winter Class
Medium: Ceramics | All Levels
Instructor(s): Hanselman, Barbara
Date: 1/13/2020-3/2/2020
Location: Community Arts Cener, Handbuilding Room
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM on Monday
Tuition: $330.00 Additional Fees: $25.00
Winter Class
Medium: Ceramics | All levels
Instructor(s): Hanselman, Barbara
Date: 1/16/2020-3/5/2020 
Location: Community Arts Center,Ceramic Studio Annex
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on Thursday
Tuition: $235.00 Additional Fees: $25.00

Winter Workshop | Available
Medium: Ceramics, WORKSHOPS | All Levels
Instructor(s): Hanselman, Barbara
Date: 2/8/2020 (one day)
Location: Community Arts Center, Ceramic Studio Annex
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM EST on Saturday
Tuition: $60.00 Additional Fees: $7.00

Friday, November 29, 2019

Fun Earrings for Winter Wearing

You can never go wrong with Wasser glass
and hand painted clay discs...

Wasser glass 'Swiss Cheese' style 
with Mykonos glazed clay coins and turquoise 
glass Marquise flats supporting it all.

Mykonos high glazed clay shapes, wired
together by weaving with an Earthenware
"Sputnik" hangie underneath.

Mint Jullep "Swiss Cheese" style Wasser glass
shapes suspended from a hand formed copper
hook & jump rings'''

Stoneware "button mold" beads which look woven
and topped with stacked wood discs and
Bonn Beads Picasso Czech trades.

Smoky Quartz chunks swing nicely from
clay button mold beads acc ented with lemon
yellow African trades and horn tubes.

Then back to double Wasser shapes under
a stoneware hand painted ring and copper...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Making Ceramic Beads & Pendants

Making Ceramic Beads & Pendants

Ceramic Beads and Pendants can take all sorts of
shapes and sizes...

For instance, these textured clay discs have been
connected by a C-lon crochet cord to form a necklace.

These interesting discs could become earrings
or a necklace as well...

And these large discs and lone spirit hole
are connected with Bonn Beads Picasso trades
and blob beads making a subtle statement necklace.

Earrings emerge using pairs of fun clay beads...

Even a pair of button molded tic-tac-toe clay
beads accented with Labradorite drops

or large textured clay discs complemented with
beach glass shapes

become Fun-to-Wear clay creations...why not
plan to join us at our next adventure in 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

More Crochet-ing with Beads...

...Found this really nice waxed cotton bead cord 
at Blue Santa Beads, Media, PA. I t has a nice twist
to it and is not overly waxy to the touch.

This is the C-lon 400 cord which works nicely with
my glass and ceramic bead pieces, found objects, etc.
I did get a bit carried away with this one which
ended up being over 8 feet long - 
What a Wrap!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

A Necklace for Yvonne

A simple piece of driftwood found on Martha's Vineyard
transforms one of my reversible clay pendants into
a natural statement asking to be worn...

Autumnal Earrings

Clay Beads made in my Monday Bead Class
are transformed into earrings...

Stoneware slabs accented with Robin's Egg
Underglaze, suspended from Mykonos bails.

Perferated Scroddled Stoneware Slabs
suspended from the same Mykonos
bails and 16 gauge copper rings.

Handcut tumbled glass discs by Emily Cohen
Catfish Studio, stack nicely over extruded
stoneware ovals accented with terra
sigillata and underglaze.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Crochet a Necklace with Beads

If you can do a chain stitch 
and nothing else crochet-wise, you're in business! 
Simply gather together all those 
leftover beads you have enmassed from past projects,
load them onto some S-lon cord and you're good to go...

Your finished necklace will look more like this
when you wear it especially if it is over 72" long!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

ORANGE, It's Not Just For Halloween Anymore...

Speckled orange Wasser glass shapes 
arrived from Emily Cohen yesterday, just in
time for Autumn earring fashioning...

Many of my Spirit Hole discs have a touch of this 
unryhme-able color, so including an orange
Wasser shape in them was a no-brainer...

The flecks on the orange glass are complimented
by shades of green, so Coke bottle sea glass
was a natural go-to...

Thanks, Emily

Wasser Glass Swiss Cheese Shapes Make Fun Earrings...

All of my Wasser glass & beach glass 
components are from
Emily Cohen, Catfish Studio...

Even the lavender JADE semi-precious retangles
in the above pair came from Emily...

Talk about wearing something folks will
have to gab about 
- coral, aubergine & turquoise -
Oh, MY!

Or this sophisticated pair called, 
"Give Me a Hand,"
complete with two grey cat heads...

All fun and easy to wear AND
bound to start a conversation!