Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Owls Are Back!


Gosh, it's been a year since I made any of these. Where did the time go? But some of you asked and I could not refuse. Besides I like these little guys. Six colors including a purple tummy owl that I really love. Of course, I love just about anything purple. Not lavender. Just a nice dark purple. Ok, I like lavender in spring. I'm quite seasonal (fickle?) about my color favorites.


Sometimes when I'm making beads, a new shape sort of spontaneously appears. I don't think too much about it. They just happen. These are a cross between a lentil and a coin bead with fluted edges. Or maybe they are squashed melon beads with holes in a different direction? Or maybe they are a new bead shape called the amoeba. I might start naming all of my beads after micro-organisms. Next up the paramecium followed by the spirochete.


This was a glaze experiment. I don't usually use this glaze on this clay because in the past it's gone all drippy and weird. But I like it now. Kind of reminds me of winter with that frosty blue.  I have no idea if I will get this result again because I can't remember just what I did to get it in the first place. Notes might be a good idea but then that seems way to organized.


Have I ever told you how much I like making bead sets?  It's a sort of sophisticated form of procrastination. I don't generally glaze them with any particular sets in mind. I could (and sometime do) spend ours mixing up different shapes and colors of beads. I tell myself it is work all in the name of getting that Etsy shop updated. But the truth is I like playing with beads.

Speaking of updating the Etsy shop, I'll be putting the owls and beads up tomorrow night.

Thursday, 4 October, 8 pm EST

12 comments:

Shelby Foxwell said...

Love, love the eggplant tummy owl! I'm seasonal too. Your bead sets are gorgeous!

Beverly Herman said...

I love the new tummy colors on the owls. I wear my crocheted bracelet with the owl all the time. Your creatations have always been some of my favorites.

Patti Van said...

I love your owls! I just used one last week that I have been coveting forever! And, I love the bead sets!!

Lesley said...

Your owls are the best LeAnn - I still have a little fella I can't bear to part with but he could do with some company...love the purple!

steufel said...

It's been a while since I was surfing the net - your owls make me smile. So cute, LeAnn!

Kristen said...

LeAnn!!!!!!!! You really rock my world with your creation! I love the new bead and yes OWLS!!! Keep playing with bead and make us all smile!

Courtney said...

I have been waiting for owls! and bead sets, what more could a girl ask for???

Laura Twiford said...

"a sophisticated form of procrastination" I like that one. Think I'll hold onto that for awhile :)

vicki said...

LeAnn-- I love the owls--( strike that)-- I'm obsessed with the owls. They are the cutest ever!!
Vicki

windrock studio said...

Love the owls and all the beautiful colors and shapes of beads ~ great work!

Mellisa said...

Love it all! I'm awaiting the paramecium :)

Cindy said...

LeAnn, your sweet little owls are a classic! They each have their own personality. :-) Your new bead sets are beautiful...I'm particularly fond of bead sets that include a mix of shapes and colors like you feature here. Just love the colors you have chosen for your latest sets.