Sunday, November 28, 2010

Patchwork on Again

Come and see me and other 80 crafters at the best show in Orange County, Patchwork.

Patchwork will be on today Sunday November 28th.  from 11am to 5pm.  Located at 2202 N. Main St. in Santa Ana.  Main and Buffalo right off the 5 Freeway.  You can't miss it! the hole block on Buffalo is closed off for this great event.

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Come and enjoy everything handmade, food and music.  This event is free to everybody! I hope to see you there, I will be at booth 9.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fresh off The Kiln

This morning I got to open the kiln to these  beauties.  They are from what I call my "Spring Fling Watercolors"  This time I added some twists into making these to give them a different look.  The results, is what I expected so I am pretty happy with them.

I really have a lot of fun making these.  I realize that I am the happiest when I am creating.  I hope I can continue doing this for a long time.

The shapes are hearts, circles, birds, two size of ovals.

I will be listing these in the next couple days, many of you know me,,, and know that I have a hard time letting go of what I make.  But I will have to let them go and I hope I can do it and list them in the next day or two.  If you want some of them before I list, email me and I can reserve them for you.
They will be $10 per pendant.  My email is

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I love these!

On my last post last Wednesday  I blogged about the decals I applied to some colorful beads and pendants that I won as a giveaway from Bisque Bead Supply.  Well after a couple days of wind and some other work to do they are finally done.  Here they are.

I think these two above are my most favorite ones.  but I do love them all.

I hope to list later today on my etsy store.  If you're interested let me know and I will get back to you as soon as I feel a bit better.... kind of
not feeling well today.

What do you think of them?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What I did this Morning

Last month I won a giveaway of bisque items from Bisque Bead Supply
Bisque is the term given to ceramic that has been fired once, and is ready to be glazed with many choices of glazes.  Once glazed you need to fire again and they come out all shiny like these beads above, aren't they pretty just like that?

These beads I decided to do a third firing
because I wanted to add decals for the decoration part of the design.  I printed my own decals on special paper.  Sooo, this morning I printed the decals at 4 am... couldn't sleep so might as well get going right?  and after a walk this morning I applied the decals to the fired pieces.  The picture to the right shows the pieces with the decal that will be attached to that piece, it has the white backing paper that will be removed after the decal is immersed in water, the water loosens up the decal from the paper and when ready I will set on piece and slide the  paper off.  Dry the decal and remove any wrinkles once set on bead.

   And this is what they look like once the decal has been attached to the piece.  I will let dry overnight and do the firing probably tomorrow.

So Stay tuned to see the results in two days or so.
let me know if you have any questions about decals.