Tuesday, June 23, 2009

yellow three strand choker

It's finally summer and the warm weather is here... it sure took a long time coming. This is my summertime multistrand necklace. It is made of mostly glass beads of varying yellow hues, with a copper clasp. Hope everyone is having a sunny day!

Friday, May 15, 2009

art shows a success!

Well, both Art Shows are now over and both were really fun. It was my first time exhibiting my pottery and I think it went rather well. I sold quite a few pieces and got a lot of encouragement from people. And now I have room to make more! My necklaces were a hit at my home show, and I think I'll be doing a lot more this summer... for a show in the Fall... I'll keep you posted as to time and location. Thanks to all who came and supported us... and congrats to our door prize winners... Karen Kofman, who won Ronna's teapot, and Jocelyne Paré, who won one of my necklaces!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another Show!

Last week's pottery exhibition was a real success, and I'd like to thank all my friends and family who came out to support my efforts. This weekend I'll be hosting another craft show at my house. Ronna, and I have been crafting away... and would love to see you on Saturday, May 9th. Come on down and enjoy the day... we'll have some cake (and you know Ronna can bake!) and coffee, and if the weather's nice... we can hang in the backyard! Those of you who don't know where I am located in Dorval... just email me... I'll send you directions. Hope to see you all!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dorval Pottery Expo-Vente 2009

Well, I've been extremely busy doing pottery these last few months, and the fruits of my labour will be exhibited this weekend along with other Dorval Pottery Guild members' work at our annual Expo-Vente. It takes place this weekend May 1st, 2nd and 3rd from 10 to 5. The vernissage is on Thursday evening - April 30th, from 7 to 9, and the first 100 people to show up will receive a free hand made ceramic goblet. The address is 1401 Lakeshore Drive, in Dorval... in the library building. I am still a beginner ( I've been doing pottery for 2.5 years) and I still have a lot to learn, but I am really enjoying the process... and I hope that others enjoy the finished products! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

green and gold pendant necklace

Another one of my necklace creations... a choker with a dangly pendant. I created it using glass, wood, metal and polymer clay beads. The polymer beads are all handmade by me. I love the colour combo... greens and golds and just a touch of red and blue... and the asymetry it creates!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

turquoise wood bead necklace

As you can probably tell by now I love to make necklaces. This one is a combo of turquoise coloured wooden beads, glass beads, and handmade (by me) polymer clay beads. I love to create multi-textural, and multi-coloured jewellery. I will be having another show and sale with my friend Ronna, at my home on May 9th. Invitations will be going out soon!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

oranges in sunlight

I just loved the way this looked in the midday sunshine. The bright light shining through our kitchen window, and the blinds creating the wonderful stripes on the curved bodies of  the tiny fruits. The mosaic tiles of our kitchen table add colour and pattern. Although today is a cloudy, rainy day... this picture is a nice foil to the gloominess outside. Happy Spring to all! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

valentine mugs

It's been quite a while since I last posted... but I think I've got my mojo back...and have some new stuff to show. I'll start with these mugs that I made (or rather, just painted) for valentine's day... a set for my hubby and me. (The photos show the front and back views) It's a style that I've developed and used quite a bit in the past... and I love the spontaneity of the design. I use pebeo porcelain paints, which once baked in the oven, become permanent glazes. The colours are vibrant and long lasting... and best of all...can handle being washed in the dishwasher!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

fimo and blue metal ring long necklace

This is similar to the last post (sorry I've been lax in posting!) with large hand made polymer clay beads and metal rings. It is quite long and hangs nicely. The accent beads are glass and plastic, and a type of dyed stone. The clasp is a bar and ring toggle, which allows you to undo the necklace and wrap it twice around for a choker.