Friday, January 17, 2020

All Stoneware, All Handmade Beads on a Slip Stitchery Necklace

OK, so I did measure the finished length of the wrap
 - 82" - 
but I didn't count how many beads I used.

I find I have extra "perfectly fine" beads because, 
when I make beads for earrings, I usually make 3,
 just in case there is a mishap in the firing...

More often than not I really don't know how many beads
 I will need to make a finished necklace or bracelet,
so I just make plenty...

In the end, I wind up with a nice array of handmade 
and hand formed beads which only have 
one thing in common...CLAY!

And they are what I used to make this fun piece!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The MEDEA Necklace

This triple strand necklace simply made itself...

The magnet closure makes it an easy wear!

Slip Stitchery Jewelry - Necklaces and Bracelet Wraps

What's better than a handmade necklace of  Bon Antique
Picasso beads, Tibetan DZI Rounds and Mykonos
oxidized copper flakes and fish closure...

A bracelet that can be either a bracelet or a necklace
and contains all of these things!

This one of Bon Antique Picasso tubes, teal waxed
linen cord, lime-blue glass Rondelles and a hunk of
semi-precious rock does the same thing...

It's both a necklace or a bracelet wrap!

Friday, December 20, 2019

More Organic Wasser Shapes...

What is so interesting about these organic 
Wasser Glass shapes is how they look 
dangling from the ear...

Whether you are coming or going,
they intrigue the onlooker.

And can be worn with either side face forward
simply by inserting the ear wire into the ear
from the back instead of the front.

Which is why it is so much fun to show you

They can have subtle nuances...

Or only make an outright statement from one side...

Even with my ceramic clay accents, these Fun-2-Wear
Earrings are lightweight.

Hand fashioned copper swings allow the clay, cultured
seaglass and semi-precious to catch the eyes of

As you make your own personl Fashion Statement!

Each pair is individual and unique...

Notice the Bumble Bee Jasper and imagine it
pollinating your favorite bloom...

Bet you can't pick just one pair!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tis the Season for Wasser Wearing

Just when I thought I'd never again see the magnificent 
array of Wasser glass patterned colors, a package
arrives from my dear friend Emily with some
breathtaking Wasser Glass shards...

All the more reason to plan to reverse your earrings
for wearing either way!

Semi-precious Jasper ovals are the perfect complement
to many of the speckled, colorful surfaces...

And seem to work as accents for either side.

New for me, this copper wire swing (with a twist) 
which holds an oval stone under the Wasser shapes...

And just when you thought it couldn't get better,
the other side astounds!

I call this pair Spotted Cat and you can see why; it
seems to be all set to jump through the cultured sea glass
black loops underneath...

Then the reverse of spotted cat with the missing 
spots...and missing cat, replaced by red & green
strokes against a black ground -
Oh what fun!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

WINTER Classes & Workshops at Community Arts Center

Winter Workshop
Medium: Ceramics, Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor(s): Bond, Nadia W. Hanselman, Barbara
Date: 1/7/2020-1/10/2020 
Location: Community Arts Center, Full Ceramics Studio
Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM EST Tue Wed Th Fri
Tuition: $165.00 Additional Fees: $15.00

Winter Class
Medium: Ceramics | All Levels
Instructor(s): Hanselman, Barbara
Date: 1/13/2020-3/2/2020
Location: Community Arts Cener, Handbuilding Room
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM on Monday
Tuition: $330.00 Additional Fees: $25.00
Winter Class
Medium: Ceramics | All levels
Instructor(s): Hanselman, Barbara
Date: 1/16/2020-3/5/2020 
Location: Community Arts Center,Ceramic Studio Annex
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on Thursday
Tuition: $235.00 Additional Fees: $25.00

Winter Workshop | Available
Medium: Ceramics, WORKSHOPS | All Levels
Instructor(s): Hanselman, Barbara
Date: 2/8/2020 (one day)
Location: Community Arts Center, Ceramic Studio Annex
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM EST on Saturday
Tuition: $60.00 Additional Fees: $7.00

Friday, November 29, 2019

Fun Earrings for Winter Wearing

You can never go wrong with Wasser glass
and hand painted clay discs...

Wasser glass 'Swiss Cheese' style 
with Mykonos glazed clay coins and turquoise 
glass Marquise flats supporting it all.

Mykonos high glazed clay shapes, wired
together by weaving with an Earthenware
"Sputnik" hangie underneath.

Mint Jullep "Swiss Cheese" style Wasser glass
shapes suspended from a hand formed copper
hook & jump rings'''

Stoneware "button mold" beads which look woven
and topped with stacked wood discs and
Bonn Beads Picasso Czech trades.

Smoky Quartz chunks swing nicely from
clay button mold beads acc ented with lemon
yellow African trades and horn tubes.

Then back to double Wasser shapes under
a stoneware hand painted ring and copper...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Making Ceramic Beads & Pendants

Making Ceramic Beads & Pendants

Ceramic Beads and Pendants can take all sorts of
shapes and sizes...

For instance, these textured clay discs have been
connected by a C-lon crochet cord to form a necklace.

These interesting discs could become earrings
or a necklace as well...

And these large discs and lone spirit hole
are connected with Bonn Beads Picasso trades
and blob beads making a subtle statement necklace.

Earrings emerge using pairs of fun clay beads...

Even a pair of button molded tic-tac-toe clay
beads accented with Labradorite drops

or large textured clay discs complemented with
beach glass shapes

become Fun-to-Wear clay creations...why not
plan to join us at our next adventure in 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

More Crochet-ing with Beads...

...Found this really nice waxed cotton bead cord 
at Blue Santa Beads, Media, PA. I t has a nice twist
to it and is not overly waxy to the touch.

This is the C-lon 400 cord which works nicely with
my glass and ceramic bead pieces, found objects, etc.
I did get a bit carried away with this one which
ended up being over 8 feet long - 
What a Wrap!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

A Necklace for Yvonne

A simple piece of driftwood found on Martha's Vineyard
transforms one of my reversible clay pendants into
a natural statement asking to be worn...