Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Is it autumn?

Etsy Shop Update - Wednesday the 19th at 9 pm EST

I've got some autumn inspired beads and bronze going into the shop tonight at 9pm EST.  It's a smallish kiln load of beads this time. But packed full with some beautiful autumn colors.

It's definitely showing signs of autumn here in my neighborhood. Bits of red and gold peeking through the trees as some of the leaves start to turn. I love this time of year. I love the cooler temperatures. I love the color. I even like the rain. And we have had a lot of rain. Buckets and buckets of rain. It's good napping weather. But no napping for me. I'm gonna get the last of the bead listings ready to go.

Happy Wednesday

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BTW - Switching Gears

Bead Table Wednesday and this time without a lot of words. I have an awful cold and I can't write without talking to myself and this cold is making it oh so difficult to speak. And yes, I was that kid in primary school who got in trouble for reading books out loud during quiet reading. Mrs Peterson, I still read out loud, usually at home, mostly recipes, and never in airports.

I've switched to bronze this week. That's a little pile of new, mostly autumn inspired, bronze pieces. That's what they look like after the clay is dry and I've gone in and cleaned them up. Looks a little like ginger snaps to me. I have no idea why every thing in my studio reminds me of food. But it does and I think it best not to probe too deeply into the deep recesses of my mind.

Here's a few of those same pieces fresh out the kiln. Ugly. They come out all crusty and quite unappetizing.

Wire brush, tumbler, patina bath, buffing, sealing, and Voila! Finished pieces. Now I am off to find a box of tissues and listen to the kiln click on and off as the next batch fires. Sniff Sniff Snuffle

And maybe I will click this picture to go check out what's happening in other peoples beady worlds this week.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Coming Soon

I am back from a lovely weekend with my children and the grand babies. It's a little hard to get back into the studio because my mind is with the babies. But I figure if I issue myself a challenge I can switch gears. So with no further adieu....

Etsy shop update Thursday the 6th at 9 pm EST.

Lots of beads and just when you thought I'd gone all earthy on you, I changed things up with some yummy jewel tones. Here's a little sample of what's coming up. There are even a few buttons in there. Why? Just 'cause sometimes I get this wild notion that buttons might be fun to make.

This is why it is so darned hard to switch gears. Love these grand babies of mine.