Sunday, July 7, 2019

Make 'n Take Workshop

Every few months, Nadia Bond and I do 
a ceramic component workshop at
Blue Santa Beads & Boutique in
Media, PA. 


Participants are encouraged to select from our
components, then as they watch (and learn)
our techniques, we fashion their choices into
"Clay to Wear"


This July 13th event will feature my wire and waxed
linen wrapped spirit hole discs as pendants, 
always reversible and light weight for wearing...



Another technique which will be demonstrated is
my copper coiled 'SPRING' bail and the wire wrapping
of semi-precious stones such as Labradorite
and rough cut Lapis Lazuli chunks (above).



New earring designs using Spirit Hole discs made
from hand decorated stoneware clay will also
be featured...




Labradorite and Stoneware Hearts as PENDANTS


SIDE ONE: Pendants made from Emily Cohen's
hand cut stoneware shard hearts, coiled copper
'Spring' bails and Labradorite hangies...


SIDE TWO: The same pendants are reversible...


Pendants with Labradorite Accents

Labradorite is highly recommended for energizing 
the imagination and generating creative ideas; 
it is a mystic stone of transformation and magic. 
A member of the feldspar family, it is particularly 
treasured for its remarkable iridescent colors of 
peacock blue, gold, pale green, and copper hues. 
It was discovered by Moravian missionaries
 in 1770 in Labrador, Canada, thus its name. 


Not only does Labradorite aid in banishing fear and 
 insecurities, it also helps to eliminate negative energies
 and strengthen one's resolve. 
If you want to reap the benefits of Labradorite 
then you will have to carry it in the form of a 
touchstone or wear it as jewelry. 
The poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote,
 “An individual is like a bit of Labradorite 
which has no luster as you turn it in your hand 
until you come to a particular angle; 
then it shows deep and beautiful colors.” 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

By the Sea Beach Glass Earrings...


Just in time for summer wearing, vintage and sea glass
hand crafted Artisan earrings...



Many with Emily Cohen's hand-cut vintage glass hearts.


All accented with copper components!




Makes you want to head for the shore...





Available at m t burton gallery in Surf City, NJ, 
Gallery on Park, Swarthmore, PA
and Blue Santa Beads & Boutique, Media, PA.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Most Fun I've Had...

Without Laughing! (Apologies to Woody Allen)



This necklace seems to have a little of everything;
it just emerged from nowhere as I sat at my dining table
(which doubles as my work table) to make it.



The hand painted reversible pendant happened
weeks before the necklace and yet I seemed to have
all the complements needed for it to become...





CLAY...I LOVE where it takes me...



GO FISH!


The above Intaglio mat, Three Fish & a Friend,
was created last year for Emily Cohen's birthday
to make her a set of luncheon plates...


The Four Fishes Intaglio mat makes it easier to cut
the fish apart for stamping; all the fish are different
but I will say, the flounder in both are the favorites!


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Wearing of the Clay


MAROONED
Stoneware Shards as necklaces and earrings...


Shards, leather and Copper...


Earthenware clay pods, Trade beads
and Mykonos Components on one necklace;
Tatanka Wicasa pendant, handmade and reversible...


Combed eathenware fun...


A stick found while walking in the woods,
Wasser glass and hand painted stoneware leaf pendant
plus a necklace of clay discs...


Pentaphilia scilptural necklace & earrings...


Have a Heart and Heart of Stone Necklaces...


Chips Ahoy Gas fired clay chips...


Scroddled and colored clay discs connected by
delicate copper chain...


A rattle bead focal pendant on a two-part necklace
and an Intaglio pendant necklace...


A Manges shard necklace and
another found wood and gas fired pendant necklace...


The RA Sun God necklace and two strands of
spiral clay tubes with red garnet accents
on a single necklace...

CLAY - I LOVE where it takes me!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

MORE Girls Just Wanna' Eat Lunch Earrings by Emily Cohen


Catfish Studio knows just how to deal with 
TIME pieces and their parts...


She makes them into the coolest earrings!


How about this pair 
for your next dinner party wearing...


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Pierced Wasser & Clay Earrings


Vibrant teal Wasser glass rectangles suspended from
copper hangers and accented with textured clay discs.


Charcoal pierced Wasser glass, blackened steel
and hand painted spirit hole discs


Irregular pierced pieces of Indigo Wasser hoover over 
hooped Egyptian earthenware scarabs...


Taupe Window Wasser glass pieces, fancy bails,
textured stained clay ovals & pink Wasser
stalactite hangies...


Pierced grey Wasser triangles show off a pair of
hand painted spirit hole stoneware discs...


Melon Wasser squares married to hand painted
scroddled spirit hole discs.