Monday, May 30, 2011

Seashore Soup

A few years ago when on vacation in Florida, I spent some time making some tile molds, which I did use to make some tiles, but haven't had a chance to glaze yet.   From out of nowhere a couple weeks ago I had a thought that I should use them to make some pendants.  Ahh!  Brilliant!  Why didn't I think of that before?  Probably because they're a bit larger than what I'm used to making, but hey, some people probably prefer larger focal beads.

Here's a few bisque pendants I made from white low fire clay. 
And a few made from stoneware clay that haven't been fired yet.
Upcoming Event~
Lori Anderson of Pretty Things hosts a Cup of Bead Soup ~ where every month a different artist sends her a sight unseen batch of beads, and Lori blogs about the process of using those beads to create finished jewelry pieces.  I'm very excited to say I'll be featured in July, and it will be really fun to see what Lori creates with the soup ingredients I send her.  

I'm in the process of painting some of my new beads and pendants to send Lori, and don't even know myself which ones I'll choose.  I'd like to send her some stoneware as well as some low fire white clay pieces. You'll need to check out Lori's July Cup of Bead Soup creations to find out more.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

May Day Giveaway and Avatar Winners!

Thank you to everyone who helped me decide which avatar to use so I could give the snowflake a break for the summer. 
The majority rules.....
so, out with the snowflake and in with the dancing starfish!
The winner of the starfish dangles has been contacted.
Thanks everyone for participating!

Also - to celebrate May, I'm offering Free US Shipping in my Clayworksnh Etsy Shop to my Clayworks by Lisa Boucher Facebook Fans.  Just enter FBMAYFSUS at Checkout.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's NHPTV Auction Time!

 New Hampshire Public Television is the state's only locally owned and operated television station, and has been a resource for cultural enrichment and education since 1959.
Be sure to tune in to the live NHPTV Spring Auction beginning Friday, May 6 – Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm each evening…you cannot afford to miss it!  

Support public television and bid on everything from spa treatments to art, cars, books, vacations, cars and homes, etc., etc..  You name it, it's probably available at this auction.  Last year I bid on a massage gift certificate from the incredible Erica Bickford, LMT who donates every year And works the auction, and I was So exicited when I actually won her certificate for a glorious massage!!

You can also bid on this set of six handcrafted Clayworksnh seaside wave pins I've donated for the event:

Each donation makes a difference! Proceeds from the Auction supports funding for NHPTV's programs and educational services.  See you at the auction!  For more information visit

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day Giveaway

Well, I haven't seen any snowflakes for a few days, so maybe it's safe to start thinking about putting away the turtlenecks and start digging out the shorts?  Maybe...  It's a thought anyway.  I think it's also time to put my snowflake avatar in storage for the summer as well, but I'm not sure which one to replace it with. 

Please leave a comment on this post with the one of four avatar hopefuls that you prefer, and I'll use the one with the most votes.

Oh, and the giveaway... My Sea and Surf Starfish Dangles
Glistening in the sea and sand, these dangle earrings of varied blues, beach sand and mother of pearl are made from white low fire cay with raised starfish design and measure 3/4” in diameter. Finished with blue & pearl glass beads, and sterling silver ear wires.

The Avatar choice will replace the snowflake on Etsy, on my Clayworks by Lisa Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, on Beads-of-Clay, Ceramic Bead Artists, the Etsy Mud Team, NHMade, among others. 

I'll be announcing the winner of the giveaway as well as the summer avatar on Saturday, May 7th. Thanks for participating!

Also - to celebrate May, I'm offering Free US Shipping in my Clayworksnh Etsy Shop to my Clayworks by Lisa Boucher Facebook Fans.  Just enter FBMAYFSUS at Checkout.