Sunday, March 29, 2015

Batik Ribbons! And Painting...

For years I've been packaging up my bead orders with a Batik ribbon tied around the box as my special thank you gift to my customers. A few people have asked me if I sell them. I usually refer folks to my buddy Lorelei Eurto's shop: Jewelry Accord, where you can buy not only batik ribbons, but other fabulous cording, waxed linen, fiber for jewelry and other findings.

But I've been thinking about selling my batik ribbons for a long time now, mainly because I love making them, and finally decided to go for it. Stay tuned for an announcement in the next week or so. Don't worry, I will continue to gift my lovely customers with a batik ribbon on their beady packages... :)

Here's a sneak peak...

I've also had some other idea in my head... like pertaining some tiny artworks, maybe even very teeny ones for jewelry focals, or maybe even hand-painted ribbons. Hmmmm. My art training was originally painting, and I've been missing it... I recently bought a few art supplies to get me started again....

Like I said, stay tuned for news about ribbons and maaaybeeee... some painted stuff.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In the Works...

After a particularly brutal winter, during which I have not been in the best health, I'm finally getting some work done. Here's a few snapshots of work in progress (after the rather bleak looking photo shot out my back door this past December), including a tiny little sneak peak.

Creating a tulip stamp based on my sketches.

A few more carved tulip and quilt block stamps. I ended up not using some of these.

Bear totems.

Barn owl.

Spiral fossil discs.

Beads in the theme of "Way Out West" (coming soon).

Hare totem.

A small sneak peak at one of my arrow connectors.

The back of the arrow connector.

Tiny sneak peak of my "Way Out West" update coming soon.

Glazing in progress...

Bears and Hares! And other stuff in progress...

Bead beads beads!

Glazing to be finished.

Beads waiting for their little glaze coast lol.