Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cats and the Outdoors

A snapshot of cat experiencing the outdoors

Jupiter is more daring and after many times out has explored beyond the threshold.

Layla being the shy one is still hanging by the door.

We have had these cats for six months now and they are finally feeling at home, specially Layla who is three.  We believe she did not have a good beginning but now she is safe, trusting and enjoying having a home.  Jupes as we call her, was 2 months when we got her so she knows this is her home from day one.  They will be indoor cats because of the dangers outside, and our area has coyotes occasionally. But they do get bored at times so I take them out in our yard supervised for 10 minutes a couple times a day.  

Today I will be at Patchwork Show in Santa Ana form 11 to 5 pm,  if you are in Orange County come and check it out lots of fun things going on.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Patchwork Show Event

Patchwork Show Again!! 

That time again for Patchwork Santa Ana
Sunday May 29 from 11 to 5 pm
Main St. and the 5 Freeway
Between Bowers Museum and Main Place Mall
Hope to see you there!

Few items Today

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sunday is Patchwork Show Long Beach


Sunday May 15th is the day people!  Patchwork Show in Long Beach is happening.  From 11 to 5pm
at the  Marine Stadium.  There will be over 125 vendors with all handmade goodies.  The shows are always a blast so come prepared to have lotsssss of fun, good food and nice music in the background.
Rain or shine!  so do the sun dance for us please.

Here some of the stuff I've been making and that I will have there.

Come and say Hi!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Another Design with One of my Pendants

A few months ago I made a sale on my etsy store, I asked the buyer how she found me. She said she saw a picture on flickr of a necklace with one of my pendants, later on she sent me a link to this necklace.

The pendant was one that sold around Christmas.  The necklace was beautifully designed in yellow and purple.  It was a commissioned piece that artist Linda Landig from Linda Landig Jewelry created for a man who would give away as a gift.  Linda's designs are beautiful pieces full of color in many different designs and choices for you to wear.

The pendant is a little square about one inch in size, stamped with a yellow bird in the center with ornamental texture surrounding it in purple and an outline of yellow again.  The piece is designed with square beads, seed beads and lentil beads and some nugget looking ones too.

Linda and I have become facebook friends and I became a fan on her page too Linda Landig Contemporary Artisan Jewelry Also here is a post she did recently on her blog on some pendants she recently purchased   Linda's Bead Blog   

This is another pendant Linda has on the works, can't wait to see what she makes with it.  Thank you Linda for sending the pictures to share.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sigh..... Black Clay Results

I did a post last month about  working with black clay the picture above is from some pieces in the bisque stage. Below  are the results after the glaze firing.  Will let the pictures do the talking.  What do you think?  I think they look prettier in the bisque stage..... darn!  Luckily I only glazed half so I will play with the other half and other glazes, but will not expect much.  Have a great Friday!

This little heart was listed on my etsy

Thursday, May 5, 2011

What happens to my pieces when they sell and are shipped.

Do you ever wonder what happens to your work once it's been sold, packaged and shipped?  I do think about them sometimes, curiosity I guess.

I came across a blog last year of a jewelry designer with lots of pretty pieces. She uses artisan beads a lot, I saw some of her focal beads were from Beads of Clay members that I know.   One of her necklaces had been featured on Stringing Magazine and it was just beautiful!  I hearted her etsy store Silver Parrot right away and I have continued reading her blog often catching up with what she blogs about.  Later on she bought some of my pendants and has returned to buy from me several times now. One of the most recent pendants she got was the one on this necklace that she featured on her blog.

I was very happy to see this piece and to see in it one of my pendants from the line I call Spring Fling for its bright and happy colors and the techniques of an abstract watercolor.  Except this batch I made I selected different underglazes of more subdued colors.  She bought it and I shipped it.

I loved the use of the open chain and the bits of color that tie-in so well with the colors in the pendant.  She has more pictures with a more detailed description on her blog  Silver Parrot Blog along with the inspiration when she saw this pendant on my store.

Visit her blog for other pieces she features on the same post that will make you want some jewels for yourself.  My favorite in there is the one name "Driftwood".  Visit the blog and from there you can jump to her etsy store and see more from  Silver Parrot.