Monday, November 3, 2008
The best thing about playing with clay is the ability to make your own beads and design them anyway you want! I have been a bead- alholic since the late 80's when my best friend at the time had taken up jewelry making it was the beginning of a life long career for her she does beautiful and unique work take a look at her website .
For me it was the beads, I fiddled around with making my own jewelry but I think it was just an excuse to acquire more Beads!! So coming full circle in this tale, I get to make all the beads my heart desires. The downside is I sort of thought it would be easier. I am starting to think that I have some sort of affliction that prevents me from being able to make round beads. I am having a great time learning and playing and trying to reach the Zen of the perfect round bead, and I am getting pretty good at making ovals and tubes.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Here are some samples of the earrings I have been cooking up with my ceramic charms. I have to say I am very pleased with the out come. I love simple clean looking jewelry so these are perfect to me. I made the earwires out of sterling silver and smacked them around a bit on my wee little anvil, a quite enjoyable experience hammering on the anvil btw :P