Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Extra Shop Update TOMORROW!

Double Sided Porcelain Beads
 
The day: Thursday April 26th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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Every now and then I make a batch of beads and components that I don't really want to part with, and this is pretty much one of those batches. I have to remind myself that I need to eat and pay bills so hoarding them away is not really an option. At least I can always make them again, right?  
 
The double sided egg beads above are so dreamy I can hardly stand it! 
 
Porcelain Jewelry Rings
 
It's been a long time since I made these very useful rings. Some people like to use them as toggle rings while others turn them into charm holders. 

Secret Garden - Porcelain Pendants
 
I started playing around with this idea a little while ago. I love the negative space created by the leaf shape cutouts. I left them smooth and unglazed with a little secret...

Secret Garden - Porcelain Pendants
 
...color hidden inside. It's subtle but I really like the way they look. All classy and stuff. :)

Porcelain Bracelet Focal Piece
 
These are fun pieces that I made with bracelets in mind. They have four holes so that you could make double strands to wrap around your wrist. 

Flat Disc Porcelain Beads
 
I haven't made these disc beads in a while either. Every time I make them I want to keep them for myself, I have so many ideas for them! Argh, I need to make more!!

Large Open Leaf - Porcelain Jewelry Component

Lastly, I made these large open leaf pendants. They measure approximately 2 3/4" long so they are here to make a statement! 

To recap: 
The day: Thursday April 26th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE
 
Hope to see you all there!  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Support my boy

Me and my boy

See that cute guy in the photo with me? Yep. That's my boy, Scott. I don't tend to get too personal on my blog but I wanted to introduce you guys to the most important person in my life and also give you a chance to support his most recent endeavor. 

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Scott is a professional musician and has made his living as such for over 20 years. To say that I am impressed by his talent would be an understatement. Not only does he play a multitude of instruments, but he plays them really well, and he sings, and he writes great songs. If you are a fan of the Adirondacks here in New York State you may be familiar with his original music as the soundtrack to several PBS specials on the topic. He's the hardest working man and the kindest person I know, and I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world to have him in my life. 

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Scott has owned and operated his own recording studio for years and has recorded over 50 CDs, most of which has been his own original music. He's starting work on a brand new album and I'm pretty excited about it, but he needs some help in order to finish the project. Below is a link to his Kickstarter campaign. Please watch it and donate if you can, but just as important, please share this link and help to spread the word. He is off to a great start with this fundraiser but will need all the exposure he can get to reach his goal. :)

More Scott info!
Kickstarter project 
New Facebook page: Scott B Adams Music
New promotional video: Summit

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Extra shop update Thursday April, 12th

Porcelain Cherry Pendants

The day: Thursday April 12th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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I have a fun bunch of pieces to offer you this week! Starting first with the cherries above. Cute, aren't they? And perfect for Spring!

Porcelain Swirling Leaves Pendants

Swirling leaves, another great focal made from a large antique button. 

Porcelain Acanthus Pendants

I haven't offered these acanthus leaves in my component shop in a while. They take glaze so nicely, I am always thrilled with the results. :)

Porcelain Bunny jewerly components

Bunny charms sets! If know if it features bunnies, it has to be good. 

Porcelain jewelry components

Here is another set of charms that would work great as earrings. 

Porcelain Lotus Heart pendants

The Lotus Heart pendants have lots of detail and dimension. 

Porcelain Heron Pendants

Lastly is the Heron pendant. I have never offered this design in my component shop before, it is usually reserved for my own jewelry. But I figured what the heck! It's April! It's Spring! And it's lovely, I think, and I hope you think so too. :)

To recap: 
The day: Thursday April 12th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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Hope to see you there!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry

Porcelain and a Ton O Beads Necklace

A little while ago I received notice that a necklace I made will appear in the forthcoming Lark publication, Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry: Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork. I'm pretty excited, the say the least, seeing as how Lark is one of my favorite publishers. Their books are nothing short of edible; a veritable feast for the eyes!

The necklace I created is one of those Everything but the Kitchen Sink kind of deals. I went a little crazy.

Porcelain and a Ton O Beads Necklace

The main focus of the piece was created using some free form porcelain pieces I made a while ago. I saw the Green Girl Studios butterflies at BeadFest last summer and knew exactly how I wanted to use them. They have a bunch of tiny holes along the bottom which were screaming out to have clusters of seed beads attached. So I listened to them. 

Porcelain and a Ton O Beads Necklace

The rest of the necklace is comprised of various glass and natural stone beads. I linked them all together with copper wire. I just love a good linky chain!

Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry: Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork comes out in August and is available for pre-order on Amazon. Just take a look at the cover! I can't wait to see what's inside!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Extra Shop Update Wednesday, April 4th 2012

Half Dragonflie - Porcelain Jewelry Component

The Place: Round Rabbit Extra
The Date: Wednesday April 4th 2012
The Time: 12:00 PM, that's noon EST
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Half Dragonflies - Porcelain Jewelry Components

I've made the full size version of these dragonflies for years for use in my own jewelry but when I sat down to make them last week this is what happened. And I think I really like it! What do you guys think?

Thistle - Porcelain Jewelry Components

Thistles! I think I made the mold for this design around four years ago and have never used it. What's up with that?! I have no idea.  

Porcelain Jewelry Components

I may or may not have made these large focals for my component shop, I can't actually remember. I do know that it is one of my favorites to use in my own jewelry. It's so regal and fancypants. 

Porcelain Jewelry Components

These pieces are just a simple yet elegant medallion. 

Birds - Porclelain Jewelry Components

It's been a while since I offered my birds in my component shop. I needed to make a new flock for some of my upcoming shows so I made a few extra to share with you all. :)

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Giraffes!

Flies - Porcelain Jewelry Components

And finally, I made you flies! Yes, flies. These are flies of valor. Not to be confused with any other kind of flies. They will be sold in pairs and are perfect for earrings or to use at little charms.

Just to recap...
The Place: Round Rabbit Extra
The Date: Wednesday April 4th 2012
The Time: 12:00 PM, that's noon EST
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Hope to see you there!