I've been working like mad this week, trying to get ahead while feeling like I am just falling more behind. I hate that feeling. My body tells me that I am working too much but my mind tells me that nothing is ever enough. I am behind in shipping, haven't even started an article that is due on Monday and I need to glaze all that you see in the photo above tomorrow. I don't like to whine and I try to keep that to a minimum, but..... boo hoo.
As you can see, I have a lot of great pieces in the works for my next update. Some of you may recognize this large focal from Bead Soup a few weeks ago. I sent my partner, Barbara Lewis, one and she made an amazing necklace with it. A lot of people asked if I would be offering them, so here they are! They are quite large and quite a statement piece but oh so beautiful.
I said I would never makes these guys again and here I am, making them. I had to make one to replace one that was broken so I figured that I might as well make a bunch. I know there are some of you out there who have wanted one, so here is your chance. Probably the last chance. ;)
This sweet bird pendant comes out of my own line. I call it Yesterday's Bird.
I only made one group of two-sided beads this time around. They are a bit labor intensive, to be honest, and I am not entirely sure I can price them where they need to be and still have people buy them. Does that make any sense? People outside of ceramics might not realize how much time goes into making pieces, especially when it comes to the way I glaze. Pricing can be difficult...
So anyhoo, that is a small preview of what I am up to. I hope to have them all glazed and fired by Monday and possible put in the Extra shop sometime next week. We shall see. :)