I've been doing some playing around in the mud over the past few weeks and finally have everything up on the website! Shown above are a bunch of my cut out pendants, some on the website and some are off in the mail for consideration in the upcoming issue of Beads 2011.
Also on their way to Beads 2011 (but a couple on the website) are my new nests... I hesitated to make them because there are so many great nest beads out there but I felt like these were different enough to do with all the individual "twigs" that I should go for it. What do you think?There's no prominent hole for them but the open nature of the nest allows for a thin stringing material or bail to be inserted. I also think they would be ahhhmazing glued to a flat backing or bezel...ring anyone?
I've also been playing around with pushing my porcelain pendants to the limit as far as thinness...this time with pierced designs. One is on Etsy already...Major losses in both production and firing with these guys and the glaze results are still not 100% what I'm looking for but I love how delicate they turned out. I had some of the pendants where the holes fully filled with glaze, kind of a stained glass effect, which is what I wanted but it didn't happen consistently.
Be sure to check back later this week for a super special giveaway opportunity. The generous folks at CSN stores offered me the opportunity to do a product review or another gift certificate giveaway...I thought I'd spread the love to all my wonderful peeps so I chose the giveaway. One lucky person will receive a no strings attached gift certificate code for $45 to spend at any of their shops! They have so many great things and reasonable prices so the winner should be able to find something wonderful, whether it's a splurge or a necessity.