Saturday, April 27, 2013

Moving my Blog ...

New Happy Bracelet
Wow, with so many places to show and tell.... I need to simplify, I am overwhelmed with all the places to bop!  It's exciting there's so much to read, see and's with indiemade and so easy to design and add and promote... I have been looking for an easier website than the one I had for years with ....just too hard for a non savvy computer person.

so, I am happy and thrilled with my new website and look forward to fill it with my creations and grow....

I recently designed a new website for my  Ladybrook Designs  that includes a shop of my original one of a kind jewelry, a blog, news, studio, store and about.... so it is all in one and connects to everything....FB, Flickr, google, and many other social places....

 Happy Happy Spring to everyone!  It is a new season....change, growth, renewal and adventures.....♥ Christine

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


First time being published in a magazine!... it's this new April/May 2013 special issue of
Step by Step Wire Jewelry 
 Many warm Thanks to Denise Peck, Editor of step by step magazine for accepting & adding my LadybrookBeads in this new issue!  Along with my beads and charms, I am thrilled to be featured with many talented clay they are:
White Clover Kiln 
Shaterra Clay Studio
Cecily Maples
Jennifer Davies-Reazor
Marti's Buttons-N-Beads
Elaine Ray Ornamentea
Joan Miller Porcelain
Off Center Productions
So, check out this wonderful publication for eye candy and design ideas!
Back to the studio to make jewelry and glaze a pile of bisque components....

Friday, March 15, 2013

Before & After...

Whew! Finally got my ceramic & terra-cotta clay beads & pendants glazed and carefully filled the kiln...let out a sigh of relief and left them to the kiln gods last night...
...then the excitement of opening the kiln this morning!...... will be listing them this weekend! It is such a thrill to open that kiln lid and see all the color, textures, shiny glazes all ready to be created into amazing artisan jewelry pieces!
Also, the banner voting is on for BOC! I entered two of them... they all look great!
Artisan Whimsy is growing leaps too!   Now I have a pile of newly created porcelain beads, pendants, buttons & charms to glaze and fire....
Back to the studio♥...

Friday, March 1, 2013

Going International...

All bagged up for the Bead Cruise..
With this global world we live in, I have now added shipping to Canada & International.  In my studio, I have been busy glazing beads, pendants & charms that I am so looking forward to get in the kiln!  This a year of change....Beads of Clay is going through what I know is great changes, over at Artisan Whimsy Melinda Orr and the team are gearing up for new and exciting plans!  So much going on!! Blooms of ideas!! You know Spring is about here!  Recently I became a sponsor & sent off beads & pendants to the Bead Cruise participants...I know they all had a blast!! and enjoying the wonderful memories, learned techniques in beading, made new friends & got lots of bead 'goodies' from all of us sponsors!  Studio is still a work in progress... but enjoying creating in my own space!
Well, back to the Studio and glazing... Happy First of March...go check out the First Friday Etsy  Art Walk! Great stuff!  Is your day coming in like a Lion?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

These Sterling Hoops with my ceramic charms will be available later today in Ladybrook Designs
Super bowl Sunday...... in my eyes it's Super Beads Sunday!  I have extended FREE SHIPPING  through February on my LadybrookBeads. I know it's a bummer the postal rates went up! 
I am so thrilled to have been invited to join First Friday Art Walk Etsy Team!  Getting myself more in the public this year is a goal for me this year....
I wish everyone a great day!  and whatever team wins....yeah!  Enjoy a fun day!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

 Here a few pieces I created recently, and will be offered for sale in my Ladybrook Designs shop, and have been adding a few pendants in LadybrookBeads shop too.
A bit late HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!  Things are moving along here.... I just received fabulous handmade LADYBROOKBEADS have been chosen
 to be in the April issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry and also an ad in the Artisan's Village page!  I am so excited & thrilled! My first time being published in a magazine!  So, I have much clay & glazing to do!!  An important goal for me this year is to be more involved with the great groups I have joined and the members are fabulous artisans, check out the groups!  Feels like a hint of spring...but I know it's going to get colder tonight...I know, it's still only the ending of January...  well, back to work.  I wish you all a bright and happy day!