Wednesday, November 26, 2008

flat red terra sig bead necklace

This necklace is made using some of my handmade clay beads and some black glass beads on which I painted a copper spiral. The clay beads are made using a process whereby each bead is formed, left to dry, and then painted with a very fine clay substance called terra sigillata (terra sig for short) that has been dyed a red colour. The terra sig is polished to a high shine and the beads are fired in a smoke pit using sawdust as the combustible. The smoke gives the beads the blackened effect (almost making them look dirty). The process is very time consuming but the effects can be fantastic. Stay tuned for another necklace using almost the same clay technique, with a twist!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

fimo transfer pendant necklace

Boy what a mouthful... "fimo transfer pendant necklace"!... but that is exactly what it is. I did a polymer clay (Fimo is a brand name) workshop and we learned how to transfer images onto the clay. I particularly liked this pendant and decided to make a necklace out of it (as opposed to a brooch). It's bright and fun and a real conversation piece!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

art show and sale - a real success!

Thanks to all the people who made it out to our show, which was held on November 9th. Ronna and I (Ronna's in blue, I'm in red) had a great time and really enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones... We plan to do it again in the Spring... We'll keep you posted as to dates and times! In the meantime visit our blogs and get a glimpse of the good things to come!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

fused glass pendant necklace2

Here's another fused glass pendant necklace in cool blues and purples. I've neglected my blog for a while because I've been busy creating stuff for a show that I am having this weekend at my house. I'll be showing and selling my handcrafted beaded jewellery along with my friend Ronna who does painted dishes. It's on Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm... And if you are in the Montreal area and are interested, email me for directions.