Friday, June 27, 2008

What I'm wearing today

Blast from the Past

Here is a necklace I'm wearing today with an outfit of black and white. These fun beads were made a couple of years ago at clay camp. It could of been last year, but I'm thinking it was the year before. Anyways, they are super simple and I'm almost embarrassed at how easy they were to make. Just take an oval unbaked clay bead that has been sitting for some time, push colored eyelets into the bead in a random order. Pierce and bake. See! Super simple! Some other thoughts on how to change them are to add a different color of clay to the center of the eyelets. Wouldn't that be fun for summer? Mix and match eyelets and clay. The combinations are endless and could match any outfit. Isn't this a great beginner project?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Blue Green Etched Necklace

After the first stringing of these beads it was apparent, considering the work involved in making these beads, they deserved a much nicer chain. Below is the necklace reworked, adding a small faceted bead on both sides of the handmade etched beads.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Etched Translucent Necklace

It is a good feeling to complete another project. This etching technique was first taught to me by Linda Goff at Ravensdale 2000. Gwen Gibson had Linda come into our inro class for a quick demo on etching or the rip-away technique. Recently the technique has been revisited by Louise Fischer Cozzi and is the inspiration for this piece.