Tag: natasha

Beads Baubles and Bowls

Beads, baubles and bowls essentially describes my finished work! Sometimes that’s more apparent than others as I clear the tables and photograph their residents.

Big Mirror Image Beads

This was a big batch of big mirror image beads – the smaller ones are still an inch long – that are fabulous hot colours. They will probably get strung up casually for several vaguely ethnic inspired pieces.

Sea Garden Pillow Bracelet

Here’s a wireworked bracelet (I wired everything before I began clay and it’s still my preferred technique) with a combination of my pillow beads and bead slices. I like the variety you get with the change in type of beads and I am going to explore this theme more this year.

It's Bright! Coffee Tones Ring Bowl
Inside Ring Bowl 3 Seasonal Ring Bowl

What can I say? I’m a sucker for bowls. These are a few of the latest batch of ring bowls I’ve made with the glass inners. They are instant gratification as far as vessels go.

Year of Clay – Remnant Beads

A friend scolds us when we call our cane ends, bad slices and sheet leftovers scraps. She calls them remnants. I’m not sure it’ll change my habit but here’s some of my cleaned-off-my-desk beads:

Scrap Beads

Flickr will show you much larger versions if you click on through. The green / pink / gold ones are Natashas that I rounded the edges on and I have a half vision of an odd bracelet with those. The rest… I’m not exactly sure. I have so many more cane ends though and it was either toss them in the mud bucket or make scrap.. er .. remnant beads out of them. I hope by the time I process the pile I’ll have some inspiration.

These are heading for their dance in the tumbler! Maybe inspiration will visit while they get smooth and shiny.