Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Porcelain All Dressed Up

It's holiday time, and a bit of shine and sparkle are in order.  I have some hollow porcelain pendants I made, each one individually formed, fired, glazed and lustered. I decorated them with polymer cane slices, and freeform shapes and swirls.  Their colors glow when the light hits them, but they needed something more special than just a wire or cord to set them off.

So, I started looking around - and unearthed a treasure trove amongst my beading supplies.  Faceted crystals, glass pearls, metal heishi, crystal rondelles, and various other findings just begged to be used.

Here you have some samples of the polymer decorated porcelain focals, surrounded by sparkle and shine. Each piece also has a magnetic clasp for ease of wearing. Which one would you pick?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Getting Ready for the Holidays

I have been remiss on posting. Trips and holidays and the usual fall rush seem to have gotten in the way.

So, these are some photos of the things I've been making for the Westerly gallery.  I meant to show more, but sold two pieces before I had a chance to take pictures of them.

Here are a couple of my newest pieces in the "lei" line which I am enjoying so much.  I think these are fun, and I enjoy making them.  They are light weight, with movement and shapes that don't always seem to stay in the same place.  The use of translucent clay adds a special glow and depth to the components, and the embossing powder I use adds just a hint of sparkle.