Monday, March 26, 2007
Greetings from the LadyBrook Studio! After the glazing and critical tedious time consuming job of loading the kiln & carefully closing the lid...Whew!!! fingers crossed!!LOL!! Now I am waiting for the kiln to cool down so I can open the lid!! Anyone remember the song from Carly Simon...Anticipation????!! Excitement, anxiety, and the thrill to see & handle a new batch of pendants & beads...and hope they all come out great! I will post a picture when the lid is open....a few hours from now!!! sing it Carly!!! LOL!!
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Handmade ceramic Kaleidoscope bead...large & different designs painted all around using detail brushes...steady hand...magnifier (a must!!)lol and underglazes with clear glaze. I love design & color and I find myself lost to the bead when the brushes & glazes are in my hands...and the bead design takes on a life of it's own! I have this bead pictured larger to show detail. I am new at this show and tell blogging but I see I am not alone and very happy to share as you other beadmakers are too!! I am sooo happy to have found clay to create with ....the whole process is a joy! Calling it a night...our beagle Gracie needs her night walk.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Seems I am working on my website all the time...and yet it seems still so much to go!!! but I feel very good about this new journey with Fired Clay Artists!! the launch is in about 4 weeks!! so I have much to do!!!
Got downstairs and glazed pendants I have created a while ago...the website got most of me this winter and all this new planning!! so I am very psyched and getting ready for an exciting Spring and beginning!! We are due for more snow...and I see the daffodils coming out of the earth...nature knows!! I am excited using some new glazes I got on my pendants!! will post pix when they are loaded and done!! I am thinking of new customers for my work and the designs they will create with my beads and pendants!! Being a jewelry artisan for many years this is new and exciting to be making pieces for other jewelry artists to create with!! March is flying by, and I wish happy beading to all!!
Monday, March 12, 2007
Welcome to LadyBrook Designs Studio Blog! With encouragement from BoC (Beads of Clay) members, I am going to share with you my journey with making my LadyBrook Beads & Jewelry designs... somewhere the road forked and I chose this path...more like it chose me! At present, my studio is & has been the basement, now it is time I get it out in the light...an old garage we had (how it lasted this long is mystery!) has been taken down by my wonderful husband Bob, and my new studio will be in its place!!! I am so excited!! I will be happy to post photos as we go along making my dream ...reality!!! So much is happening in the bead clay world...a new website for Clay Artists has been launched but will have more artists up and running by April 1st....Yes, including me!! the side is Fired Clay Artists! It is a great group of dedicated clay artisans...and I am so very happy to be part of it! Well, I need to go and glaze pendants & beads....