Tag: prototype

Random Projects

I’m sure I can’t be the only intensely crafty person who has a dozen projects on the go, all at various stages. In 2 or 3 mediums. I usually try to limit it to 4 or 5 at a time so that they have a chance of getting finished instead of just multiplying and shoving into stacks. The summer is a bad time for this though since it’s when I have time to do experimenting and prototyping.

On my Desk

I’m working on making small pins with caned elements. The owl is one type, using mostly caned elements and a little antiquing. The sculptural flowers are another. And I’m starting on the Christmas ornaments. I’ve been making glass ball ornaments for years and little sculpted animal ones for a couple. I’m taking a page out of the books of other talented clayers and combining the efforts. The little turquoise bird is the first bird and still needs a few painted details.

When my guy came by the table with the ornaments he stopped and asked me if I knew what month it was. Had to explain I wasn’t going to want to be experimenting with new techniques in September… I’d want them to be selling. So goofing off now.

Newest Beads

And there are, of course, a steady stream of beads and canes coming out of the workshop. Some normality exists in my universe!

Not Just Beads

Sometimes I actually make things other than beads with the canes. Sometimes I make things with the beads. Of course, that’s usually right before shows but that’s the way it goes.

Marbly Bead Necklace

Marbly brown and pearl and gold beads wire wrapped the way I do a lot of my pieces.

Green Bead Necklace

Green caned beads on brass wire.


The prototype for a pen tray in ‘boy’ colours. I say boy colours because the boyfriend asked, mostly in fun, why I had all flowers. So here we go, brown tiles.

The last pieces are earrings on silver wire. Simple but it works.

Swirly Earrings