Saturday, December 10, 2011

What's New in December at Clayworks!

Ho Ho Ho ~ Before I hit the streets to hopefully finish my Christmas shopping, I thought I would update my blog since it's been a while.  For some reason this month just flew by.  I can't imagine why!

Now that my one craft show of the season is over, I'm focusing more on my Clayworksnh Etsy shop.  Here's a few new ornaments that I listed recently:
My beads and other clay creations are also available at these NH bead shops: All Beads Considered in Exeter now carry my pendants, beads, jewelry and currently have some of my finished necklaces available for the holidays:
Stop in and check it out.  Julie and Chris at All Beads Considered have everything for your beading needs and more!  I'm amazed at all the fun stuff they have in there!  You need to walk around a few times to see all of the treasures on display.

Here's a few new simple, decorative stoneware pendants I just sent to Jennifer at The Guest House, A Creative Studio in Meredith:
With a blend of my favorite Coyote glazes of purples, sage, teals, turquoise and metallic green. I finally got over there to see her new shop in Mills Falls and what a beautiful creative space with everything you can imagine for your beaded creations.

Congratulations to Jane Murphy ~ the winner of the November Spot the Newt challenge in the New Hampshire Magazine!  I'll be sending Jane items from my Clayworksnh Etsy shop.
Don't forget to shop NH Made for the holidays ~
For the remainder of December, Use code FSLBCLAY at check out for Free US Shipping in my Clayworksnh Etsy shop.  
Have a great weekend and warm holiday wishes to everyone! 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Time!

Welcome to Lisa's Clay Happenings!  It's time for the big Bead Soup Party Reveal! ~

362 lucky participants signed up for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party to swap, design, connect, and share the results of our creative works!

Here's what I received from my bead soup partner Laurie Hanna. Laurie sent me this incredibly detailed lampwork focal she made along with a sweet little sterling horse button by Cathy Dailey, some silver components and a really gorgeous mix of blue beads. I typically work with ceramic and larger hole beads, so this soup challenged me to try some new techniques and designs.  You can find Laurie's beautiful beaded jewelry and lampwork pieces in her Etsy shop Laurie's Jewel Box. Please stop by Laurie's blog as well and see what she made with the beads I sent her!

Using the focal and the clasp we received from our swap partners was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.
Please play the video below to 
see what I made:
As you may be able to tell, I'm pretty "jazzed up" about this soup.  Once I started playing with this mix, I enjoyed every twist and turn that came about.  I'm really pleased with the final pieces and had so much fun throughout the process!  I look forward to hearing what you think.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Here's the links to all of the other participants so you can check out all of their soup creations!  Happy Blog Hopping!

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel


113. Laurel Steven and Mary McGraw
                 You Are Here ~ 114. Laurie Hanna and Lisa Boucher