Wednesday, March 2, 2011

BTW - A nearly clean slate!


Heather Powers of Humble Beads, created this wonderful idea of showing what's on your bead table on Wednesdays.  These are bronze pieces I just pulled out of the kiln late last night. They've been tumbled and are patiently waiting for me to come in and put patina and other goodness on them to make them all shiny and pretty.

Often late to the party, this is my first time posting my bead table. But I have a very good excuse. Until Sunday night I couldn't actually see my bead table because it was shockingly buried in piles of things that the chaos creator in me refused to acknowledge as an unsightly disgraceful mess.



I spent much of Saturday and all day Sunday sorting, organizing, cleaning and generally grumbling to myself that I should do this more often. Like clean up after myself every day. Look at that would you. Vast expanses of useable space! A virtual paradise of tidiness. It's a clean slate and I vow to keep it this way. I've even picked up after myself 2 days in a row. Mum would be so proud.



This is the piece that came out of the kiln that I am most pleased about. (Never mind the carbon buried under my thumb nail) It's a bead that did not collapse. Yeah! Now if I could just get the shot from the tumbler out of it so it's more of bead than a rattle, life would be nearly complete.

Happy Wednesday!

What's on your bead table?

14 comments:

My Life Under the Bus said...

OMG *LOVE* that bead !!! and LOL - "A virtual paradise of tidiness" I didn't know it but this is what I need!!!...a paradise of tidiness....heaven..and yes I will also have to tidy up today because everytime I try to work everything is either sticking to my arm or rolling off the table! Ack

Happy Wednesday! : )

Courtney said...

Your desk is amazing! :) And, that bead/rattle is pretty great also.

Lorelei Eurto said...

i kind of like the idea of a rattle bead. :)

mairedodd said...

you did it! there is clear space - i had to take my picture today elsewhere... all in good time...
love love love the work! that bead is most gorgeous! i will now be peacefully stalking your shop...

sharon said...

Awesome bead!!! Love it!

I always love to see bead tables, messy or not, it's yours.

missficklemedia.com said...

Excellent job on the clean slate! It is amazing how much clutter weighs us down mentally.

I love your new bead! I want it and I want one of your bitty birds in bronze with verdigris patina.
You should sell those. (You know it's a good idea.)

sundownbeaddesigns said...

I hear you, I feel like I clean up my workspace, and as soon as I start creating I've dragged out SO much and just leave it! The cleaning up after myself is exhausting. Your bead is Great!

Judy said...

I just LOVE the new bronze pieces...gorgeous! I am in need to cleaning my table, I can hardly find my tools!!

Mary Newton Designs said...

Oh, I love the bead(rattle)!!!!

barbarasfernald.com said...

Two things will move me to get out my bronze clay now: The price of silver ($34.96 today Yikes!!) and the beautiful bronze tube bead you just took out of the kiln.
Nice work on the bead and nice work on the bench.

stregata said...

LOVE the tube bead!!
And your bead table looks awesome! Absolutely drooling over your pendant bail - it is fantastic!

Lori~Studio Waterstone said...

gorgeous bronze beads! and it does feel wonderful to have a clean slate to work on.

Kristi Bowman said...

Your beads is very cool, all of the bronze looks yummy. Which bronze clay did you use? I need to get back to doing more beads. Have a load of Hadar's in the kiln I can't wait to look at. Should be cool by now.

Rebecca said...

I am very impressed with your lovely clean bead table - I wish mine ever looked like that!! ANd truly awesome bronze beads! WHat a beautiful shade. I have just blogged about your lovely blue birdies and used one of your photos to illustrate it - I hope that's ok.

http://songbeads.blogspot.com/2011/03/still-supping-up-soup.html