Sunday, September 19, 2010

Post Fest Post

Mostly visuals this time...shots of new and in progress work taken as I prepared for New Freedom Fest last Saturday and one photo of my booth. Whew. Exhausted.

(considering doing a tutorial of how I make those stripe-y eggplant colored beads in this first bracelet)

Friday, September 10, 2010


Good things come in small packages.

Shannon at MissFickleMedia was willing to undertake a custom order for me. I emailed her a simple sketch, she created some copper samples and now here several weeks later...Voila!

Shiny silver rings, very well made, in a variety of sizes. I will mostly likely patina them.

They will hold stones, gems, carved bits or maybe polymer with faux enamel once I work out construction. Silver is expensive (especially compared to polymer) but I love the role reversal. The silver will play the understated, supportive role and the plastic will stand in as the "gem".

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Order! Order!

I have a show coming up in 10 days. The fact of the matter is that this is the state of affairs.

I promise that the rest of my house is much cleaner. REALLY! My polymer clay work area is much cleaner and comparatively boring. But this is the "put it all together" table and so things get a little out of control. I will eventually get to the point that the mayhem starts making me cranky (like when you've over mixed paint and have ended up with some sort of muddy grey/brown) and my husband will say "clean your work table - you'll feel better".

Order is actually coming from chaos at this point and I am producing a steady stream of finished pieces, hoping not to pull an all-nighter before the show.