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!