Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I'm about to finish packing everything to be ready to leave for Baltimore and the National Polymer Clay Guild's Synergy Conference. It's exciting to think about all the amazing polymer work that will be on display in the gallery and I can't wait to sit down for each of the seminars that I've signed up for.
Most of my jewelry pieces are packed for the gallery display as well as this necklace that I'm donating to the NPCG silent auction. Quite a ways back I tried my first cane from my own drawing and this iris was the result. From that cane came beads and from those beads came this necklace this week!
My muse has been back in full force in the studio and tomorrow we'll be driving our way to Baltimore for some more inspiration.
Keep the cheer!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Everything is set for the class tomorrow - including the freezing rain and terrible weather, sigh! Hopefully by tomorrow afternoon it will all be rain and it will be a wonderful chance to work with some interesting people in the bead shop.
In the meantime I have another project in the works. I recently visited Montreal, Quebec and found a beautiful silk shirt with a gorgeous leaf, brush pattern on the fabric. Now it's home in my closet courtesy of a wonderful mother-in-law, because when she saw that I wasn't going to buy it - she purchased it for me as a 'just because' gift!!!
Take a look at the fabric in the first picture!!! Such beautiful earth tones to play with. And then the second picture is an image of my studio with the work in progress - my muse is back and I had such fun mixing colors to match and coming up with beads and a scheme. The beads are currently curing and some are drying from being sanded. I'll finish the necklace and earrings tomorrow after my class and post up the images. I'm hoping that this will be part of my outfit for the NPCG Synergy Conference Gala dinner.
Tomorrow, President's Day, I'll be teaching a basic Polymer Clay class at the Bay Street Beadworks here in Glens Falls. It should be pretty fun. We'll be working with caning techniques and creating our beads, then while our beads are curing we'll be heading out into the store to select the other beads to fill out and finish our jewelry pieces.
I'm pretty excited and have gone over all the steps and created all the examples. The blue lace cane necklace and earrings are the pieces that I'm brining to the class tomorow!
Wish me luck.