Tuesday, October 7, 2014


This has been a fabulous week! First of all, I got my copy of Jewelry Affaire, and I had two articles in there! Yay! My bee bracelet was in the article:

and also this one:

and this initial necklace:

When I sent the necklace article in to Stampington, I had just finished two custom initial necklaces for different women whose names were Marge and M'Liss, so I had some extra m's lying around. I could wear this one myself, when it comes back!

Other than that bit of good news, it has been a quiet week, but very productive, as far as components are concerned. Sometimes I have weeks at a time where I feel like just buying and making components. This has been one of those weeks.

 First I ordered these really cool vintage tin butterflies from Venezuela, and they showed up almost instantly.

Then my husband's sister gave me this fabulous lace! My husband's grandmother and great aunt made it. I can't wait to figure out how to use it.

I found these wooden beads at a junk store for $2

I painted these faux Anasazi pottery shards:

...and these faux sea pottery shards:

... and I have been making hundreds and hundreds of ceramic clay components. 

Here's the first batch. I fired them to cone 6, without glaze, and then painted them with acrylic paints and finished them with metallic Gilders Paste.

I have at least 600 more beads fired and ready to paint and wax, and I ordered some new wax colors. Like I said, it's been a productive week for making components. 

For now, I'll leave you with this quote, by Aristotle:

The whole is more than the sum on the parts.
- Aristotle 

Next time I'll have things made from those parts!