Saturday, May 14, 2011

Extra Shop Update on MONDAY!!

Birds! Porcelain pendants

I will be having an Extra shop update on Monday starting at noon!
First up are these large birds. I've been using this piece in my own work for a while and it is safe to say that they are one of my favorites. They are big and bold and the kind of birds that says, "Are you talkin' to me?" Whatever that means...
If you would like to see some examples of these birds in action take a look here, here and here. (note: the dark green bird tried to make a run for it and broke his tail feathers, so he won't be able to make it to the party, sadly...)

Porcelain jewelry components

These are some fun connector type links with a stylized dandelion design.

Lizard skin porcelain components

I really love how the lizard skin pieces came out. The detail is fantastic and gives them a rather unusual look, especially with the wonky holes.

Porcelain jewelry components

Nor sure what to call these pendants.... fan leaf? Yep, that will have to do.

Stenciled porcelain components

Here are some of the pieces from my stencil experiment. They turned out pretty cool, though the black slip did not stay as black as I would have liked. I will be mixing up another recipe and giving that a go the next time. But I really like the faded, antique look of this batch, so it was well worth the experiment.

Porcelain pod beads

And lastly we have the nightlight pod beads. I didn't glaze them all because I had no idea how they would turn out and didn't want to ruin them all at once if they looked like crap. But guess what?! They look freaking awesome!!!! Good enough to eat, I say. There are two smaller hollow beads there as well that are pretty cool, too.

So that's that. The update will start at noon EST on Monday in the shop, which is right here. And don't forget, you can see everything as it is listed if you check out my Facebook page. Hope to see you then! :)


19 comments:

Cazz said...

Love the birds and the lizard skin. Especially like the blue one in the front middle.

Helen (Secret Lentil) said...

THOSE PODS. They are even more amazing than I dreamed. Of course I like the unglazed ones, but they are all luscious LUSCIOUS I SAY! Nice work.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

OMG I will take 1 of everything, if I can get in I'll be throwin' elbows. :-) Thanks for holding off till Monday so I can participate.
Shan

THEAjewellery (lesley) said...

Ditto OMG - it's all delicious and I want some!!!

Janet said...

Those birds are so wonderful!
I will be watchin with bells on!
beautiful Nancy!

Abeille à miel said...

These are beautiful! I definitely could use some of these for my new designs! I'll be visiting your shop soon! :)

Linnea said...

Love the square flower beads (and all the other stuff you make). Have a lovely weekend!

Andrew Thornton said...

Yum yum! Everything is gorgeous! I'm particularly digging the rusty pod at the bottom. It's divine!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love the fan leaf design, but I think they look like some kind of evergreen tree branch...I would call them evergreen!

Jane said...

The fan leaf design looks a lot like a papyrus plant!

SueBeads said...

Love the fan leaf ones! And all the rest too!

Claire Maunsell said...

Lizard skin ones are amazing and I am a sucker for any kind of hollow bead....:)

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

They all look great but I love the pods!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

YUM! Loving those pod beads! Especially the matte ones! Nice collection for a Clay Rock Star - seldom studio slacker… I've been so out of the studio and in the garden for the last month. My clay is calling me, and I have a feeling it's going to start yelling quite soon… Great Work Nancy!!!

maria said...

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it this time...Everything gorgeous as usual :)

Sandra said...

Oh how I love the rectangular links, the lizard skin connectors, and the fan leaf pendants! I want some! But I suppose I'll be teaching when you post these tomorrow. :(

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Very cool, Nancy. The pendants in the 4th picture look like the picture in your May 5th post!

Kathleen said...

so pretty and i love the colors.

Gold Charm Bracelet said...

They look so cool and beautiful in various colors and shapes and designs.But more interesting would be to see the assembling and creating of trendy and fashionable jewelry.