Wednesday, August 26, 2009

RIP Senator Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy passed away after battling brain cancer for a year at age 77. He will be remembered as the greatest US Senator. Kennedy was elected to the senate in 1962. He truly believed in what he stood for unlike most Senators who act according to what is most politically expedient. He will truly be missed. More

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wire Crazy

I got carried away with the wire winder thingy yesterday. Trying to keep my hands busy since I quit smoking, you know.

I'm getting ready to have gastric bypass surgery on Monday so blogging may be pretty light for a while... but then again, I may make stuff in the meantime.

Had such a wonderful time making polymer clay beads last week and want to make more... we'll see!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Cabin Fever Clay Festival

I had the most fun at the Cabin Fever Clay Festival this past week in Laurel Maryland. Most of all, I learned some amazing new techniques. As per usual, I didn't finish any projects but I bring you some of what is in various stages of completion from a few classes I took. I still have to find the rest of the incomplete stuff as I unpack.... I know... I know...

This picture doesn't do these pendants any justice. I must finish one of these as a necklace that matches the silks that teacher, Julie Picarello gave us. I call this, A River Runs Through It... very original.

Nan Roche brought fabulous Japanese molds and we made some pretty spectacular creations from the molds. I think this looks like wood.

This lotus pod mold is rather large but it really looks like bronze, doesn't it?

That's gold leaf on black clay. I like how it looks and feels.

These were really fun beads to make in Sarah Shriver's class. I really have to do the technique again at home to get them the way I want them, but overall, I was very pleased with the technique and want to do it again.

My most favorite beads were the Big Amber Beads taught by Tori Hughes. I think these look very real and straight out of Africa.

I suppose if I took more than 5 seconds to set up shots and set up the camera correctly, I could get better photos of the class results, but those of you who know me, know that this is the best you're going to get.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cabin Fever Clay Festival

I'm off to the Cabin Fever Clay Festival in Laurel, Maryland.

See you on Thursday.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Bling is made of polymer clay imprinted with rubber stamps and embellished with pearl powders.

Dreaming of Spring

Monday, February 2, 2009


I had a particularly awful weekend, so I attempted to create some jewelry. There are about 7 pieces in various stages of construction. The only things I finished were these 2 pairs of earrings.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Birdies Are In Style

I revamped a necklace of my mom's from about 30 years ago. It had adorable sterling birds and tubes. I added some turquoise chunks.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Primitive Necklace

White branch coral and some sort of silvery beads from Africa.